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China-Japan Relations: Has the Ice Stayed Broken?

Richard Bush on China-Japan relations since their top leaders shook hands in November 2014.

Shannon Tiezzi

History loomed large in the China-Japan relationship this year, as both sides commemorate the 70th anniversary of World War II. But beyond history, how has the relationship progressed when it comes to political and economic ties, the security realm, and the countries’ territorial dispute in the East China Sea? The Diplomat talks with Richard Bush, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, for an overview of China-Japan relations since their top leaders shook hands in November 2014.