Monday, 12 November, 2018

Is Trump Pushing China and Japan Together? Not Quite

Japan to sign peace treaty with Russia, Abe says Japan and China Try to Get Along, Without a Grimace
Andy Castillo | 27 October, 2018, 18:43

While Abe is attempting to focus attention at home on his diplomatic achievements in the summit to buoy his administration, China is attempting to get Japan on-side as Beijing contends with a trade war with the United States. China is now the world's second largest economy and Japan the third.

In a speech to a business forum on Friday, Abe harked back to Japan's role in providing aid and private sector investment from the 1980s that helped turn China into an economic powerhouse.

"We will certainly raise our concerns over terrorism and other global trans-border crimes", Gokhale said.

But his meeting with Xi on Friday will be the first full-scale Sino-Japanese summit since 2011. Abe and Li also agreed to move ahead with negotiations on a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which the two countries and ASEAN are promoting, as well as a free trade agreement among Japan, China and South Korea. At the forum, Abe took the opportunity to once again emphasize the need to follow worldwide standards for infrastructure projects and to take into account the financial position of recipient countries.

Yet on a crucial visit to Beijing, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has now hailed a historic turning point.

As China rapidly modernizes its military, Japan remains wary of its strategic intent.

According to Abe, relations between the two countries are in the "abnormal state".

Calling the Belt and Road Initiative "promising", Abe said Japan was willing to beef up cooperation with China in wide areas, including the exploration of third-party markets.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday described India and Japan a "winning combination" and said the island nation is New Delhi's most trusted partners in its economic and technological modernisation.

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During Abe's visit, the leaders will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the signing of a treaty between the two countries that was meant to set the tone for their relations following the Second World War.

The improved relations between China and Japan have also benefited the latter's film industry.

"It is hoped that through this visit, the two sides will usher in a new era when 'competition is transformed into coordination, '" Abe said.

In the last decade, the nadir of relations between China and Japan was August and September 2012, when anti-Japanese demonstrations in several cities in China turned violent.

"China and Japan, as close neighbors with great converging interests, are major world economies and influential countries", Xi said. "Despite being proud Japanese, I think Mr. Abe is also a very pragmatic politician", Huang Jing, Dean of worldwide and Regional Studies Center at the Beijing Language and Culture University told The Hindu.

Gokhale said one of the areas forming a part of this discussion will be how India and Japan can collaborate in the context of the Indo-Pacific in Asia and in Africa and on capacity building and on infrastructure projects in a trilateral format - India, Japan plus one.

The historical rivals have been drawn closer together under pressure from the United States to slash trade deficits.

"The timing is very important", said Yasuhiro Matsuda, a professor at the University of Tokyo's Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia.

The visit, which featured Japanese flags hung in the heart of Beijing, marks a dramatic outward improvement in ties from six years ago.

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