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Beijing Says U.S., Japan ‘Smeared and Attacked’ China at Summit

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning speaking to the media at the regular press briefing in Beijing. JOHANNES NEUDECKERDPAdpa Picture-Alliance via AFP

Beijing said on Thursday that the United States and Japan had “smeared and attacked” China during a Washington summit. At the summit, U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida unveiled their countries’ biggest upgrade in defense ties.

Biden and Kishida unveiled plans on Wednesday to restructure the US military command in Japan, the biggest such change since the 1960s.

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