The dawn of the 2018 would be a turning point in de-icing the strained relations between China and Japan . The ice is melted and ties are back on the track. The improvement would raise Sino-Japanese relationship to a new stage of cooperation and mutual trust.
The year marks the 40th anniversary of the signing of the China-Japan Treaty of Peace and Friendship. Since October last, the Sino-Japanese ties have been moving towards a positive trajectory. Many gulfs are being bridged and there is a mutual good-will to put the relations on a robust foundation after the exchange of political, legislative, and business delegations in the past couple of months. A trust is in the offing. The improvement of ties looks long-term and would have a positive impact on the Asia-Pacific’s strategic relations in the coming years.