February 24, 2013
Progress in the Pacific
Washington Post, Washington Post
Mr. Abe noted that provocative behavior at sea threatens the trust of China's trading and investing partners, which in turn could endanger its first pillar, economic growth. He said Chinese leaders may come to understand that. In the meantime, he said, it is important to maintain the strength of the U.S.-Japan alliance, which Mr. Obama and Mr. Abe indeed reaffirmed during their Friday meeting.
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