Will geopolitics trump business in Asia in 2013?

How will geopolitical issues in Asia play out in 2013, after disputes between China and its neighbours Japan and the Philippines over disputed islands made headlines last year?

The results of these political clashes had real economic impact, as Chinese tourists stayed away from the Philippines, and Chinese consumers boycotted Japanese products.

The BBC's Kate McGeown in Manila, and Rupert Wingfield-Hayes in Tokyo, assess how Asia's geopolitical issues could develop in the coming months.

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