Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) is escorted by then Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe at the start of their talks in Osaka on June 27, 2019, ahead of the G20 summit. Photo: AFP
Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) is escorted by then Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe at the start of their talks in Osaka on June 27, 2019, ahead of the G20 summit. Photo: AFP
Chengxin Zhang
Opinion

Opinion

Chengxin Zhang

With China-Japan relations at a dismal low, it is clear which side is to blame

  • Japan and China have arrived at the 50th anniversary of the normalisation of bilateral ties, but relations are strained
  • Given Japan’s stance on cross-strait issues and the Diaoyu Islands, and its long-standing failure to apologise for the Nanking massacre, it isn’t difficult to understand why

Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) is escorted by then Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe at the start of their talks in Osaka on June 27, 2019, ahead of the G20 summit. Photo: AFP
Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) is escorted by then Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe at the start of their talks in Osaka on June 27, 2019, ahead of the G20 summit. Photo: AFP
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