Skip to comments.China criticises Japan's X-band radar system plan
Posted on 09/23/2013 9:59:03 PM PDT by TexGrill
China has criticized a Japanese plan to install a cutting-edge U.S. missile defense radar system. China's Foreign Ministry says it could harm regional stability and upset the strategic balance.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said, "Some countries or blocs in the region, under the pretext of a DPRK nuclear threat, have unilaterally set up anti-missile systems or are conducting bloc cooperation.
"This is not conducive to nuclear non-proliferation and stability in the region, and will have an extremely negative impact on the global strategic balance."
The governor of Kyoto endorsed the radar plan last week. The X-band radar system would based in the Kyoto region, and would boost Japans ability to track and intercept missiles from across the Sea of Japan.
In February, Japan and the U.S. government announced plans to deploy the radar system within the year.
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