Two nations face challenge of uneasy coexistence amid rising tensions
TOKYO — Japan and China will mark the 50th anniversary since the normalization of diplomatic ties on Sept. 29. The five decades in between have seen a dynamic relationship that has been guided by their changing and often divergent world views and strategies.
The two are now entering an era of « cold peace. » It will not be the chilly confrontation similar to that of the U.S. and former Soviet Union during the Cold War. And of course, it will not be a period of armed conflict like the years from the late 1930s until 1945. It will instead be a time when Japan and China try to coexist peacefully as they deal with simmering tensions and potential confrontation.
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