Xi says Japan tour produces "positive result"

08:41, December 17, 2009      

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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping said Wednesday his visit to Japan had "a positive result" and "achieved what he had expected."

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Fukuoka Prefecture Governor Wataru Aso in Fukuoka, Japan, on Dec. 16, 2009. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)

Xi made the remarks before leaving the southern Japanese city of Fukuoka, the last stop of his Japan visit, for South Korea to continue his four-country Asia tour.

During a meeting with Fukuoka Prefecture Governor Wataru Aso, Xi said he held fruitful talks with Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama in Tokyo and exchanged views with representatives of all Japanese circles.

Xi said Fukuoka was a well-known historical city and had kept close contact with China from ancient times.

Xi said China was trying to build an energy-efficient and environment-friendly society. He expressed the wish that Fukuoka, which boasts experience in ecological and high-tech industry and has cooperation with several Chinese cities in building environmentally efficient cities, would continue to make a positive contribution to the cause of environmental protection in China.

Aso said Fukuoka and China had maintained sound cooperation on trade and environmental protection. He cited Kitakyushu city as a successful model of environmental protection. The governor said he hoped China and Fukuoka would further environmental protection cooperation.

Xi arrived in Fukuoka Wednesday afternoon from Tokyo. He will also visit Myanmar and Cambodia later in his tour.

Source: Xinhua
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