Trade remains strong between China and Japan, but geopolitical cracks have formed between the two in the lead-up to 50 years of normalised diplomatic ties. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
Trade remains strong between China and Japan, but geopolitical cracks have formed between the two in the lead-up to 50 years of normalised diplomatic ties. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

How China, Japan’s hot trade and economic relationship is being tested by cold politics

  • After a half-century of diplomatic relations, plenty of cracks still exist between Beijing and Tokyo, and Japan is seen entering ‘a new era of de-dependence on China’
  • China may not be as appealing to some Japanese firms as it used to be, but it remains a critically important market despite the risks

Trade remains strong between China and Japan, but geopolitical cracks have formed between the two in the lead-up to 50 years of normalised diplomatic ties. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
Trade remains strong between China and Japan, but geopolitical cracks have formed between the two in the lead-up to 50 years of normalised diplomatic ties. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
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