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China-Japan security talks: The background in 60 seconds

China and Japan are holding their first high-level security talks in four years following recent tensions over territorial and historical issues.

The meeting in Tokyo among officials comes ahead of trilateral talks with South Korea on Saturday.

The last round of talks was in 2011. BBC News explains why relations worsened - in less than a minute.

Video produced by Sara Barman

  • 19 Mar 2015
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