The Chinese Government places high importance on China's relationship with Japan. We believe the two sides need to continue to enhance mutual political trust in line with the principles enshrined in the four political documents between China and Japan, expand practical cooperation in all fields, improve sentiments between people of the two countries and push forward the development of China-Japan strategic relationship of mutual benefit.
With respect to the sensitive issues between China and Japan, such as the history issue and the issue of Diaoyu Islands, we hope the Japanese side will fully recognize the complexity and sensitivity of issues concerning the political foundation and overall interests of Sino-Japanese relations. The Japanese side should truly take history as a mirror and look forward to the future, and properly handle these sensitive issues in keeping with the overall interests of its relationship with China.
To enhance mutual strategic trust between China and Japan, it is crucial that both sides view each other's development from an objective and strategic perspective, and truly see each other as an opportunity and partner for development.
This year, Premier Wen Jiabao will hold the fifth China-Japan-South Korea trilateral leaders' meeting in China. We believe the parties should enhance the building of the China-Japan-South Korea free trade area and work together to push forward future-oriented, all-dimensional partnership for cooperation.