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Professor Yasuhiro Matsuda: The Dilemma between Security & Economy

Japan’s Strategy Toward the New Cold War

Sino-U.S. relations experienced a strategic turning point in 2018. Chinese expectations that the U.S. would continue to support free trade and U.S. expectations that economic liberalization in China would eventually lead to democratization crumbled. Is this the start of a new Cold War?

The U.S. is Japan’s most important security ally, while China is Japan’s biggest trading partner. Facing a trade and technology war between two giants, Japan’s dilemma between national security and economic prosperity is becoming more and more serious. What strategy does Japan have? What is the goal of Japan’s China policy? How and why are Sino-Japanese relations becoming more stable?

Join our special guest, Professor Yasuhiro Matsuda from the University of Tokyo, as he explores these questions.



Tuesday 12 March 2019 from 2pm to 3pm


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