A flurry of high-level diplomacy between China, Japan and South Korea has created a positive atmosphere for an easing of tensions in East Asia. Beijing is planning a summit in Chengdu next month, hoping differences between Tokyo and Seoul over wartime compensation and trade can be overcome to bring leaders together. That all have just agreed with 12 other Asian nations to sign a regional free-trade accord next year and are working on a pact of their own gives the process impetus. President Xi…
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