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China, Japan have broad prospects for economic, trade cooperation: vice-premier

Updated: Aug 31,2018 7:37 AM     Xinhua

Vice-Premier Han Zheng (R, front), also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, meets with Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso (L, front), who is to attend the seventh China-Japan finance ministers’ dialogue, in Beijing, capital of China, Aug 30, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — Vice-Premier Han Zheng on Aug 30 said that China and Japan have broad prospects for cooperation in economic and trade fields.

Han, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks in a meeting with Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso, who is in Beijing to attend the seventh China-Japan finance ministers’ dialogue.

Han said that China attaches great importance to Sino-Japanese relations. With the joint efforts of both sides, China-Japan ties have returned to the normal path of development.

Han expected the two sides to make good use of the mechanism of the finance ministers’ dialogue, implement the important consensus of leaders of the two countries, and actively expand and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in economy and finance.

China is willing to work with Japan to maintain a rules-based multilateral trading system and promote trade and investment liberalization and facilitation, said Han, adding that China welcomes companies from all over the world, including those from Japan, to strengthen their investment in China.

Aso said that the Japanese side is willing to further implement the important consensus reached by the two leaders in May this year and promote two countries’ trade and economic development.

On the afternoon of Aug 30, Vice-Premier Liu He also met with Aso in Beijing.

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