US Defence Secretary Mark Esper. Photo: APUS Defence Secretary Mark Esper. Photo: AP
US Defence Secretary Mark Esper. Photo: AP

Japan, US vow to counter Beijing’s assertiveness in South and East China seas

  • Taro Kono and Mark Esper said Tokyo and Washington will strongly oppose countries unilaterally changing the status quo in the disputed waterways
  • At a meeting in Guam, they also discussed enhanced cooperation between the two allies in fields such as outer space and electronic warfare

Topic |   South China Sea
US Defence Secretary Mark Esper. Photo: APUS Defence Secretary Mark Esper. Photo: AP
US Defence Secretary Mark Esper. Photo: AP
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