Beijing warns of ‘cold confrontation’ in not-so-graceful response to Abe win

The landslide victory won by the Shinzo Abe administration in parliamentary elections is unlikely to lead to a detente in Japan’s difficult relations with China. Just the opposite. While senior Chinese officials have remained reticent, the official media have zeroed in on the fact that with its control on both houses of the Japanese Diet, Abe’s Liberal Democracy Party (LDP) would go ahead with “right-wing nationalistic moves” such as amending the Japanese Constitution. (FULL STORY)

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