China scared before QUAD meeting, threatens military confrontation

New Delhi:

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) summit of leaders of countries (United States, Australia, Japan and India) will be held in Tokyo on May 24. But before this QUAD summit, China has expressed fears of a military confrontation in the Indo-Pacific region.

US President Biden will visit Japan on May 22-24 and will meet Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on May 23 and attend the Quad leaders’ summit on May 24.

Joe Biden will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is expected to seek India’s support for Ukraine amid the ongoing war with Russia.

Joe Biden’s first visit to Asia since taking office in 2021

This will be Biden’s first visit to Asia since taking office last year. In March, the US president visited Poland and Belgium in March following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the visit would further build on the current administration’s solid commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific, the Republic of Korea and the US treaty alliance with Japan.

In September last year, Joe Biden had invited Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and then-Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga to the Quad’s first in-person leaders’ summit at the White House.

‘Quad built to counter China, a partnership filled with old Cold War mentality’

Responding to the QUAD meet in Japan, China said that this group of Indo-Pacific democracies was formed to counter China.

In a daily news briefing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin commented on the visit, saying cooperating countries should promote regional peace rather than joining special blocs that undermine mutual trust and cooperation between regional countries. should help.

“This partnership is full of old Cold War mentality and zero-sum thinking, and there’s a lot of military confrontation,” it said.


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