Japan’s Abe to Visit China for Summit with President Xi

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan faces a tough balancing act as he heads to Beijing for a Thursday summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Japan’s often fraught relations with China are improving — as highlighted by Abe’s Oct. 25-27 visit, the first stand-alone journey to the country by a Japanese leader in nearly seven years.

But it comes as long-time ally and security guarantor the United States wages a tariff war on China, Japan’s biggest trading partner, while occasionally tossing ominous threats Tokyo’s way as well.

via CNBC

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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