Editorial : Thaw in Sino‑Japanese relations

【明報專訊】DURING Chinese president Xi Jinping's visit to Japan last week, it was, without doubt, his meeting with US president Donald Trump that received most of the attention. But last week also marked the first time Xi had set foot in Japan since he assumed the post of President of China in 2013. It was also the first Japan visit made by a Chinese leader in nine years. On the night when he arrived in Japan, he met with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and agreed to make a state visit as invited next year, signalling that relations between Japan and China are finally back on track having been at a low for years.