James Brooke: Japan’s Ties To China: Strong Trade, Shaky Politics

From The New York Times:

Just as China’s state news agency was berating Japan for its “wild behavior” in joining the United States to express their “common strategic objectives” in Taiwan, the news came Monday that Japanese trade with China jumped 27 percent last year, hitting a record high of $168 billion.

It was only the latest example of a troubling dynamic in the countries’ relations: white hot economics and deep freeze politics

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