U.S., China Divided on Korea-Japan Info Accord
The United States and China are reacting differently to the controversial military information sharing pact between Korea and Japan.
The U.S. State Department says the matter is irrelevant to Washington, and that it's inappropriate to make further comments on a decision made by the Korean and Japanese governments.
On the other hand, a daily Chinese tabloid published by the People's Daily, said the new pact was "indirectly" targeted at Beijing.
Speculations are high in China that the U.S. was the likely instigator of the agreement, aiming to further isolate China from the U.S.-Korea-Japan trilateral military alliance in line with its new defense strategy that focuses on the Asia-Pacific region.
Korea postponed signing the agreement last Friday, but the government says it will push ahead with the signing after a thorough review.
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