Beijing has threatened to reconsider bilateral ties with Japan over comments in support of Taiwan from former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: dpa
Beijing has threatened to reconsider bilateral ties with Japan over comments in support of Taiwan from former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: dpa
Taiwan

Japan creates new post to handle Taiwan affairs, as tensions rise with Beijing

  • Senior diplomat to be in charge of East China Sea maritime issues, including Taiwan and the Senkaku island chain also claimed by Beijing
  • Move comes at a time of increasing acrimony between Beijing and Tokyo, especially over comments on Taiwan from Japan’s ex-prime minister Shinzo Abe

Topic |   Taiwan
Beijing has threatened to reconsider bilateral ties with Japan over comments in support of Taiwan from former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: dpa
Beijing has threatened to reconsider bilateral ties with Japan over comments in support of Taiwan from former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: dpa
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