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“China-Japan-ROK summit should be held in autumn,” Communist Party of China official

  • August 8, 2017
  • , Nikkei evening edition , p. 3
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On Aug. 8, Song Tao, director of the International Liaison Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC), met with Komeito leader Natsuo Yamaguchi in Tokyo. During the meeting, Song said, “I personally think that it would be good if the China-Japan-South Korea summit were held after the CPC National Congress this autumn.” This year, the Japanese government is chair of the Japan-China-ROK Summit and is making arrangements for the meeting to be held by year-end.


Yamaguchi said, “We would like to create opportunities as quickly as possible for the leaders of Japan and China to visit each other’s countries.” Komeito Public Relations Committee chair Makoto Nishida, who also attended the meeting, spoke with reporters.


Regarding the UN Security Council resolution on sanctions against North Korea, Song said, “We completely support it. The aim is to bring (North Korea) back to the negotiation table.” Regarding Japan’s unilateral sanctions against North Korea, Song said, “Japan’s sanctions include some against Chinese companies, so China is opposed to them. They could harm China-Japan relations and lead to a vicious cycle.”


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