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France and Japan to scale up military exercises to deter China

Defense Minister Parly denounces "fait accompli politics" in South China Sea

French Defense Minister Florence Parly speaks to the Nikkei Asian Review in Paris. (Photo by Tallulah Lutkin)

PARIS -- France intends to increase joint military exercises with Japan, French Defense Minister Florence Parly has told the Nikkei Asian Review, showing her aim to deter China in the South China Sea. 

France's Defense and Foreign Affairs ministers are set to travel to Japan for a meeting with their counterparts on Friday.

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