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Beijing Diary

Abe's exit gives Japan-China watchers questions to chew on

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

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had this Peking duck in Beijing -- and years later his wife, Akie, went back for another helping. (Source photos by Tetsushi Takahashi and Uichiro Kasai)

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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