Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe appears  on screen at the meeting in Taipei on Wednesday. Photo: AP
Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe appears on screen at the meeting in Taipei on Wednesday. Photo: AP

China summons Japanese envoy over ex-PM Abe’s Taiwan remarks

  • Former leader of Japan ‘extremely wrong’ to suggest an attack on the island would be an emergency for Tokyo and Washington
  • Assistant foreign minister Hua Chunying reminds envoy of previous Japanese aggression against China

Topic |   China-Japan relations
Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe appears  on screen at the meeting in Taipei on Wednesday. Photo: AP
Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe appears on screen at the meeting in Taipei on Wednesday. Photo: AP

Corrected [2:38pm, 3 Dec, 2021]

  • [2:38pm, 3 Dec, 2021]

    An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Japan's ambassador to China as Shui Hideo. The story has been amended to correct the envoy's name, Hideo Tarumi.

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