Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Da Nang, Vietnam, on November 11, 2017. The two leaders of the long-time rivals have been increasingly cordial recently, but how interested are they really in a mutually beneficial relationship? Photo: Xinhua

Are China and Japan on the road to better relations? It’s complicated

Anthony Rowley says Beijing and Tokyo consider Donald Trump too erratic to fully trust, and recognise that uninhibited competition for resources would be costly, setting up an opportunity for limited cooperation

Topic |   China-Japan relations

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Da Nang, Vietnam, on November 11, 2017. The two leaders of the long-time rivals have been increasingly cordial recently, but how interested are they really in a mutually beneficial relationship? Photo: Xinhua
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