This undated photo shows Senior Colonel Tan Kefei, a spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense. (PHOTO / MOD.GOV.CN)
BEIJING - A Chinese military spokesperson Thursday asked Japan to reflect on its history of aggression, draw lessons from history, stop slandering China, enhance mutual trust with its neighbors, and safeguard regional peace and stability.
Japan has ignored the basic norms of international relations, wantonly hyped up the so-called "Chinese military threat," and made groundless accusations against China's legitimate maritime activities. And Japan has been making excuses for its military expansion, said Tan Kefei, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, at a press conference.
Tan said these acts are erroneous and irresponsible, and China is firmly opposed to them.
China has never coerced other countries by force. Nor has it engaged in military expansion or enslaved people of other countries, Tan noted.
He added that it was Japanese militarism that had waged frequent wars of aggression and oppressed and enslaved Asians since modern times, bringing long-term disasters to China and other countries in the region.
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