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FM Kishida considers visit to China

  • January 20, 2016
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All papers ran inside-page reports on a speech delivered by Foreign Minister Kishida at an event organized by the Japan Institute of International Affairs on Tuesday, during which he said: “I would like to make progress in Japan’s relations with China through dialogue by holding additional talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi with the possibility of visiting China this spring in mind.” Kishida was also quoted as saying: “Japan and China have common interests and very close economic relations. It is critically important for the global community that China moves forward with reforms and ensures transparency.” However, Kishida added that the two nations are facing serious challenges, and China’s advancement in the South and East China Seas is generating concern in the region and beyond.

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