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Japan, China and the ghosts of World War Two

Despite Japan being one of the greatest contributors of foreign aid to China, old wounds from World War II make it difficult for the countries to be real friends. Ezra Vogel of Harvard University gives his views on tensions between the two countries, ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Japan in April. Emeritus Professor Vogel, 89, spent six decades studying China and Japan and is a prominent scholar on East Asia.

Japan, China and the ghosts of World War Two

02 Mar 2020 02:48pm
Despite Japan being one of the greatest contributors of foreign aid to China, old wounds from World War II make it difficult for the countries to be real friends. Ezra Vogel of Harvard University gives his views on tensions between the two countries, ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Japan in April. Emeritus Professor Vogel, 89, spent six decades studying China and Japan and is a prominent scholar on East Asia.

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