Tadashi Maeda, governor of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, in Tokyo in April. Photo: SCMP

Japanese official Tadashi Maeda dismisses China’s Belt and Road Initiative as just a ‘political show’

  • Tokyo hopes its China-containment project will eventually include Taiwan as a participant, says the governor of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation
  • Tadashi Maeda says Japan’s own strategy ‘is based on three pillars: promotion of the rule of law, freedom of navigation and free trade’
Topic |   China-Japan relations

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Tadashi Maeda, governor of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, in Tokyo in April. Photo: SCMP
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Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho reports on China's diplomacy for the Post. He also covers East Asian security and defence stories. Before joining the Post he was with the South Korean Air Force and News1 Korea. He has a bachelor's degree in media and communications and Chinese studies from Sydney University and a master's of international studies in Chinese area studies from Seoul National University.