Top political advisor calls for better China-Japan bilateral ties


BEIJING,   (Xinhua) — Top Chinese political advisor Yu Zhengsheng on Friday called on China and Japan to pursue the right direction in bilateral ties and eliminate disturbances to achieve continued and stable improvement of the bilateral relationship.

Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, made the remarks in his meeting with Takeo Kawamura, chair of the Japanese House of Representatives Committee on Rules and Administration at the Great Hall of the People.

Yu said China has always attached great importance to ties with Japan and promoted building ties on the basis of four political documents between China and Japan in the spirit of “taking history as a mirror and looking toward the future.”

Though China-Japan ties have improved in the past few years, the momentum is still fragile, said Yu, adding that both sides need to pay close attention and handle matters properly as there are various complicated and sensitive elements.

He urged both sides to make joint efforts toward a shared goal, pursue the right direction in bilateral ties and remove disturbances to promote the continued and stable development of China-Japan ties.

Kawamura said the Japanese government fully understands the importance of the relationship between Japan and China and is willing to forge ahead.

Editor: huaxia