Aspects of the China Problem in the Late 1970s

  • Wolf Mendl


It was noted in the previous chapter that the diplomatic normalization of inter-state relations did not automatically remove the issues which had dominated the China problem since the early Fifties. However, changes in their context, their content, and their relative importance have made some redefinition of the analytical framework desirable. Now, therefore, I propose to consider the contemporary problems of Japan’s relations with China, and shall do so under four headings: economic and commercial relations; bilateral political issues; China in Japan’s relations with third countries; China in domestic politics.


Opposition Parti Domestic Politics Southeast Asian Region China Policy Commercial Relation 


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