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(Opinion) A Trump Presidency Could See US-Japan Relations Become Looser

2016-03-28 08:55:23       source:Global Times

By Chen Yang


March 27, 2016


"Though the US general election is still several months away, the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's high popularity among voters has touched a nerve of Japanese media outlets.


Looking back at US presidential elections since 2000, it is easy to see that candidates tend to exaggerate the 'China threat' theory and denounce Beijing for protectionist trade policies.


However, Trump has not only repeatedly mentioned China by name but also frequently condemned the US' traditional ally Japan, to the surprise of many."


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