FAST FIVE: US, Japan Prepare Statement Pledging To Jointly 'Deter' China Militarily

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Biden will travel to South Korea and Japan from May 20 to May 24, the White House previously announced.

Next week's Asia trip will include Biden rolling out his administration's Indo-Pacific Economic Framework – which is a plan to counter China economically.

Anticipating the Tokyo meeting, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday warned Japan, stressing that US-Japan cooperation must not “hurt China's sovereignty, security and development interests” – as quoted in Bloomberg.

“China hopes that Japan acts cautiously and learns a lesson from history,” the Chinese foreign ministry was cited further as saying.

Biden at the time stressed that the islands are covered under Article V of the Japan-US Security Treaty, related to mutual defense.

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