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Beijing Diary

A Chinese girl shooting 'Japanese soldiers' with a toy gun

Nikkei's China bureau chief offers snapshots of politics amid the pandemic

Japan's and China's histories together are already haunting the relationship between new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Source photos by Kyodo and Tetsushi Takahashi)

The Chinese government has made strides in containing the coronavirus, which infected tens of thousands and killed more than 4,000 people in the country while spreading worldwide. At the same time, Beijing is locked in an increasingly heated diplomatic confrontation with Washington. Nikkei's bureau chief in China, Tetsushi Takahashi, is filing dispatches on what he sees.

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