In 2012, when Abe returned to power, the relationship between China and Japan turned cold after many diplomatic exchanges. At the same time, Japan's diplomatic interaction with Taiwan has intensified, and its intention to win over Taiwan and jointly resist Beijing is obvious.
In response to Xi Jinping's wolf job email list warrior diplomacy, in the middle of his administration, Abe proposed an "open Indo-Pacific region", one of which was to include Taiwan in his partnership.
On July 10, Matt Pottinger, a former deputy national security adviser of the United States, published an article in the "Wall Street Journal" in memory of Abe. He said that the term "Indo-pacific" and its connotations were constructed by Shinzo Abe and later adopted by the United States and many other countries to redraw the political map of Asia. He believes that Abe wants to expand the West's view of China as the center of Asia, and also wants to go beyond the traditional concept of sovereignty, so replace the concept of Asia with a "free and open Indo-Pacific".