Natsuo Yamaguchi (left), leader of the Komeito party from Japan, shakes hands with China's president-in-waiting Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on January 25, 2013. Photo: AFP

The major power shift at play in East Asia must not end in war

Yoon Young-kwan says the parallels between today's East Asia and volatile 19th-century Europe should persuade leaders to redouble efforts for peace

Topic |   Xi Jinping
Natsuo Yamaguchi (left), leader of the Komeito party from Japan, shakes hands with China's president-in-waiting Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on January 25, 2013. Photo: AFP
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