As Japan gets hit by tariffs in the US/China trade war it was inevitable that Beijing and Tokyo would set aside differences to shore up their economies. Here Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) makes a toast with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Tokyo earlier this year. Photo: Kyodo

A chance for China and Japan to strengthen ties

Mutual visits by top leaders is a good starting point but developing better relations will require strong political will and the key is to improve communication, consultation and cooperation

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As Japan gets hit by tariffs in the US/China trade war it was inevitable that Beijing and Tokyo would set aside differences to shore up their economies. Here Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) makes a toast with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Tokyo earlier this year. Photo: Kyodo
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