Could peace finally be breaking out between China and Japan? In Beijing on the sidelines of an APEC summit, the world has witnessed the first handshake between the leaders of the two countries since nationalist Shinzo Abe took the reins in Tokyo two years ago. It follows common efforts to diffuse the tension over disputed islands. Has the deadlock been broken? And if so, why? And just how much influence does US President Barack Obama hold in the region?
Professor of Journalism and Communication at Jinan University
Senior associate of the East Asia Programme at the Stimson Center
Philippe DU FRESNAY
Economist and president of the INSEAD Competitive Intelligence Alumni Club
Professor at Sciences Po Paris and expert in geopolitics