Why Chinese-Japanese Economic Relations Are Improving

posted by Richard Katz on January 23, 2014 - 12:10pm

In this article on the  Foreign Affairs website, Japan expert and EconVue contributor Richard Katz argues  that China has been delinking an increasingly softer stance on economic ties with Japan, even as political ties between the two countries between increasingly brittle. 

"When it comes to Japan, China seems torn. On security issues, it is becoming increasingly hawkish -- witness its recent declaration of an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands in the East China Sea. But on economic ties -- from Japanese imports to Japanese investments -- it is becoming increasingly dovish. In short, China has started to delink economics from politics…."  Read the full article