Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) was set to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) this year but the coronavirus pandemic has postponed the visit. Photo: DPA Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) was set to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) this year but the coronavirus pandemic has postponed the visit. Photo: DPA
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) was set to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) this year but the coronavirus pandemic has postponed the visit. Photo: DPA

China-Japan ties: Coronavirus and US tensions cloud hopes for ‘new era’

  • The East China Sea territorial dispute, a will by Japan to move manufacturing away from China and Sino-US friction are among issues damaging the relationship
  • Japan has many businesses in Hong Kong and is concerned about the impact of the national security law

Topic |   China-Japan relations
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) was set to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) this year but the coronavirus pandemic has postponed the visit. Photo: DPA Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) was set to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) this year but the coronavirus pandemic has postponed the visit. Photo: DPA
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) was set to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) this year but the coronavirus pandemic has postponed the visit. Photo: DPA
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