Top advisor outlines development of China-Japan ties
Updated: 2006-10-17 11:03 BEIJING -- China's top
advisor Jia Qinglin on Monday outlined a blueprint for future development of
China-Japan relations, urging the two countries to enhance high-level reciprocal
visits and further economic ties.
"We should take advantage of the current favorable situation and make a
comprehensive plan for the development of China-Japan relations in the future,"
said Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political
Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
Jia made the remarks in a meeting with Japan's House of councilors President
Chikage Ogi, who is visiting China a week after Japan's new Prime Minister
Shinzo Abe held summit talks with the Chinese leaders in Beijing.
"The Chinese and Japanese leaders ultimately overcame the political obstacles
and reached a consensus on promoting friendly cooperation, bringing bilateral
relations back to normal track," said Jia.
Jia suggested the two countries frame a middle and long-term economic
cooperation plan focusing on such fields as energy-saving, environmental
protection and high-tech to further enhance economic ties.
He also said the two countries should enhance defense and security dialogue
to increase mutual trust, and cement cooperation in maintaining peace and
stability in Northeast Asia.
Meanwhile the top advisor urged Japan to honor the three political documents
and properly handle the Taiwan and history issues, which he said are the basic
premise for the healthy and stable development of China-Japan relations.
Chinese Vice President Zeng Qinghong also met with Ogi on Monday, saying
China will always take Japan as good neighbor and partner in the process of
"China attaches great importance to China-Japan relations and follows the
policy of China-Japan friendship," said Zeng.
Ogi said the friendly relations between Japan and China falls within the
common aspirations of the Japanese parties and people, and is beneficial to
peace and stability in the region and the world.
The rapid growth of China's economy has helped impel Japan's economic
development, said Ogi, adding that Japan will make joint efforts with China to
expand exchanges in various fields to lift Japan-China relations to a higher