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Japan and China Square Off: Is an Improved Relationship in the Works?

Nov 8, 2017 | 10:27 GMT
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands at the 2016 G-20 Summit.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent re-election will enable him to pursue closer ties with China. At the same time, though, it will make Beijing wary.

(Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

A recent electoral victory will give Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe more leeway at home to improve his country's relationship with its western neighbor, whether Beijing is ready or not....

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