Published: Sat, October 27, 2018
Markets | By Josh Butler

Abe calls for steady development of ties with China

Abe calls for steady development of ties with China

But both sides will be hoping more visits will follow.The Nikkei reported that Mr Abe is keen to invite Mr Xi to Japan for an official visit next year, before or after the Group of 20 summit in Osaka. Furthermore, Japan would like to take advantage of China's huge population.

Both leaders stressed the importance of free trade.

Japanese officials reaffirmed Friday that it would not compromise or back down on issues including China's human rights record.

Gui Yongtao, an associate professor at Peking University's School of International Studies and a specialist in Chinese-Japanese relations, said: "We haven't solved our problems with Japan".

Abe said on Friday that bilateral relations with China are at an "historic turning point" and that he expects new possibilities in industries such as infrastructure, logistics, healthcare and finance.

"Under the new situations, China and Japan, increasingly interdependent in bilateral areas, also share more common interests and concerns on multilateral occasions", Xi said. "They need to improve relations as a response to the uncertainty brought about by Trump in Asia".

Since previous 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.

Iwamura called for boosting cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative and promoting trilateral trade cooperation between China, Japan and South Korea.

"[ I think] China would like to warm relations with traditional rivals such as Japan and concentrate the diplomatic efforts on United States".

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"Though the U.S. is quite an influential factor in China-Japan ties, the effect is limited", the Global Times newspaper said in an editorial.

According to Kyodo News, the two countries agreed to work together to make the East China Sea a "sea of peace, cooperation and friendship" and signed an agreement to work together on naval search and rescue operations.

Japan and China, in building a strategic and mutually beneficial relationship, have the responsibility to properly deal with those issues and steadily develop their friendly and cooperative ties from the big picture, he noted. The Hollywood Reporter said China has imported a total of 12 Japanese films during the first three quarter of 2018.

The incident prompted anti-Japanese riots in China, and kicked off a frosty spell that has only recently begun to thaw. Li also indicated that Beijing wanted to lift the relationship to "a new phase".

They are also expected to discuss the territorial issue that put their relationship into a deep freeze.

The two countries appear poised to enter a new phase in bilateral relations; one in which they will pursue cooperation on worldwide challenges while at the same time their territorial dispute over the Okinawa Prefecture's Senkaku Islands will continue.

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said the two sides are expected to also deliberate on cooperation in areas of artificial intelligence, big data, development of unmanned ground vehicle and robotics among others.

"Coordination and cooperation between China and Japan will help curb trade protectionism in the world while providing a stable and predictable policy environment for cooperation between enterprises", said Jin.

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

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