Japan, China set for high-level economic talks after a long gap

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will be chairing a Japan-China economic dialogue along with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono during his three-day visit to Japan starting tomorrow.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will be chairing a Japan-China economic dialogue along with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono during his three-day visit to Japan starting tomorrow.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Both nations hope to put aside differences and mark 40 years of a friendship treaty

China's top envoy Wang Yi will arrive in Japan tomorrow for the first visit by a Chinese foreign minister to Tokyo in nearly 8½ years, amid rapidly improving bilateral ties.

Mr Wang, who was promoted to State Councillor last month, will be chairing the Japan-China High-Level Economic Dialogue along with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono during his three-day visit. The dialogue, which was established in 2006, will be held for the first time since 2010.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 14, 2018, with the headline 'Japan, China set for high-level economic talks after a long gap'. Print Edition | Subscribe