PHNOM PENH – Secretary of State Yoshimasa Hayashi and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi held horns on Thursday over a recent visit by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, in which Wang canceled her trip and Hayashi expressed deep concern over China’s retaliatory move to to hold military exercises near the self-governed, democratic island.
At a meeting of foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations along with those of Japan, China and South Korea in Phnom Penh, Hayashi expressed “serious concern” about the ongoing large-scale exercises in the Taiwan Strait, his statement said. ministry.
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