AP Initiative Chairman Yoichi Funabashi and Harry Dempsey, his Research Assistant, co-authored the op-ed, “Trump threat drives Japan and China closer,” published on July 9, 2017. It was designated as the lead piece of the week.
The article points out the influence of the Presidency of Donald Trump on Tokyo’s push to stabilize relations with Beijing. They analyze the geo-economic aspects of the relationship in terms of regional trade agreements and China’s Belt and Road Initiative. The article poses challenges to China and Japan relations into the future.
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