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US News First Summit for Biden with the Japanese Prime Minister, a look at Beijing

20:30  16 april  2021
20:30  16 april  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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J OE biden receives Friday the head of the Japanese government Yoshihide Suga for his first real summit at the White House, during which They will unveil a two billion dollar initiative on the 5G, new stone in the strategic competition facing the China .

"The Alliance Japan - United States must be strong at this moment," said the Prime Minister at a meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris, before being received by Joe Biden .

echoing the Union of Democrats desired by the new President to counter China, he mentioned an alliance based on "freedom, democracy and the rule of law".

The spokesman for the White House Jen Psaki said that this summit, and the one planned in May with the South Korean president moon jae-in, had to send "a strong message" on "the crucial importance" of the relations of America in Asia .

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The choice of the Nippon leader as the first guest in Washington reflects the priority given by Joe Biden to the nearest allies of the United States to make a common Front facing the inexorable rise of Beijing - the main geopolitical challenge identified by the democrat .

According to a US official, Japan must announce on this occasion "a very substantial commitment" of two billion dollars, in partnership with the United States, "to work on the 5G and the next steps".

The former US President Donald Trump had started a pressure campaign on many countries to give up using the equipment of the Chinese Giant Huawei, which has established itself as a leader in the deployment of the fifth generation of networks Mobile. The Biden government wants to continue the offensive.

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The two leaders must also evoke the increasing tensions about Taiwan, which denounces more and more hostile actions from Beijing.

"None of our countries does not want to climb tensions, nor provoke China, but we nevertheless try to send a clear signal to say that some acts of China" are "contrary to peacekeeping and stability" , said the American senior.

"Fundamental Challenges"

It noted that Afghanistan's American withdrawal, announced this week by Joe Biden, was going to "release the time, attention and resources" to focus "on" the " Fundamental challenges of the 21st century, which are in the Indo-Pacific region ".

The Japanese Prime Minister will also be consulted on the US strategy facing North Korea.

The White House has also welcomed the fact that Yoshihide Suga had "announced that it would join in the United States to unveil a new" greenhouse gas emission reduction on the horizon 2030 of Here the high virtual climate summit organized by the Democratic President in a week.

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This first bilateral summit of the 46th US President, who intervenes only three months after his arrival in power because of the health restrictions, will be observed to seize the contrasts with the often hectic encounters of Donald Trump with his counterparts. A common press conference is scheduled in the afternoon.

But Yoshihide Suga will probably stay on his guards in the face of the Americans to enlist Japan more frankly in their confrontation in front of China - the Nippone economy still depends largely on trade with Beijing.

Tokyo has abstained in recent months to join American sanctions against the repression of Muslims Uighours by the Chinese authorities.

According to Michael Green, former Councilor for former President George W. Bush on Asia and Current Vice President of the Circle of Centre For Strategic and International Studies, "The Biden Administration is worried about increasing aggression From China and the land lost by the United States in the region in recent years ", and therefore wants to" catch the time lost ".

Japan, on its side, wants to monitor its more cautious strategy methodically. "So there are some nuances in the public expression of their positions, but they go globally in the same direction".

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