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China-Japan Relations

Premier Li urges Japan to put bilateral relations on right track

Premier Li Keqiang urged Japan to stick to peaceful development, as well as take positive policies toward China to improve bilateral ties when meeting with visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in Beijing on Saturday.

China urges Japan to 'walk the talk' on improving ties

China on Tuesday called on Japan to follow through with its intentions to advance relations and make concrete actions to improve bilateral relationship.

Japan 'must not flare up tension'

Tokyo must not "flare up tension in the South China Sea" or try to contain China by aligning with other countries involved in disputes there, says China’s ambassador.

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China hopes Japan to show positive signals

Chinese Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Kong Xuanyou on Monday expressed the hope that Japan could show clear and positive signals on its China policy so as to further enhance the recovering ties between the two countries.

Geography

China and Japan are geographically separated by the East China Sea. China has strongly influenced Japan with its language,architecture, culture, religion, philosophy, and law.

History

September 18, 1931 
Japanese troops provocatively destroyed a section of railway in north Shenyang and attacked the Chinese garrison at Beidaying, Shenyang, on the same night, this led to the "September 18th incident."

September 19, 1931 
In the morning, the Japanese army occupied Shenyang. Because the Kuomintang government ordered "nonresistance," the Japanese forces occupied major cities and towns in Liaoning province in few days.

September 23, 1931 
Chiang Kai-shek gave a speech in which he went so far as to order the army and the people to "take the rough with the smooth and wait for the judgment of the League of Nations."

Original sound of Japanese Emperor Hirohito's surrender speech made public

Wartime 'comfort woman' believed to the end Japan owed her an apology

Proof of Japan's infamous Unit 526 unearthed in bookstore

Treaties

The Sino-Japanese Joint Statement on Sept 29, 1972 established diplomatic relations between the People's Republic of China and Japan.

Sino-Japanese Joint Statement (Sept 29, 1972)

Sino-Japanese Treaty of Peace and Friendship (April 12, 1978)

China-Japan Joint Statement on All-round Promotion of Strategic Relationship of Mutual Benefit

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