BRUSSELS – Japan has proposed that the statement to be issued after its summit with the European Union in late May should include a call for keeping China’s maritime ambitions in check, and the EU is soliciting opinions from its 28 member states about the request, a diplomatic source said.
Tokyo is suggesting that the document “underline the need . . . to refrain from unilateral actions, including the use of force and coercion, that could increase the tension in the East and South China (seas),” the source saud Monday.