China-Japan Island Disputes and the Implications of the 10 November High-level Meeting

12/2014  |  2014A02 , Length: 4

Three years following the last formal meeting of the two powers’ top leaders, President Xi Jinping met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on 10 November. As the two powers vie for dominance in the region, the meeting raised hopes for the easing of tensions between the world’s second and third largest economies.