Ichiro Ozawa, president of the Democratic Party of Japan, went to China on Monday for a six-day stay which party officials said would include a meeting with President Hu Jintao.

The DPJ president, acting President Naoto Kan and Secretary General Yukio Hatoyama are expected to meet with Hu, probably Tuesday afternoon, to discuss ways to improve strained relations between the two countries, DPJ officials said.

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