The guided-missile destroyer Taiyuan of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. Photo: AP

Japan and China hold first joint maritime drills in eight years in sign of warming ties

  • Relations between the nations have been frosty since a September 2010 dispute over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands
  • But it is in the interest of Beijing and Tokyo to move away from confrontation and foster better trade ties, an expert says
Topic |   China-Japan relations

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The guided-missile destroyer Taiyuan of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. Photo: AP
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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.