Japan—Defense White Paper Warns China Using COVID-19 Pandemic To Expand Its Reach

Kyodo News Agency | 07/15/2020

The Japanese government has released its annual defense white paper, reports the Kyodo news agency. The document lists many of the same threats contained in the 2019 report, including Chinese militarization and coercion in the South China Sea as well as North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, reported the Stars & Stripes. Pyongyang could hit Tokyo with a nuclear weapon, having miniaturized its nuclear warheads and developed the ability to mount them on ballistic missiles, reported...

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