Chinese President Xi Jinping told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Beijing last month that the two countries should not see each other as a threat. Photo: DPA

China-Japan tensions resurface as Tokyo backs US on El Salvador port development

  • After complaints from Washington, Japan threatens to withdraw US$102 million of funding if Central American nation awards operating rights to Chinese firm
  • Move shows that despite its improving relations with Beijing, Tokyo remains committed to its long-time ally
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Chinese President Xi Jinping told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Beijing last month that the two countries should not see each other as a threat. Photo: DPA
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Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang is a senior China reporter, who focuses on diplomacy and defence. She joined the Post in 2016 and previously reported for China Review News Agency. Kristin is interested in security in northeast Asia and China's growing military might.