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    Japan has unveiled sweeping changes to its national defence polices, boosting its southern forces in response to neighbouring China's military rise.

    It said Beijing's military build-up was of global concern. Japan shares a maritime border with China.

    It will also strengthen its missile defences against the threat from a nuclear-armed North Korea.

    China has responded saying it is a force for peace and development in Asia and threatens no-one.

    China's Foreign Ministry said no country had the right to make irresponsible comments on China's development.
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    The People's Republic of China promotes peaceful development in a harmonious society. China rejects any claim that we are threatening any country.
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    Myanmar and North Korea support China's large military presence and believes that it has a right to a large military as THE major world power.
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    Brazil cannot help but feel that military posturing on the part of either side can surely serve only to heighten tensions in this already volatile region.
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    France feels that this build up of military forces will only further destabilize an already unstable area of the world.
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    Iran believes that China has the right to defend itself in such a way as it sees fit.
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    China would like to reiterate that we are a peaceful country and threatens no country. We thank Myanmar, North Korea and Iran for their understanding.
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    France should clarify itself then, we believe China has the right to defend itself and build it's army, however any offensive posturing near the Yellow Sea or the DPRK border would be ill-advised. We thank China for being calm and would like all other countries to think wisely before jumping to conclusions.
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    Portugal recognises the right of both countries to develop defence forces. We strongly advocate harmony between Japan and China and encourage both nations to ensure that military development on either side is not misinterpreted.
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    Brazil echoes the statement made by France. It did nit mean to suggest that China does not have the right if self-defence held by all nations.
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    Nigeria believes that harmony should peruse. Nigeria believes that it would not be good for the region if China had spats with Japan while the two Korean states had spats
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    Japan retains its awareness upon this issue and remains vigilant and consistent in strengthing its naval borders.
 
 
 
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