China-Japan Relations and the Future Geopolitics of East Asia

@inproceedings{Smith2009ChinaJapanRA,
  title={China-Japan Relations and the Future Geopolitics of East Asia},
  author={Paul Juli{\'a}n Smith},
  year={2009}
}
Recent naval ship visits and exchanges of goodwill between China and Japan suggest an improvement in the two countries' bilateral relationship, which had been steadily deteriorating since the late 1990s. In the longer term, however, Sino-Japanese relations will likely be tested or constrained by five key sets of issues: (1) territorial and resource disputes, (2) nationalism and issues of mutual antipathy, (3) Taiwan's political status, (4) the rapid rise of China's military power, and (5) the U… CONTINUE READING