Japan again seeks permanent member status at the UNSC and China again emphatically rejects

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at the UN on Sept. 26.  /Getty Images

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at the UN on Sept. 26.
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 27 that Japan would once again appeal to the UN to become a permanent member of the Security Council. The request was bluntly and immediately rejected by China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei as an exercise in futility. China would “resolutely” veto any such move in the United Nations.

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