India Welcomes Improvement of Ties Between Japan, China - Foreign Ministry

India Welcomes Improvement of Ties Between Japan, China - Foreign Ministry

Interestingly, Japan has acquired a very special relevance in the Asian strategic framework and the Xi-Abe meeting on 26 October, could lead to a significant re-wiring of the East Asian strategic grid with deep implications for the USA, Russia and India. China is now the world's second largest economy and Japan the third.

On the Taiwan issue, Abe reaffirmed Japan's adherence to its position stated in the 1972 Japan-China Joint Statement. Trump also said his country will reduce the trade deficit with Japan.

Abe and Chinese president Xi Jinping are expected to discuss how to improve economic cooperation as the world's second and third largest economies prepare to weather a USA onslaught of trade measures.

Jin Jianmin, a senior fellow at Fujitsu Research Institute in Tokyo, said that with China's fast economic development, the respective advantages of the industries and technologies of the two countries become clearer, and the foundation of win-win cooperation become more solid.

Abe returned to power in 2012 when Sino-Japanese ties were in tatters due to a feud over East China Sea islands, and the territorial dispute remains a key source of friction between the two countries. "Whenever they feel the need to take it out, I'm sure they will do that".

Since past year, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent positive messages on a number of occasions on enhancing bilateral relationship, which have been noted and welcomed by China.

China is Japan's main trading partner, with bilateral trade reaching $300bn previous year.

With the United States leaning toward protectionism, the two premiers confirmed the importance of maintaining free trade.

Analysts say that China seeks Japanese companies to participate in its Belt and Road projects, especially in the financial sphere, to counter allegations that Beijing is deliberately pursuing "debt trap" diplomacy as tool for exercising political control in developing countries.

Xi also called for Japan to "keep its promise" and to act according to the four documents signed by the two countries over 40 years ago when they established formal ties. Abe's official visit is described as the first of its kind since late 2011, although he has made several trips to China to attend worldwide gatherings in the meantime.




"In the past several years, the China-Japan relationship has experienced ups and downs".

The incident prompted anti-Japanese riots in China, and kicked off a frosty spell that has only recently begun to thaw.

Japan wants to ensure any joint projects with China are transparent, open and fiscally sound, officials said.

"From competition to co-existence, Japan and China bilateral relations have entered a new phase", the Japanese premier told reporters in Beijing.

Japan is at risk as it exports to China manufacturing equipment and electronic parts, which are used to make finished goods for the United States and other markets.

The regional security situation will be another area of discussion in view of Japan's interest in developments in the Korean Peninsula and in North Korea.

"Our relationship has encountered a lot of obstacles", Xi said at the start of their talks.

Yuichiro Tamaki, the leader of an opposition party, said that even some younger lawmakers in Mr Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic Party are cautious about the relationship.

This year, China imported various Japanese films and has been exploring its pool of stories that Beijing could adapt.

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