China has threatened Japan with bombings if it continues to intervene in Taiwan. This threatens to exacerbate tensions between Japan and China earlier this month.
￼The threat has angered Japan. “We will use nuclear bombs first, and then we will continue to use nuclear bombs. “We will do this until Japan surrenders without exception.”
“We will protect Taiwan,” said Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso. “I will stand with the United States.”
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said in a statement that China’s response was “extremely angry” and that “retaliation has been accompanied by threats of war.”
“No one will be allowed to interfere in the Taiwan issue,” he said. After receiving tens of thousands of criticisms and international attention, Communist Party officials deleted the video. Japan, which is focused on hosting the Tokyo Olympics, has not yet responded to the threat.