The Leaders of China and Japan Haven't Met in Nearly a Year

  • Chinese and Japanese leaders have not met in nearly a year
  • Momentum lost on economic ties and maritime communications

Xi Jingping and Shinzo Abe

Photographer: Yao Dawei-Xinhua/Pool/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Chinese and Japanese leaders have a chance this week to sit down in Washington and discuss ways to stop simmering tensions from once again damaging business ties between Asia’s two largest economies. They may pass on the opportunity.

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