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China invites Japanese FM to visit

(Xinhua)

09:10, October 28, 2011

BEIJING, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- China on Thursday extended an invitation to Japanese Foreign Minister Gemba Koichiro to visit the country, saying the two sides are currently working on an agenda for the leader.

"We welcome Foreign Minister Gemba Koichiro to visit China at his convenience. Both sides are working together closely in this matter," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said at a routine press conference.

Jiang's remarks came following a reporter's question regarding an ongoing visit by Tarutoko Shinji, acting secretary-general of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), Japan's ruling party.

Jiang highlighted the overall improvement of China-Japan relations this year, noting that the two nations previously agreed to continue boosting their bilateral strategic partnership after Japan's new cabinet took office.

"The Chinese government attaches great importance to its relations with Japan and is willing to work together with the new Japanese cabinet to enhance dialogues, exchanges and cooperation and to further advance China-Japan relations," Jiang said.

Tarutoko Shinji is visiting China from Oct. 26 to 28 at the invitation of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

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Pan Asian at 2011-10-28220.255.1.*
On the fostering of good relations between Japan and China, without disrespect, Japan does not shared the above views with China, period. It's just another one-sided and unrequited moves on the part of China. The former and current Prime Ministers of Japan have repeatedly stressed very clearly during their reviews at the JSDF’s military parades that China’s rise is a great threat to other Asian countries. And his current foreign minister was dispatched weeks ago to some Asean countries to foment and shore up an anti-China alliance to take advantage on the ongoing South China Sea dispute, not to mention the playing of the Indian card on China too. It has been very clear from the onset, that Japan and US have been actively promoting a strong US-Japan military alliance to contain China’s emerging rise. There is a provision in the US-Japan security pact that Japan will militarily assist Taiwan's defence, if there is an outbreak of conflict in the Taiwan straits. Need Beijing be reminded that the numbers of military surveillance flights conducted per day by the JSDF’s P3C spy planes along the Chinese coastlines from Qingdao to the southern Hainan Island? The Philippines’s foreign minister and President of Philippines were invited to China months ago and received substantial goodies and tributes and guessed what happens after their visits. For heaven sake, please accept the harsh reality that Japan is no friend to all his North East Asian neighbours, at least the Russian and the Koreans are sensible in this respect than the Chinese.
  

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