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Chinese vice-premier meets Tokyo governor

Updated: 2014-04-26 19:07
( Xinhua)

BEIJING - Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang met in Beijing on Saturday with Yoichi Masuzoe, the first Tokyo governor to visit Beijing at the invitation of the city government since Yukio Aoshima in 1996.

Wang said the two countries should push forward bilateral relations on the basis of the four China-Japan political documents, in the spirit of taking history as a mirror to guide the future.

China is capable of coping with any provocations and safeguarding the achievements of the Second World War as well as the post-war international order, said Wang.

He said the Japanese side should properly deal with sensitive issues, including historical issues, and make efforts to improve bilateral ties.

The Chinese government supports local friendly exchanges between the two countries and hopes that Beijing and Tokyo will continue to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation.

Japan and China should be able to live in amity, said Masuzoe, adding that he is willing to play a positive role in improving bilateral relations through promoting sister city cooperation.

Masuzoe is on a visit to Beijing from April 24 to 26 at the invitation of Beijing Mayor Wang Anshun.

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