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90% of Chinese Netizens: Strengthened U.S.-Japan Alliance Threat to China, Official Survey

On January 19 2010, the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the U.S.-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security, both governments issued a joint statement “strengthening security and ensuring the alliance remains the anchor of regional stability.”

A survey conducted by the official paper Huanqiu shows that over 90% of Chinese netizens believe that the strengthened U.S.-Japan alliance constitutes a threat to China. A Chinese professor at the Japanese Research Center of Shanghai Jiaotong University said in an interview that the U.S.-Japan alliance is a military relationship, which has undergone several changes since 50 years ago. Today’s alliance is still a strategic prevention targeting China.

Source: Xinhua, January 20, 2010