PEOPLE’S CHINA

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...

Japanese Scholars: Japan and China Should Explore More Institutionalized Cooperation Framework

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is visiting China from October 25 to 27. The year 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the ratification of the Japan-China Peace and Friendship Treaty and the 40th anniversary of the beginning of China’s reform and opening-up. Since Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to Japan in May this year, the discussion on “third-party market cooperation” between China and Japan has been heating up in the economic circles of both countries. At this important juncture, People’s China reporter Mu Yue conducted an interview with University of Tokyo economist Ito Yasho, exchanging views on Sino-Japanese economic cooperation and Sino-Japanese relations. Δ On October 11, Shinzo Abe met with the Minister of the International Department, Central Committee of the CPC, Song Tao, at the Prime Minister’s official residence, and stressed the promotion of meaningful cooperation between Japan and China in all fields. Japan Needs to View the Belt and Road Initiative with Long-Term Perspective The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is currently receiving wide attention from the international community, encompassing various content. First of all, strengthening economic links represents the core of BRI. In addition, BRI has included policy, culture and personnel exchange programs among countries such as policy-oriented opinion communication, exchange of international students and other types of exchange. From this perspective, BRI represents an economic circle concept with […]

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 […]