Sankei front-paged a story claiming that final arrangements are underway for Prime Minister Abe to visit China on Oct. 23, the 40th anniversary of the effectuation of the Japan-China Peace and Friendship Treaty. Abe is set to deliver a speech at a ceremony marking the anniversary and then attend an informal dinner hosted by Premier Li. He will likely meet with President Xi in the afternoon of Oct. 24. During his stay through Oct. 25, he is likely to participate in a business seminar on the “Belt and Road” initiative and hold discussions with Beijing University students. He may also tour an industrial complex in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. The daily added that before traveling to Beijing, Abe will visit Spain and France, and then attend the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), which will be convened in Belgium on Oct. 18-19.