Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to make a formal announcement of a postponement of the state trip this week. Photo: Reuters

China-Japan ties ‘will stay on course’ despite delay in Xi Jinping’s state visit

  • Postponement driven by public health concerns rather than political divisions, as both countries grapple with crisis
  • Beijing and Tokyo ‘extremely reluctant’ to put trip off
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to make a formal announcement of a postponement of the state trip this week. Photo: Reuters
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