China, Japan look at high-level exchanges on the occasion of the 50th anniversary. of tires


China and Japan are organizing high-level exchanges to mark the 50th anniversary of the normalization of bilateral relations on Sept. 29, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said Monday.

China attaches “high importance” to commemorating the milestone in ties with Japan and is “ready to promote high-level exchanges and cooperation, including at ministerial level,” Zhao told a news conference. of officials.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian attends a press conference in Beijing on August 1, 2022. (TBEN) ==TBEN

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi plan to hold personal talks on Thursday on the sidelines of a series of Association of Southeast Asian Nations meetings in Cambodia, according to Japanese government sources.

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It will be the first face-to-face dialogue between the foreign ministers of Japan and China since November 2020, amid mounting tensions over, among other things, a territorial dispute.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson knocked on a promise made Friday by the Japanese and US Secretary of State and the Economy in their inaugural “two-plus-two” talks in Washington to champion an open, rules-based international economic order. amid challenges posed by China.

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“China always upholds the principle of openness, inclusiveness and win-win outcomes,” said Zhao, who refuted US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s claim that Beijing’s “compulsive economic practices” go against the international economic order.

He urged the United States and Japan “not to politicize, arm and exaggerate the concept of national security on economic, trade and sci-tech issues”.

In the economic talks, the US indicated that efforts to strengthen economic security are being driven by China’s assertiveness and the use of economic leverage to pressure other countries to make concessions.

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