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A senior Chinese military officer has warned a group of senior Japanese politicians that Tokyo should avoid expanding its security alliance with Washington if it doesn’t want relations with Beijing to deteriorate, a source with direct knowledge of their meeting said+.

“Japan will have no future if it only follows the United States,” the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, quoted the officer as telling the group led by Masahiko Komura, vice president of the Liberal Democratic Party, last week in Beijing.

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