China ‘willing to work’ with next Japanese prime minister Fumio Kishida, but watches cautiously to see if dove will turn hawkish

Published Sep 30 2021 at 12:00 AM GMT
  • China has cautiously welcomed Fumio Kishida’s election as the new leader of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democrats, a victory that paves the way for the former foreign minister to take over as prime minister next week.
  • Kishida defeated former defence and foreign minister Taro Kono in the second round of the party vote to choose a successor to Yoshihide Suga, who announced his resignation earlier this month after a year in the post.
  • The 64-year-old’s victory comes at a time when relations between China….



  • Published Sep 30, 2021 12:00 AM GMT