China sharply criticised Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday for telling a US newspaper that Beijing had a "deeply ingrained" need to challenge its neighbours over territory.
Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, pictured as he leaves his official residence in Tokyo, on February 12, 2013. China has sharply criticised Abe for telling a US newspaper that Beijing had a "deeply ingrained" need to challenge neighbours over territory, state media said on Friday.
Abe, visiting the United States for talks with President Barack Obama, told the Washington Post in an interview published Thursday that China uses disputes with Japan and others to shore up its domestic support.
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