Xi-Abe meeting spells thaw in Sino-Japanese ties

November 10, 2014 4:29 PM

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Xi-Abe meeting spells thaw in Sino-Japanese ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have met on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC)-their ice-breaking dialogue confirming a thaw in ties, which at one time threatened to spin dangerously out of control.

Talks between the two leaders skirted China’s earlier insistence that the Japanese premier must stop visiting the Yasukini shrine. The shrine honours the Japanese war-dead, including “souls” of 14 Class A war criminals, and Mr. Abe’s visits have been seen in China as moves re-legitimise Tokyo’s mili...

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