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China pledges to push strategic and reciprocal relations with Japan(04/29/08)

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) meets with former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, April 29, 2008.

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) meets with former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, April 29, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)
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    BEIJING, April 29 (Xinhua) -- China will work with Japan to push forward strategic and reciprocal relations, said Chinese President Hu Jintao on Tuesday.

    "Sino-Japanese relations now are improving further," Hu told visiting former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone during a meeting.

    Hu indicated that the leaders of the two countries have maintained frequent contacts, and cooperation in politics, trade, culture and defence have realized remarkable achievements. The two countries have also conducted close consultations on global issues like climate change and sustainable development.

    "We thank the Japanese government for its adherence to the one-China policy on the Taiwan and Tibetan issues, and its support for the Beijing Olympic Games," Hu said.

    He noted China and Japan are both important countries in Asia and the world, and developing the strategic and reciprocal relations conforms to the fundamental interest of the two countries and peoples, and is conducive to peace and stability in Asia and the world.

    "The Chinese government attaches importance to relations with Japan, and sticks to the guideline of building a good-neighborly partnership with neighbors," he said.

    Noting the importance of Japan-China ties, Nakasone said the two countries should face the future and build a long-term friendship on the basis of reflection on the history.

    He hoped the two countries would take Hu's upcoming visit to Japan as an opportunity to open a new chapter in Japan-China relations.

    Nakasone is here attending the Northeast Trilateral Forum at the invitation of Xinhua News Agency. Xinhua President Li Congjun and Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi were present at Tuesday's meeting.

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    "President Hu's trip is a great event in Sino-Japanese relations in the new period," Xi told visiting Yoshinobu Ishikawa, governor of Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan.   Full story

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    At the beginning of their meeting in Tokyo, Yang delivered personally-written letter to Fukuda. In the letter, Hu expressed his willingness to deepen and boost the Sino-Japan mutually beneficial relations based on common strategic interests and push forward the bilateral ties into the track of long-term healthy and stable development through the visit.   Full story

China, Japan vow to further strategic, reciprocal relations

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    Hu made the remarks in a meeting with a delegation from the two Japanese ruling parties headed by Ibuki Bunmei, Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party, and Kitagawa Kazuo, Secretary-General of the Komei Party. Full story

Editor: Song Shutao

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