外文标题：China slams US missile defence radar in Japan
BEIJING: The United States is damaging stability in the Asia-Pacific region by positioning a missile defence radar in Japan, China said on Thursday.
Japan, an ally of the United States, has voiced growing anxiety over China's more assertive posture in the East China Sea, where the neighbours are locked in a dispute over control of a group of uninhabited islets.
North Korea has carried out a series of missile tests this year, including two medium-range missiles capable of hitting Japan. Pyongyang has also threatened another nuclear test.
Japan's defence ministry has said an X-Band radar system was delivered on Tuesday to the US military's communication facility in Kyoto in the western part of the country. It is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of the year.
"Neighbouring countries pushing forward the deployment of anti-missile systems in the Asia-Pacific and seeking unilateral security is not beneficial to strategic stability and mutual trust in the region," Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular briefing.
"It is not beneficial to peace and stability in Northeast Asia."
Countries should not use "excuses to harm the security interests of other countries," Hua added, describing the situation as "deeply concerning".
China has ratcheted up military spending in recent years, putting in place new submarines, surface ships and anti-ship ballistic missiles, which the US sees as a counter to its military presence in the region.
US defence secretary Chuck Hagel has said two navy destroyers equipped with missile defence systems would be deployed to Japan by 2017 in response to provocations from North Korea.
SK Kapoor (())
The US has rightfully taken the problem, China, face on.
Japan, Australia, India and US should join together to meet the danger to peace posed by China.
Prashant Patel ()
I am at a loss to understand why is Peoples Republic of China is so concerned about American missile defence radar in Japan as the Chinese government has been snooping on its neighbours for a while. Also their spoilt child N.Korea is a very naughty boy so someone has to keep that boy in check.
Anonymous Varma (Unknown)
China is doing all the sh@t in theb area. so, they are no one to blame USA. Both the countries are similar in this matter. They poke into others matters. China is doing this to all the neighbouring countries
we should redevelop our friendship with russia because only Russia is trust full no america he developing his own interest
ashis (kolkata) replies to Ramesh
Russia has been supplying advanced aircrafts to China.
Darth Ra (US) replies to Ramesh
You know Russia is a communist nation with a crazy dictator, right?