Under Xi, China seeks to cool row with Japan over islands




 
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Under Xi, China seeks to cool row with Japan over islands
 
March 17th, 2013  
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Under Xi, China seeks to cool row with Japan over islands
By David Lague HONG KONG (Reuters) - In a break from months of saber rattling, China under new President Xi Jinping appears to be moderating its approach to a potentially explosive territorial dispute with Japan and taking measures to prevent accidental conflict. Ahead of Xi's appointment last Thursday, General Liu Yuan, a senior People's Liberation Army (PLA) officer close to the new leader, warned of the danger of war with Japan in a series of conciliatory commentaries and public remarks at odds with earlier bellicose rhetoric from military hawks. ...




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