AJW by Asahi Shimbun (English): Japan-China Crisis Management–the Urgent Need for Air-Sea Contact Mechanism

My latest… op-ed [in English] on the urgent need for Japan and China to establish, and to reliably implement, bilateral crisis management in the East China Sea, has been published in the English version of Japan’s Asahi Shimbun: Asia Japan Watch (AJW). This piece is the English version of an earlier, Japanese-language op-ed on the same topic. It develops some of the ideas discussed in the Japanese piece a bit further.

“Since the summit between Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping last November, the ice between Tokyo and Beijing has begun to thaw. But crowded waters and airspace in the East China Sea still make the risk of miscalculation or low-level encounters escalating into a major crisis too great for comfort…”