Japan-China relationship is on the mend | The Japan Times
Japan–China relations had deteriorated since September when term limits has led to the current stability in China's relations with Japan. Abe is in a difficult position due to domestic political issues in Japan and will. Japan and China consider holding high-level economic dialogue in spring to six years in prison for spying, a source privy to bilateral relations said Saturday. He is proposing a summit of Japanese, Chinese and South Korean East Asian diplomacy and position him well vis-à-vis Trump, to whom he.
However, sanctions against India are very unlikely to be laid, for S for India are a tool of containment, and the object of that is not Pakistan, but it is, obviously, China. If the US is to lay sanctions on India, this will mean that America does not support containment of China. Concerning the issues in the Korean peninsula, China takes nearly the same approach it has always taken. Against the background of the Sino-American relations of that period, becoming an international pariah by dealing a blow to the UN sanction project was not a favourable option.
And, getting back to the question that we have in the title of the article, this is what might hinder Sino-Japanese reconciliation. China is considered to be a revisionist state, and ideas of Chinese nationalism are also rather strong, which means that in territorial disputes China is extremely reluctant to give in or seek compromise other than in its own favour.
Thus, the issue of Senkaku islands is likely to remain a disruptive factor. Next, there is a US grip on Japan. The United States keep a watchful eye on Japanese foreign policy initiatives and, most probably, will not have Japan strike any significant deal with China, with the logic being very simple: October 23, China fears American secondary economic sanctions. So while having doubts on the political attitude of Japan to China, Beijing would like to take the direction to normalize the Japan-China relationship.
Japan also understands that the current economic growth of its own country is greatly influenced by the rise of the Chinese economy and even if political problems such as the Senkaku Islands are set aside, Japan should return the relationship with China to the normal state. China is paying attention to the US how to interpret its movements and what kind of political policy US will take against China.
Amidst the intersection of the two major powers of China and the US, what kind of relationship Japan will take with China is a very interesting topic. From an economic point of view, Japan wants to return a normal relationship with China, but given the political factors and US-Japan relationship, it is quite difficult for Japan to return normal relationship.
Even if the unpredictable policy of the current administration may be to blame for that, it still sends a bad message to Japan as it tends to show that Washington is maybe not as reliable an ally as in the past. In these circumstances, it only seems natural that Japan would consider associating more and more with the other big power of the region. This may also secure a good situation in the future, in an Asia Pacific where the US is showing some signs of weakness. And now that China itself is ready to compromise in order to make allies and isolate the US, cooperation agreements could probably be reached more regularly.
In short, to say it in a slightly provocative way, should we even consider the possibility of a sino-japanese alliance to the expense of the US?
Changing the article 9 or the US military status in Okinawa could change the power balance of US-Japan in the security relationship, however, the alliance would not be broken down easily. On the other hand, In the realm of economic relationship, Japan would be more close to China in the near future by seeing the trade wars of various countries with United States.
As in the article, Japan sees the important role of China for its economic growth, as well as the timing to be engaged with Chinese expansion of economic power across continents.
I am curious how the economic tie among China,Japan, and South Korea could strength Chinese anti-US leading power in the international world. Shek Tin Lok says: October 24, One thing China may possible to obtain in normalizing Sino-Japan relations is the core technology such as semiconducter. Right now China still rely on US on high tech product due to the difference in technology level.
The main semiconductor manufacture in the world are US, taiwan, japan and EU. The forced technology share imposed on foreign firm is no longer working due to the fear of foreign country. Therefore, Tokyo should try to find political solutions on diplomatic issues with Beijing to not to bother economic activities, one that Tokyo sees as a key.
Can China-Japan relations return to ‘normal’?
October 24, Currently Japan and China are fixing their relations to get closer. This is because China is suffering from economic sanctions by U. Regarding the relation wuth China, Russia wants to keep balance because of high reliance on China in terms of economy. S and it will last for a while. Based on these cases, Russia is tring to find breakthrough by fixing the relation with Japan that has srong tie with U.
China is now facing huge challenge against its economiy from outsde. This means China cannot get along with U. S for a while Until president of U. Russia also wants to avoid too much reliance on China. Furthermore, Japan and China have territorial disputes.
I think this is big obstacles for Sino-Japanese relationse and also it cannot be solved unless China and Japan get closer based on diplomatic balancing strategy because its poit is sovereingty, not diplomatic issue.Japan-China relations at "historic turning point"
Based on these, I wonder China and Japan really can get close in terms of politics? Although contrary to the views of many, Japan holds significant negotiation leverage and should not be concerned about being left in the dust by some bilateral agreement between the US and North Korea.
Despite its unexpected exclusion from the North Korea — US summit, Japan will continue to be a major presence in the Asia-Pacific region.
This confidence stems from the fact that it is a strong ally no matter what side it chooses. Even though public opinion and all other signs point to a continuation of cordial relations with the United States, Japan does have the option of strengthening ties with China once more, and by doing so would retain the support of a global hegemon.
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This has planted a seed of doubt within the minds of several nations namely Japan about the how reliable the US is as a global partner and left them unsure about how to handle situations such as Pyongyang denuclearization, which was initially intended to be a united front approach.
Furthermore, there is incentive for China to want to strengthen its relations with Japan as that would throw an even bigger wedge in US presence in the Asia-Pacific. As a result, it seems natural that Japan would explore a scenario where Sino — Japan relations are bolstered so that Japan can maintain its position as a key world player.
After all, countries are rational actors and will do what they must in order to ensure their survival. With the election of Trump, China is capitalizing on the fact that they are now dealing with a U. President that is more easily manipulated than past ones. With this, they are using their position to manipulate Prime Minister Abe with economic incentives in order to drive a wedge between Japan and the United States. During the midst of worsening Sino-US relations, it is interesting seeing China reconsolidating the relationship with its East Asian counterparts.
Dialogue and cooperation has now become mainstream in East Asian countries. Will this momentum continue and lead to sustainable stability in the region?
Why Japan–China relations are back on track
Let me focus on the momentum for improvement in Japan-China relations. There are economic and political aspects to be discussed in judging the development of the relationship between the two great powers in East Asia.
These aspects have optimism and pessimism as well as expectations and skepticism. First is the economic aspect. The two countries are faced with uncertainty and risk in the midst of trade friction with the U. Strengthening economic ties between Japan and China would benefit both countries. During the summits they shared an understanding of the importance of free trade. Almost half of all overseas operations set up by Japanese companies are located in China. They would increase their enthusiasm and expectations for expanded business opportunities if renewed cooperation in various fields between the two governments strengthen bilateral economic ties.
However, as European and U. Even though Japan and China agreed to accelerate negotiations for a free trade agreement between them and South Korea, and for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership RCEPthey must overcome substantial differences in their positions.
Japan has sought high-level standards of liberalization, such as substantial tariff reductions and thorough protection of intellectual property rights incorporated in the Japan-led Trans-Pacific Partnership. Amid the trade turbulence, it is necessary for the largest trading country to demonstrate the political will to achieve higher standards of liberalization for the sake of sustainable economic growth both for it and the world.
We are entering the fourth industrial revolution. It is a hybrid industry of the digital and real economy — artificial intelligence, robotics, big data, 3-D printing, new materials and biotechnology. The nation that is most innovative and adopts emerging technologies will be the next global economic leader.
Major economies will compete to win this historic race for innovation in the coming decade. China will take advantage of its state capitalism as symbolized by its Made in China policy. Tech transfers as a condition of foreign direct investment must be rolled back.
Japan should work actively on not only China but also the U. Second is the political aspect.