Japanese top official: China not a threat

Updated: 2007-03-16 18:38

BEIJING -- Visiting Secretary General of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Japan Hidenao Nakagawa said in Beijing Friday that China is not a threat to Japan.

"China, which is seeking to build a harmonious society and become an economy power, is not a threat to Japan, and Japan, which is striving to become a political power, also poses no threat to China," said Nakagawa in a meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao.

Nakagawa and Kazuo Kitagawa, secretary general of the ruling coalition partner New Komeito arrived here Thursday for a five-day visit to China, to prepare for the upcoming visit by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in April.

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