Shinzo Abe’s First Visit to China Brings New Opportunities for China-Japan Trade and Economic Ties

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the beginning of China’s reform and opening-up, as well as the 40th anniversary of...

Shinzo Abe: China’s Economic Development Is a Major Opportunity for Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is paying an official visit to China from October 25 to 27. It will be the first official visit to China by a Japanese prime minister in seven years. On the eve of his visit to China, Abe sat down for a joint interview with the Chinese media stationed in Japan. Δ The ratification of the “China-Japan Peace and Friendship Treaty” was held in Tokyo on October 23, 1978. Q: This year marks the 40th anniversary of the “China-Japan Peace and Friendship Treaty”. How do you comment on the historical and practical significance of the treaty? How do you evaluate the course of development of China-Japan relations and the importance of the healthy development of the relations? How do you comment on the current relations, and what are your expectations for your visit to China? What experiences and lessons do you think the two sides should draw from in the development of their relations? History and the Taiwan issue are important topics in China-Japan relations. How should we deal with these problems in the process of improving bilateral relations in the future? Shinzo Abe: Exactly 40 years ago today, the “China-Japan Peace and Friendship Treaty” was signed, which has formed the basis of our relations. Although the treaty contains only five brief sections, it accounts for […]