Japan may try to get Xi to visit in 2018

/ Jun 10, 2017

Japan may try to get Xi to visit in 2018

The government might ask Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit Japan in the latter half of 2018 as a state guest, government sources said Saturday. To lay the groundwork, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely to visit China in the first half of next ...

China welcomes Abe's interest in Silk Road initiative

/ Jun 6, 2017

China welcomes Abe's interest in Silk Road initiative

China said Tuesday that it welcomes Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s interest in cooperating with Beijing’s initiative of trying to build closer economic links along and beyond the ancient Silk Road trade routes. “We believe the One Belt, One Road initiative can be a new ...

Drone joins four Chinese ships in latest Senkaku intrusion

May 18, 2017

Drone joins four Chinese ships in latest Senkaku intrusion

Four China Coast Guard vessels entered Japanese waters around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Thursday morning, the Japan Coast Guard said, adding that what appeared to be a drone was seen flying above them. A high-ranking Foreign Ministry official lodged ...

/ May 13, 2017

Abe's team sends mixed signals on joining China-led AIIB

The idea of Japan joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is finding renewed enthusiasm within the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, sources have said. The idea has advocates within the Prime Minister’s Office and the trade ministry, and is backed by Toshihiro ...