President Xi Jinping, far right, and Toshihiro Nikai, far left, secretary general of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party, hold talks at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing after the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation was concluded. Photo: Kyodo

Can Tokyo traverse 2018’s geopolitical tightrope between Beijing and Taipei?

The more Japan works with mainland China, the more stress it puts on its relations with Taiwan – and vice versa. This year Tokyo’s slow, even at times symbolic, efforts to build ties to Taipei may grow even slower still

Topic |   China-Japan relations

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President Xi Jinping, far right, and Toshihiro Nikai, far left, secretary general of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party, hold talks at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing after the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation was concluded. Photo: Kyodo
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