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Japan's Relationship With China Evokes Cold War Memories

Evan Rees
Asia-Pacific Analyst, Stratfor
Oct 25, 2018 | 05:30 GMT
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping before a bilateral meeting in Russia during the 2018 Eastern Economic Forum.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping before a bilateral meeting in Russia during the 2018 Eastern Economic Forum. U.S. trade pressure on China and Japan is driving the two together to defend the liberal economic order from which they have immensely benefited.

(JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Tokyo is trying to avoid becoming beholden to the broader regional strategies of its ally in Washington by focusing on the economic concerns and desires it shares with Beijing....

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