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Japan should strengthen ties with Poland to keep China in check

Central, Eastern European countries changing stance toward Beijing, envoy says

Akio Miyajima, Ambassador of Japan to Poland, said support for the introduction of renewable energy would be a godsend for Poland. He said that Japan should hurry to provide infrastructure support to help Poland’s decarbonization efforts.

TOKYO -- Central and Eastern European countries, with which China has worked to strengthen ties through its Belt and Road Initiative, have begun changing their stance toward Beijing.

In an interview with Nikkei, Akio Miyajima, Ambassador of Japan to Poland, said these countries are finding the economic benefit from China is not as great as they had expected. He argued that Japan should strengthen relations with these countries, especially Poland, a pro-U.S. country.

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