Abe to offer Japan as China counterweight, at Asian defence forum

May 29, 2014 9:03 AM

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Abe to offer Japan as China counterweight, at Asian defence forum

TOKYO, May 29- Shinzo Abe will use a speech at an Asian defence forum this weekend to offer Japan as a counterweight to the growing might of China in a region increasingly riven by territorial disputes. The Japanese prime minister will tell the so called Shangri La Dialogue that Tokyo and its partner the United States stand ready to jointly bolster security cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Sankei Shimbun newspaper reported.

TOKYO, May 29- Shinzo Abe will use a speech at an Asian defence forum this weekend to offer Japan as a counterweight to the growing might of China in a region increasingly riven by territorial disputes.

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