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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reaches out to shake hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders Meeting, Beijing, Nov 11, 2014 (AP photo by Ng Han Guan).

Japan-China Maritime Talks Signal Slow Thaw in East China Sea

By J. Berkshire Miller
, , Briefing

Often tense relations between Japan and China over maritime access and territorial rights in the East China Sea eased earlier this month with the resumption of high-level talks in Tokyo. But it’s still too early to frame the Sino-Japanese discussions as the first step toward a broader rapprochement. more