Despite the bilateral dispute over the Senkaku Islands, young Chinese consumers appear more concerned with product quality and safety rather than Beijing’s relations with the countries making the products.

When asked about the boycott on Japanese products in China after Japan nationalized the China-claimed islets last September, Meng Qingli, 27, laughed and said it didn’t affect her family’s plans to buy a Japanese car this year.

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