Richard Nixon with Chinese leader Zhou Enlai in 1972. Photo: AFP
Rana Mitter
Opinion

Opinion

On Reflection by Rana Mitter

For China and Japan, is this Trump’s ‘Nixon shock’?

Annoyed with a US president who seems to change policy at whim, Japan and China show a sudden desire to improve relations. Sound familiar?

TOP PICKS

Richard Nixon with Chinese leader Zhou Enlai in 1972. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE
Rana Mitter

Rana Mitter

Rana Mitter is Director of the University China Centre at the University of Oxford and author of A Bitter Revolution: China’s Struggle with the Modern World and China’s War with Japan, 1937-45: The Struggle for Survival