It is time for China and Japan to bury the hatchet, as historical antagonism should not be enough to prevent a rapprochement. Illustration: Craig Stephens

Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe can lead the ‘Asian century’, if China and Japan are able to bury the past

Chandran Nair says Xi and Abe, strong leaders of economic powerhouses, have a historic opportunity to shape the 21st century in Asia, as the US wavers. But first, they must recognise legitimate concerns and embrace the symbolic elements of Asian-style diplomacy

Topic |   China-Japan relations

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It is time for China and Japan to bury the hatchet, as historical antagonism should not be enough to prevent a rapprochement. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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