October 2, 1971

Three Principles on the Restoration of Sino-Japanese Diplomatic Relations.

September 25, 1972

Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka visited China.

September 29, 1972

Sino-Japanese Joint Statement.

August 12, 1978

Sino-Japanese Treaty of Peace and Friendship.

October 22, 1978

Vice-Premier Deng Xiaoping visited Japan.

May 27, 1980

Premier Hua Guofeng visited Japan.

November 23, 1983

General Secretary Hu Yaobang visited Japan.

October 23, 1992

Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michito visited China.

May 2, 1995

Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama visited China.

November 11, 1997

Premier Li Peng visited Japan
Five Principles of Sino-Japanese Relations.

November 25 , 1998

Sino-Japanese Joint Declaration.

April 2005

President Hu Jintao held talks with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.

October 2006

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “ice-breaking” visit to China.

April 2007

Premier Wen Jiabao’s “ice-thawing” visit to Japan.

December 2007

Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda’s "spring-heralding" visit to China.

May 2008

President Hu Jintao’s “warm-spring” visit to Japan
China-Japan Joint Statement on All-round Promotion of Strategic Relationship of Mutual Benefit.

April 29, 2009

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso paid his first official visit to China.


China overtook Japan as the world's second-largest economy.


Japan’s purchase of Diaoyu Islands.


Japan’s defense White Paper.