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EDITORIAL

Optimum course for China, Japan is fuller economic cooperation

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Chinese President Xi Jinping's triumphal drive along London's famous Mall to Buckingham Palace for his recent audience with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II was more than just pomp and ceremony: it capped China's success in achieving what Japan is also eager to do, which is to sell nuclear reactors overseas.

Sino-Japanese economic rivalry has begun to take on forms that could scarcely have been imagined only a few years ago.

This reflects a diplomatic adroitness on Beijing's part which Tokyo seems unable to match. That said, however, rivalry between the two powers is wasteful of overall Asian