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Chinese State Councillor Yang positive about holding Japan-China-ROK summit at early date

A Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) source has revealed that Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi, who oversees China’s foreign policy, expressed a positive view on holding a Japan-China-ROK summit at an early date when he met with LDP Secretary General Toshihiro Nikai on Dec. 28. 


Yang was present at the meeting of Nikai and his group with President Xi Jinping in Beijing. After the meeting, he reportedly told Nikai: “I believe a Japan-China-ROK summit is important. We would like to cooperate closely with the ROK to hold a summit at an early date.” The Japanese government is making arrangements to hold a summit in Japan in late March or later.

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