Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe between US President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping. Photo: AFP

Landmark year for China-Japan ties turns sour as Beijing and Washington clash

  • Japanese PM Shinzo Abe is now deflecting collateral damage at home as US-China relations hit a new low over coronavirus, trade and Hong Kong
  • China has so far taken a markedly softer line on Japan than against the US, avoiding the need to confront both at once
Topic |   China-Japan relations
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe between US President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping. Photo: AFP
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