Improvement of China-Japan ties is a win-win situation for the two economic giants, they are the second and third largest global economies
2018 can be a year of great change for Chinese-Japanese ties. Many high level exchanges are expected. Diplomatic ties have already been improving since last September. Trade relations which have been strained since 2010 are also getting better.
Last October, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe indicated that bilateral relations between China and Japan may be improving when he attended China’s National Day celebrations at the Chinese embassy in Tokyo. No Japanese leader had attended this reception in the last 15 years. This breakthrough had special significance because it happened on the forty-fifth anniversary of normalisation of ties between Beijing and Tokyo. There have been more positive events in this regard since then.