US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: Xinhua

As Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe celebrate ties and sidestep trade dispute, Beijing will be watching closely

  • Washington and Tokyo are not expected to issue a joint statement after the meeting, to avoid exposing differences in trade and Korean peninsula security issues
  • Amid thawing ties between Japan and China, Beijing will be watching Tokyo’s overtures to its traditional ally Washington
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US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: Xinhua
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.