Highlights of Chinese premier's tour in Japan

Updated: 2010-06-01 10:37
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Highlights of Chinese premier's tour in Japan

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao addresses the welcome luncheon held by the Japanese business group in Tokyo, capital of Japan, May 31, 2010. [Xinhua]

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TOKYO -- The following are the highlights of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to Japan on Monday.

East China Sea, food safety and maritime communication

China and Japan Monday reached consensus on issues including the East China Sea, food safety and maritime communication to further boost bilateral ties.

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Visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama held talks here and agreed to reestablish a hot line between the premiers of the two countries.

The two leaders also agreed to launch negotiations on implementing principled consensus on the East China Sea issue, speed up the establishment of a maritime communication mechanism between defense departments of the two countries, negotiate and sign an agreement on maritime rescue at an early date, and establish a cooperation mechanism on food safety.

During their talks, Wen said the world economy, though in a complex and difficult situation, is recovering and the world is undergoing far-reaching changes. Sound China-Japan relations are not only in the interests of the two countries, but also of vital importance to reinvigorating the Asian economy and building on world harmony and sustainable development.

Japanese entrepreneurs urged to dcontribute more for cooeration

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao called on Japanese entrepreneurs Monday to make further contributions to the cooperation between the two countries.

Addressing a welcome luncheon given in his honor by the Japanese Business Federation, the Chinese premier briefed the participants on what the Chinese government has achieved in tackling the global financial turmoil, as well as China's current economic situation and its major tasks.

Wen said great progress has been made in bilateral economic and trade relations since the normalization of diplomatic ties between the two countries in 1972. China and Japan have become a major trade partner to each other, bringing their economic ties increasingly closer and paving the way for a greater future for cooperation.

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