The Next Phase of Sino-Japanese Relations

Relations between China and Japan are on the mend in the summer of 2015, but will this bring a significant upturn or will it lead only to another seesaw as troubles are bound to return within the next year or two? In this exchange, Takahara Akio points to the gloomier scenario of no far-reaching improvement, while Ren Xiao adopts a rosier outlook with a positive scenario of relations that have turned a corner. With Xi Jinping pressing for Abe Shinzo to visit Beijing on or around September, this is a timely exchange.