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China said Thursday that Vice President Wang Qishan raised the politically sensitive Taiwan issue with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the previous day, a detail that was missing from an earlier Japanese account of their discussion.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying, speaking at a regular news briefing, also revealed that Abe had assured Wang at the meeting in Tokyo that Japan “is willing to properly handle sensitive issues such as Taiwan.”

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