Japanese PM says ready to rebuild ties with China

09:12, February 07, 2011      

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Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Sunday that Japan is ready to reconstruct relations with China in cultural, economic, political and other areas, the Jiji Press reported.

"This year marks the 100th anniversary of China's Revolution of 1911, and next year will be the 40th anniversary of the normalization of Sino-Japanese relations," said Kan at the first session of the "China-issue" advisory committee, organized by the Japanese government and attended by personages from economic, cultural and academic circles.

"On this special occasion," Kan said, "Japan is ready to rebuild relations with China in various areas such as culture, economic and politics."

According to local media reports, participants at the meeting put forward suggestions such as "China is a promising market in the economic area, and ties with China are thus of great importance" and "people-to-people exchanges need to be promoted in areas of culture, sports and arts."

The committee is scheduled to submit the final advisory report to the government in mid-April.

Source: Xinhua
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