Xi reply to Abe Shrine visit is next test for bilateral ties
- December 26, 2013
- Dorothy Solinger, political science professor, is quoted by Bloomberg News December 26, 2013
From Bloomberg News:
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s reaction to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to a shrine that honors wartime leaders will determine whether Asia’s top two economies come closer to a hostile incident. …“It is going to aggravate the already tense situation,” Dorothy Solinger, a professor of politics at the University of California, Irvine, said of Abe’s visit, which drew a written protest from the Chinese Foreign Ministry within an hour. “Anti-Japanese protests and popular -- though at least indirectly regime-instigated -- boycotts could ensue,” Solinger said. Such a reaction “is more likely than military or official economic moves,” she said.
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