CHINA-ONUS ON ABE TO BRIDGE HISTORICAL DIVIDE
Korean President Lee Myung-bak(c), Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama(l) and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao(r) holding the third trilateral summit in Jeju Island on May 29. Wikimedia Commons
By Yin Xiaoliang & Wang Zhiqian
China Daily-Oct 19
At the invitation of Premier Li Keqiang, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is due to pay an official visit to China on Oct 25-27, the first official visit to China by a Japanese prime minister since Yoshihiko Noda’s visit in 2011. That Abe’s visit coincides with the 40th anniversary of the enactment of the China-Japan Treaty of Peace and Friendship on Oct 23, 1978, is of significance to the two neighbors whose ties have experienced twists and turns in recent years. During his visit, Abe is due to meet Chinese leaders and exchange views with them on improving bilateral ties and other international and regional issues of common concern.
First published in: China Daily