• The Associated Press


Japan and China will hold talks on disputed undersea gas deposits next week in Beijing, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday.

The two countries plan a two-day meeting beginning Monday, to be attended by Kenichiro Sasae, head of the Foreign Ministry’s Asia-Oceania Bureau, and his Chinese counterpart, Hu Zhengyao, a ministry spokeswoman said on condition of anonymity, citing protocol.

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