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China's economic coercion powerless versus alliances: Rahm Emanuel

Japanese companies critical to curbing Beijing's chip ambitions, U.S. envoy says

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel speaks to Nikkei Asia at the ambassador's residence in Akasaka, Tokyo, on Feb. 2. (Photo by Tamayo Muto)

TOKYO -- China has thrown in the towel when it comes to punishing Australia, Rahm Emanuel, the U.S. ambassador to Japan, told Nikkei Asia in an interview Thursday.

Beijing's rapprochement with Canberra, after years of giving it the cold shoulder, proves that economic coercion will not work if the target has friends, the envoy said.

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