Japan, China pledge to work on economic ties amid heightened trade tensions

Japan, China pledge to work on economic ties amid heightened trade tensions

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will meet with his Japanese counterpart today in what will be the first high-level economic dialogue between the two countries in almost a decade.

On Monday, Kono and Wang will co-chair a bilateral, high-level economic dialogue in which they are expected to discuss opportunities for economic cooperation including trade and investment.

After rare talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, Taro Kono said the ministers had "forward-looking" and "fulfilling" discussions about rebuilding ties between the Asian powers.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to make the proposal when he meets Trump at Mar-a-Lago, the president's Florida resort, on Tuesday and Wednesday, the newspaper said.

Japan hopes the summit will prompt a trip by Abe to China, and in turn, a visit to Japan by Xi.

Japan will propose setting up a new framework to discuss trade issues with the United States in a summit next week, in hopes of persuading it to rejoin the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Nikkei newspaper said on Saturday. "We agreed the importance of making it a sea of peace, cooperation and friendship", he said.

Russian court blocks popular messaging app in privacy row
In Russia, government officials, journalists and members of the opposition use Telegram , according to Reuters . On April 6, Roskomnadzor filed the lawsuit on the blocking of Telegram in Russian Federation .

The world's second and third largest economies have a fraught relationship, complicated by longstanding disputes over maritime claims and Japan's wartime legacy.

But the move could backfire, as U.S. President Donald Trump could demand renegotiating terms for the pact or talks for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) - both outcomes Japan wants to avoid.

"We would like to co-operate further towards the common goal between Japan and China, of establishing a complete, irreversible and verifiable denuclearization of North Korea", Kono said as the two began talks in Tokyo.

Wang, a former ambassador to Japan, said his visit was China's response to "positive" messages and policies from Tokyo but acknowledged "some complex and sensitive elements".

"Since past year, Japan has, in relations with China, displayed a positive message and friendly attitude", Wang said at the meeting, adding that he hoped that the visit would help the two countries move towards better ties.

Related Articles

  • Kylie Jenner And Kourtney Kardashian Head To Coachella On A Private Jet

    Kylie Jenner And Kourtney Kardashian Head To Coachella On A Private Jet

    Recently, Kylie flaunted her butt in a picture she posted of herself giving Stormi a sweet walk in a Fendi stroller on April . 12. With the caption " Stormi strolls " alongside the spewing-money emoji, Jenner couldn't have summed up the picture better.
    Liverpool's Mohamed Salah tops PFA award's 6-man shortlist

    Liverpool's Mohamed Salah tops PFA award's 6-man shortlist

    Manchester City are in the league of their own this season - having won 27 of their 32 round of matches already played this term. Concise News gathered that the winners of both accolades will be revealed at an event in London's Grosvenor House on April 22.

    Syria air strikes: This is what the reaction in Nottingham has been

    Bush's infamous declaration, standing aboard an aircraft carrier in 2003, that the USA had accomplished its mission in Iraq. The joint operation came one week after a suspected chemical attack outside Damascus left more than 40 people dead.
  • Pep Guardiola says City could STILL throw away Premier League title

    Pep Guardiola says City could STILL throw away Premier League title

    Pep Guardiola claims Manchester United and Chelsea led the move to reject introducing VAR into the Premier League . City will seal the title if they beat Spurs on Saturday and United lose at home to bottom side West Brom on Sunday.
    Freezing Warning In Effect for Brampton and Surrounding Cities

    Freezing Warning In Effect for Brampton and Surrounding Cities

    Forecasts were calling for a lengthy period of freezing rain during the day on Saturday, returning Saturday evening. According to CTV News , by early afternoon around 8000 people were left without power.
    Google's Redesign of Gmail to Include a 'Confidential Mode'

    Google's Redesign of Gmail to Include a 'Confidential Mode'

    The Verge has obtained screenshots of the new Gmail design , now being tested inside Google and with trusted partners. Working on an email service is hard as you have to be compatible with all sorts of email providers and email clients.
  • United States  strikes on Syria 'justified', says Israeli official

    United States strikes on Syria 'justified', says Israeli official

    Similar messages were passed from Washington to the Prime Minister's Office and the foreign ministry in Jerusalem, Ravid said. Johnson said: "The world is united in its disgust for any use of chemical weapons, but especially against civilians".

    Most rockets in Western attacks on Syria were intercepted - Russian Federation

    Indeed, her speech explaining British involvement in the strikes on Syria this morning makes a pointed reference to that episode. Some clapped their hands and danced, others drove in convoys, honking their horns. "We're not cooperating with them in Syria".
    Kings Vs. Golden Knights Live Stream

    Kings Vs. Golden Knights Live Stream

    We had some guys play real hard (to) give us a chance to win. "We go to their building and it's going to be harder", Haula said. During Game 1 of the NHL Playoffs 2018 series between the Vegas Golden Knights and Los Angeles Kings , things got chippy.
  • Kentucky governor says teachers' strike left children vulnerable to sexual assault

    Kentucky governor says teachers' strike left children vulnerable to sexual assault

    They are wasting the teachers' hard-earned money. "But what they're doing now impacts my students and their students". The state will contribute more to teachers' pensions every month because they aren't eligible for Social Security.
    Fierce Clashes Continue At Gaza-Israel Border Fence

    Fierce Clashes Continue At Gaza-Israel Border Fence

    Others hurled stones and burning tyres near the frontier fence, where Israeli army sharpshooters are deployed. The Israeli army said that about 10,000 Palestinians protested on Friday along the Gaza border.
    $553 Million jackpot victor  identified

    $553 Million jackpot victor identified

    The payout is the largest single lottery win claimed in the state and the fourth-largest payout in Mega Millions history. Wahl moved to New Jersey from MI in July for work and says one of his dreams is to restore a 1963 Corvette.