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Territorial Disputes, Trade and Diplomacy: Examining the repercussions of the Sino-Japanese territorial dispute on bilateral trade

Stephen Robert Nagy
p. 46-57

Abstract

This paper will examine the repercussions of the Sino-Japanese territorial dispute on bilateral trade. Using interviews with businesses, scholars, and government officials in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, and data gathered from policy papers and businesses, this paper argues that the traditional seikei bunri (separation of politics and economics) relationship that existed between Japan and China in the post-World War II period has given way to a more confrontational relationship in which economic pressure can be and has been applied as a means to press Japan on bilateral issues. It argues that understanding the way in which frictions arising from territorial disputes have affected the Sino-Japanese trading relationship may hold implications for the handling of similar disputes across North- and South-East Asia.

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Electronic reference

Stephen Robert Nagy, « Territorial Disputes, Trade and Diplomacy: Examining the repercussions of the Sino-Japanese territorial dispute on bilateral trade », China Perspectives [Online], 2013/4 | 2013, Online since 01 December 2016, connection on 23 March 2017. URL : http://chinaperspectives.revues.org/6321

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About the author

Stephen Robert Nagy

Stephen Robert Nagy is Assistant Professor at the Department of Japanese Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and affiliated with the following institutions:
International Affairs Research Centre, CUHK, the Global Institute of Asian Regional Integration, Waseda University and the Japanese Immigration Policy Institute.Room 412, Leung Kau Kui Building, Department of Japanese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong (nagystephen@cuhk.edu.hk).

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