Could China be siding with Japan to quabble with America?

Japan and China on Sunday marked the 40th anniversary peace and friendship. As the relations have now changed due to Beijing’s rise to a superpower, so too has America’s stance in the South China Sea.

 

China has been trying it’s best to increase it’s political influence throughout the world because of its new-found economic and military strength. This comes as a gamble to steal the current peace and power in the Asia-Pacific region from the United States.

 

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Japan has been trying to better their relations with China for stability, some experts and analysts warn that China is trying to separate the Japan-U.S. alliance. This will most definitely influence in the economic and security fields throughout Asia.

 

A high-ranking official from Japan stated that he hopes in a Japan-China improving their relations saying that depopulation and shrinking the economy will not allow Japan to maintain national strength and integrity without China’s cooperation.

 

Japan and China have both agreed to resume peace visits between each other’s leaders. Abe may want to visit Ping later this year. Also, China’s Xi Jinping is also expected to make his first trip to Japan since 2013 when he was sworn in as president.

 

For roughly a decade, the two countries were in a territorial dispute over the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. The group of uninhabited islets are controlled by Japan but claimed by China. China has named them Diaoyu Islands – a fact that irritiates Japan to no end.

 

The dispute was at it’s peak after the former Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihiko Noda, decided to bring the Senkakus under state control in September of 2012. Something that infuriated China.

 

Since late 2017, though, the situation has changed and it seems for the better. Xi strengthened his grip on power after he was re-elected for a second five-year term (and possibly for life) as head of the ruling Communist Party.

 

Reference: China may try to join hands with Japan to challenge U.S.

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