Most did not catch this state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping last year October, 2015 to Britain when Britain realigned itself with China. This probably means Russia and Japan have just been given official notice the future will be vastly different. The new Sino-British bloc probably has Japan’s leaders concerned so Japan, it is time to start making peace with your neighbors, including a peacefully negotiated decision over the Kuril Islands. The British as the Venetian antecedents have done this repeatedly throughout history. Think the Chinese have forgotten all about the opium wars against China after all these years?
Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Britain – October, 2015