A coincidence…

Days after Japanese PM Shinzo Abe stresses there will be no negotiation with China on the Senkaku Islands, Chinese leader Xi Jinping makes clear there will be no bargaining over core “territorial” and security interests from China. 

From the NYTs: 

Mr. Xi’s published comments did not mention China’s quarrel with Japan over an outcrop of rocky islands in the East China Sea, or any other specific foreign policy issues. But his words could reinforce nationalist expectations in China and anxieties abroad that he will press territorial claims more determinedly than his predecessor, Hu Jintao, who remains state president until March, when the national parliament will install Mr. Xi in that post.



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