Korean news channel YTN (Channel 24)


The defense ministers of the three countries, the United States, Japan and Australia, raised their voices to strongly oppose China’s actions ignoring international law that destabilize the Indo-Pacific region.

At the same time, he also emphasized his will to strengthen defense cooperation, including trilateral military exercises to counter this.

Contact reporters. Reporter Lee Jong-soo


This is the International Section.


Didn’t the defense ministers of the US, Japan and Australia raise their voices together against China ignoring international law?


During the Shangri-La Dialogue at the Asian Security Conference held in Singapore, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada, and Australian Defense Minister Richard Marles held talks and warned China like that.

He is said to strongly oppose China’s actions in violation of international law, such as the militarization of disputed territorial areas in the East China Sea and the South China Sea, and blocking the exploration of other countries’ marine resources.

Against this, three-way training using F-35 stealth aircraft was carried out in Australia,

The Japanese Self-Defense Forces emphasized that they would strengthen defense cooperation across several areas, including conducting regular missions to protect US and Australian military assets.


Before this, the US and Chinese defense ministers clashed over the issue of Taiwan, right?


“A conflict in the Taiwan Strait would have catastrophic and unimaginable effects on the world economy,” US Defense Secretary Austin said in a speech at the Asian Security Conference.

“The Taiwan issue is about China’s core interests, and there is no compromise or concession,” said Jing Jianfeng, deputy chief of staff of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Central Military Commission, who immediately protested.

Let’s listen to the comments of the US Secretary of Defense and the Vice Chief of Staff of the Chinese Armed Forces one after the other.

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Didn’t the US-China defense ministers meeting, which attracted attention during the Asian Security Conference, collapse?


A bilateral meeting between Defense Minister Austin and Chinese Defense Minister Li Sangfu broke down over differences over whether to lift US sanctions against Li.

As such, the US-China defense channel has been closed, but there is a move to resume high-level dialogue in the US-China diplomatic channel.

Daniel Crittenbrink, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, will visit China to discuss key issues at hand.

The re-promotion of US Secretary of State Tony Blincoln’s visit to China, which was canceled due to the Chinese reconnaissance balloon incident in February, is expected to be discussed again.

Previously, President Biden said in a press conference after the summit of seven major countries in Fukushima, Japan on the 21st of last month, “I expect that the relationship between the United States and China will thaw in soon.”

So far, the International Department has told me.

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