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

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