An article in the Chinese newpaper People Daily, says that Japan is eeking out India to secure its supply of rare earth materials. Japan is said to be anxious to decrease its undue reliance on Chinese rare earth materials.
The People Daily is the mouthpiece of China's ruling Communist Party and such articles are believed to be the an insight into the Chinese leadership's thinking.
India and Japan are ideal partners as they believe that by coming together they could counter balance China's military assertiveness, especially in the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean, the article said
Some Japanese experts have questioned the Tokyo's close ties with India and Vietnam saying that their pre-existing
The report also said that India cannot relax just by taking advantage of the China-Japan standoff. Criticising India's 'Look East Policy' as a failure of India's policy of Non-Alignment, the article said India "should skip the out-of-tune-piece."