China can either benefit from Japan-South Korea tensions or try to ease them, says Kishore Mahbubani

The ongoing trade dispute between Japan and South Korea presents an “interesting dilemma” for China, which can either watch from the sidelines or try to bring both sides together, as the United States has done before, said former Singapore diplomat Kishore Mahbubani.With its neighbours starting to fight or compete on its doorstep, Beijing could benefit from the geopolitical opportunities arising from their conflict. Or it could adopt an “enlightened view” and attempt to ease tensions between…

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