Delivering a key policy speech to the Diet, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday that no country should resort to the use of force to “change the status quo” regarding territorial disputes, in an apparent warning to China.

Abe didn’t elaborate further, nor did he mention China by name.

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