Visitors look at a photograph showing late chairman Mao Zedong (left) meeting with late Japanese prime minister Kakuei Tanaka after Communist China and Japan established diplomatic relation in 1972. Photo: Reuters Visitors look at a photograph showing late chairman Mao Zedong (left) meeting with late Japanese prime minister Kakuei Tanaka after Communist China and Japan established diplomatic relation in 1972. Photo: Reuters
Visitors look at a photograph showing late chairman Mao Zedong (left) meeting with late Japanese prime minister Kakuei Tanaka after Communist China and Japan established diplomatic relation in 1972. Photo: Reuters
Frank Ching
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Frank Ching

Has Japan reneged on 1970s Diaoyu pact?

Frank Ching says proof of the 1970s Sino-Japanese pact to set aside the Diaoyu dispute would show Tokyo is now breaking its pledge

Visitors look at a photograph showing late chairman Mao Zedong (left) meeting with late Japanese prime minister Kakuei Tanaka after Communist China and Japan established diplomatic relation in 1972. Photo: Reuters Visitors look at a photograph showing late chairman Mao Zedong (left) meeting with late Japanese prime minister Kakuei Tanaka after Communist China and Japan established diplomatic relation in 1972. Photo: Reuters
Visitors look at a photograph showing late chairman Mao Zedong (left) meeting with late Japanese prime minister Kakuei Tanaka after Communist China and Japan established diplomatic relation in 1972. Photo: Reuters
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Frank Ching

Frank Ching

Frank Ching opened The Wall Street Journal’s bureau in Beijing in 1979 when the U.S. and China established diplomatic relations. Before that, he was with The New York Times in New York for 10 years. After Beijing, he wrote the book Ancestors and later joined the Far Eastern Economic Review.