Kong Xuanyou, the Chinese ambassador to Japan, has rejected  “pessimistic views” of a  bottleneck  in bilateral ties. Photo: Handout
Kong Xuanyou, the Chinese ambassador to Japan, has rejected “pessimistic views” of a bottleneck in bilateral ties. Photo: Handout

China and Japan at ‘new crossroads’ as Taiwan row sparks new low in ties, Chinese envoy says

  • Relations have hit a low point amid Chinese anger over Japan’s increased siding with the US on Taiwan and Tokyo opposing Beijing’s military moves
  • Marking 50 years of ties, Chinese envoy to Tokyo highlights need for ‘prudence’ and risk-awareness so that relations are not damaged further

Kong Xuanyou, the Chinese ambassador to Japan, has rejected  “pessimistic views” of a  bottleneck  in bilateral ties. Photo: Handout
Kong Xuanyou, the Chinese ambassador to Japan, has rejected “pessimistic views” of a bottleneck in bilateral ties. Photo: Handout
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