Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

China and Japan should safeguard free trade, Li urges

Japan Wants to Work With India on 'Concrete' Infra Projects in Third Countries Japan to sign peace treaty with Russia, Abe says
| 27 October, 2018, 18:46

Taiwan-Japan Relations Association Deputy Secretary-General Hsiesh Bor-huei (謝柏輝) has said the foreign ministry is paying close attention to Abe's visit.

Strategically, Japan is also seeking to position itself in the region as a counterforce to China.

Japanese officials reaffirmed Friday that it would not compromise or back down on issues including China's human rights record.

Abe said on Friday that bilateral relations with China are at an "historic turning point" and that he expects new possibilities in industries such as infrastructure, logistics, healthcare and finance.

Mr Abe said their two countries were playing "an indispensable role in the economic development of not just Asia but the world".

Abe's visit highlights the improvement in ties after they hit a low in 2012 during a dispute over East China Sea islands controlled by key US ally Japan but claimed by China. Then they will visit a company which is a leading manufacturer of factory automation, Gokhale said, adding Abe has taken personal interests in working out the programme for Modi's visit.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Beijing on Thursday as both countries try to fix ties that have been riven by disputes over territory, military expansion in the Pacific and World War II history.

As China rapidly modernizes its military, Japan remains wary of its strategic intent.

Japanese firms including big auto companies like Toyota hope to see normalised ties with China so they can compete with USA and European rivals, while Beijing expects Tokyo's endorsement of its ambitious Belt and Road programme, an initiative that Chinese President Xi Jinping hopes will further boost trade and transport links with other countries.


"Though the United States is quite an influential factor in China-Japan ties, the effect is limited", the Global Times newspaper said in an editorial.

Abe told Li that Japan will end official development assistance to China, which Tokyo has continued since the year after the two countries signed the bilateral Treaty of Peace and Friendship in 1978, after implementing a new assistance program this fiscal year. The last such visit was in late 2011.

"We have set up a new mechanism of cooperation between China and Japan in third party markets". "Despite being proud Japanese, I think Mr. Abe is also a very pragmatic politician", Huang Jing, Dean of global and Regional Studies Center at the Beijing Language and Culture University told The Hindu.

Abe said he hopes to use his visit as an opportunity to boost ties between the two countries and enter a new phase of relations - moving from competition to cooperation.

Meanwhile, Japan has rich experience in dealing with issues such as environmental pollution and population aging, which can provide reference for China's further reform and opening-up, he said.

Hu Lingyuan, director of the Center for Japanese Studies at China's Fudan University, said Trump's trade policy had contributed to closer Sino-Japanese ties.

China's nationalistic Global Times said in an editorial that "though the USA is quite an influential factor in China-Japan ties, the effect is limited".

In the past year, China has stepped up its outreach to Japan and others as it locked horns over trade with the United States. Mr. Abe said that Tokyo and Beijing will "fulfill responsibilities" for peace and stability in East Asia.

The visit, which featured Japanese flags hung in the heart of Beijing, marks a dramatic outward improvement in ties from six years ago.

Recommended

Rockstar Clears Confusion Over PS4's Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition Rockstar Clears Confusion Over PS4's Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition The digital edition of the game has a price tag of US$59.99, but those who want a physical copy of the disc must pay US$20 more. You'll do this as part of the main story in Chapter 2, specifically the Exit Pursued By a Bruised Ego mission.

Dodgers' marathon win over Red Sox smashes records Dodgers' marathon win over Red Sox smashes records Eovaldi threw more than one-third of Boston's 283 pitches, allowing two runs - one earned - and three hits in six innings. An errant off-balance throw by 2B Ian Kinsler past first allowed Max Muncy to score from second base and tie it 2-2.

Sri Lanka president sacks prime minister, appoints strongman Sri Lanka president sacks prime minister, appoints strongman In a statement, Parliamentary Speaker Karu Jayasuriya called for calm and restraint and for the crisis to be resolved quickly. Wickremesinghe headed to India to announce a number of agreements including on the Trinco oil tank farms, Mr.

Loftus-Cheek hat-trick seals Chelsea win over BATE Borisov Loftus-Cheek hat-trick seals Chelsea win over BATE Borisov The powerful midfielder swept in calmly after Davide Zappacosta's low cross, taking full advantage of some poor BATE marking. Rios nodded in captain Igor Stasevich's free-kick at the death, but Chelsea had long since won the night.

Khashoggi killing was premeditated: Joint Saudi-Turkey team Khashoggi killing was premeditated: Joint Saudi-Turkey team Turkish police are still searching for any trace of Khashoggi, as they press the Saudi authorities for the location of his body. The European Parliament passed a nonbinding resolution Thursday urging an EU-wide arms embargo on Saudi Arabia in response.

How to Clear Your Google Search History the Easy Way How to Clear Your Google Search History the Easy Way You can check your sign-in security, change payment methods, and dig into the data contained within all your Google services. All of this data is used by Google, and the company says that it isn't shared with any other third party.

US Open: Stephens Beats Osaka In Singapore US Open: Stephens Beats Osaka In Singapore She said: "Obviously Kerber, I have played some really great matches against her, so looking forward to that". The second set did not disappoint with a competitive start before the break point chances came out to play.

CBI says Verma remains chief, Asthana still special director CBI says Verma remains chief, Asthana still special director A 1986 batch officer of Odisha cadre, Nageswara Rao is a native of Borenarsapur village of Mangapeta mandal in Warangal district. In the unprecedented shake-up in the CBI's 55-year-history, both Verma and Asthana were sent on leave.

Red Dead Redemption 2 gets a companion app Red Dead Redemption 2 gets a companion app Just as GTA V was a critical darling, the early response to Red Dead Redemption 2 from critics has been overwhelmingly positive . Reviews will also naturally only cover the game's single-player portion since Red Dead Online isn't coming until next month.

Saudi Consulate Vehicle Searched In Istanbul In Khashoggi Probe Saudi Consulate Vehicle Searched In Istanbul In Khashoggi Probe The Saudi regime has consistently changed its story on the October 2 death of The Washington Post contributing columnist. He continued: "This murder may have been committed on Saudi soil, however this was inside Turkish borders".

Dodgers power past Brewers to return to World Series Dodgers power past Brewers to return to World Series The Dodgers will face the 108-win Boston Red Sox in the World Series , which begins on Tuesday at Fenway Park. Christian Yelich put Milwaukee ahead with a solo home run in the first inning off rookie Walker Buehler .

Gaffney: Trump right to drop treaty that Reagan signed Gaffney: Trump right to drop treaty that Reagan signed Bolton told Shoigu he was in Moscow to work on Trump's commitment to improve security co-operation with Russian Federation . Trump drew bipartisan criticism over comments made during a joint press conference with the Kremlin leader after the summit.

Clemson floor collapse at student party leaves 30 injured Clemson floor collapse at student party leaves 30 injured Tester said emergency responders were there in just minutes, and he saw people holding their arms or with bloody legs. Mr Pearson said he blacked out from the fall, and woke up in a pile of injured people .

Trump, Biden Campaign in Nevada Senate Race Trump, Biden Campaign in Nevada Senate Race Trump's remarks focused on the midterms, particularly on the consequences for immigration policy if Democrats prevail. Biden said President Trump's actions at home and overseas didn't reflect basic American values of decency.

Migrants Fleeing Violence, Continue North as Trump Tweets They Are Not Welcome Migrants Fleeing Violence, Continue North as Trump Tweets They Are Not Welcome Maria Teresa Orellana, a resident of the neighbourhood of Lorenzo handed out free sandals to the migrants as they passed. Presidents Hernandez of Honduras and Jimmy Morales of Guatemala held an emergency meeting Saturday at a Guatemalan.