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Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, has not said anything publicly about Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's meeting with Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. (Source photos by EPA/Jiji and AFP/Jiji)
China up close

Analysis: Silence in Beijing as Suga builds anti-China coalition

Xi Jinping visit to Japan remains key goal deterred by bilateral and geopolitics

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff writer and editorial writer at Nikkei. He has spent seven years in China as a correspondent and later as China bureau chief. He is the 2014 recipient of the Vaughn-Ueda International Journalist prize for international reporting.

TOKYO -- "Xin chao. Toi la Suga Yoshihide." Hello. My name is Suga Yoshihide.

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