Robert Simpson

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Chinese and Japanese rivalry continues and threaten economic co-operation

In August of this year, the Japanese Prime Minister, Junichiro Koizumi, visited the Yasukuni war shrine, which honours around 2.5 million Japanese soldiers who died fighting for Japan since the mid 19th Century. This total also includes 14 war criminals, prompting outcry from Japan’s neighbours. Many do not believe Japan is sufficiently apologetic for its actions during the Second World War. Given increasing Japanese-Chinese rivalry relations with China in particular have consequently suffered