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China’s top diplomat is likely to visit Japan later this month and possibly meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to lay the groundwork for an upcoming trilateral summit of Japan, China and South Korea, government sources said.

State Councilor Yang Jiechi is also expected to meet Shotaro Yachi, a senior national security adviser to Abe, during a visit envisioned for the third week of October, the sources said Saturday.

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