China Issues after Twenty Years: 1971

  • Wolf Mendl


The three cyclical periods in Sino-Japanese relations after 1952 have a certain similarity at first sight. Each began at a time when relations between mainland China and Japan were minimal and the Chinese Communists were expressing hostility towards the government in Tokyo. As the years passed, contacts picked up again and developed new forms. Things then moved to a fresh climax in which the various channels of communication were all but blocked for a relatively short period.


Foreign Policy Foreign Trade China Issue Opposition Parti Domestic Politics 
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