The myth of China's strategic shrewdness

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping in September © AP

HIROYUKI AKITA, Nikkei senior staff writer

TOKYO --Imagine if just a few days before China's leader Xi Jinping made his first official visit to Japan, the Chinese navy entered the Japanese territory around Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. Should it happen, tensions would boil over, making it hard for the visit to proceed as planned. ...