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Translated by: MOS English Team – Juliet

It was reported on May 23rd, that when President Biden visited Asia for the first time since taking office, he praised Fumio Kishida’s determination to strengthen Japan’s defense capabilities and supported Japan’s plan to strengthen its defense capabilities to counter China’s growing influence in Asia.  In addition, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported that Biden supports Japan becoming a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

Image Source: aljazeera

The main content of Biden’s visit is to hold a four party talk with leaders of Japan, Australia, India and other countries and launch the “Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.”

Image Source: bbc

The plan aims to bring countries closer together through common standards in areas such as supply chain resilience, clean energy, infrastructure and digital trade.


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Posted by: Peter Chen

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