'New trajectory': Abe heads to China as Trump trade threats help bury old tensions

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Talks between Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe have warmed since a 2012 dispute over islands in the East China Sea

Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, will arrive in Beijing on Thursday amid a thaw in bilateral ties that would have seemed impossible just a few years ago.

Relations between the Asia’s two biggest economies deteriorated dramatically in 2012 when the Japanese government “nationalised” a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea known as the Senkakus in Japan and the Diaoyu in China.

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