When Jans Suga says goodbye, Chinese hopes for a new start with Kishida rise.  But will the “dove” deliver?

When Jans Suga says goodbye, Chinese hopes for a new start with Kishida rise. But will the “dove” deliver?



When Yoshihide Suga was elected prime minister a year ago, China was quick to express hope that this would be an opportunity for Asian arch-rivals to fix ties. And Chinese leader Xi Jinping answered in a phone call less than 10 days after Suga took office. But it soon emerged that Suga, the right-hand man of his predecessor and strong man Shinzo Abe, had other priorities too – effectively favoring Washington over Beijing. In a series of steps leading to….

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When Yoshihide Suga was elected prime minister a year ago, China was quick to express hope that this would be an opportunity for Asian arch-rivals to fix ties. And Chinese leader Xi Jinping answered in a phone call less than 10 days after Suga took office. But it soon emerged that Suga, the right-hand man of his predecessor and strong man Shinzo Abe, had other priorities too – effectively favoring Washington over Beijing. In a series of steps leading to….

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