Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met with his Japanese counterpart Yasuo Fukuda Tuesday on the sidelines of a series of ASEAN meetings in Singapore.
It is Wen's first meeting with Fukuda since the Japanese prime minister took office in September.
In April, Wen paid a three-day official visit to Japan, during which he reached consensus with Japanese leaders on forging a strategic, mutually beneficial relationship.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao meets with his Japanese counterpart, Yasuo Fukuda, on the sidelines of a series of ASEAN meetings in Singapore, Nov. 20, 2007.(Xinhua Photo)
The year 2007 marks the 35th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic ties between China and Japan.
Japan is now China's third-largest trading partner, while China is Japan's second-largest trading partner.
The China-Japan trade volume reached 207.36 billion U.S. dollars in 2006, a 200-fold increase over the 1.1 billion dollars in 1972. Source: Xinhua