Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) shakes
hands with Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda after they signed a joint
statement in Tokyo, capital of Japan, May 7, 2008. Visiting Chinese
President Hu Jintao and Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda signed the
Sino-Japanese joint statement on advancing strategic and mutually
beneficial relations on May 7. (Xinhua Photo) Photo
TOKYO, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao
and Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda signed here Wednesday a six-point
Sino-Japanese joint statement on all-round promotion of their strategic and
mutually beneficial relations.
Both sides agree that the Sino-Japanese relationship
is one of the most important bilateral ties for both countries. China and Japan
have great influence and shoulder solemn responsibilities for peace, stability
and development in the Asia-Pacific region and the world at large.
Long-term peaceful and friendly cooperation is the
only choice of the two countries. Both sides are dedicated to promoting a
strategic and mutually beneficial relationship in an all-round way to realize
the lofty goal of peaceful coexistence, friendship from generation to
generation, mutually beneficial cooperation and common development.
POLITICAL BASIS FOR
STABLE DEVELOPMENT OF RELATIONS
Both sides reiterate that the China-Japan Joint
Statement issued on Sept. 29, 1972, the China-Japan Treaty of Peace and
Friendship signed on Aug. 12, 1978, and the China-Japan Joint Declaration
released on Nov. 26, 1998 constitute the political basis for the stable
development of Sino-Japanese relations and the opening up of a bright future.
The two sides reaffirm their continuous adherence to
the consensus reached in joint press communiques between Oct. 8, 2006 and April
11, 2007 and their commitment for the comprehensive implementation of the
NEW SITUATION OF
The two sides agree to face history squarely, look
forward to the future and make continuous joint effort to open up new prospect
in their strategic mutually beneficial relations. The two sides will continue to
build up mutual understanding and trust, expand mutually beneficial cooperation,
and make sure that the future development of Sino-Japanese relations conforms
with the trend of the world's development, and jointly create a bright future
for Asia-Pacific region and the world at large.
The two countries reaffirm that they are cooperation
partners, with neither side posing threat to the other. Both countries reiterate
that they will support each other in its peaceful development and both are
convinced that China and Japan, with both countries committed to peace and
development, will bring enormous opportunities and benefits to Asia and the
Japan highly evaluates China's development since its
reforms and opening-up and its commitment to contribute to building a world of
lasting peace and common prosperity. While China speaks highly of Japan's
adherence to the path of a peaceful country in the past six decades and more
since World War II and its contribution, through peaceful means, to world peace
Both sides agree to strengthen dialogue and
communication on the U.N. reform and seek more consensus. China values Japan's
status and role in the United Nations and is willing to see Japan play a bigger
and more constructive role in international affairs.
Japan reiterates adherence to its stance declared in
the Japanese-Sino Joint Statement on the Taiwan issue.
Both sides agree to a mechanism for high-level
regular visits between leaders of the two nations, strengthen communication and
dialogue between the governments, parliaments and political parties of the two
countries, enhance exchange of views on bilateral ties, domestic and foreign
policies, and the world situation. The two sides will also increase the exchange
of high-level visits in the security sector to promote mutual understanding and
The two sides pledge to expand the exchanges of
media, sister cities, sports and civilian groups between the two countries, and
consistently promote exchanges of youngsters in a bid to enhance mutual
understanding between the two peoples.
Both sides decide to strengthen mutually beneficial
cooperation in various fields, including energy, environment, trade, investment,
information and communication technology, finance, food and product safety,
protection of intellectual property rightand business environment.
They are also keen on the development of bilateral
cooperation in farming, forestry, fishery, transportation, tourism, water
resources, medical care and others sectors.
Japan and China will make an effective use of the
summit economic talks between the two countries proceeding from a strategic
The two nations also pledge to work together and make
the East China Sea a sea of peace, cooperation and friendship.
The two sides agree that China and Japan, as two
important countries in the Asia-Pacific region, will keep close communication
over regional affairs and strengthen coordination and cooperation.
The two sides decide to jointly safeguard peace and
stability in Northeast Asia and facilitate the process of six party-talks.
The two sides agree that the normalization of
relations between Japan and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is of
great significance for peace and stability in Northeast Asia. China welcomes and
supports the two countries efforts to resolve relevant issues and realize
normalization of their bilateral ties.
The two sides agree to promote regional cooperation
in East Asia and contribute to building a peaceful, prosperous, stable and open
Asia in line with the principle of opening-up, transparency and tolerance.
Noting that they bear greater responsibilities for
world peace and development in the 21st century, the two countries are ready to
enhance coordination over important international issues in a joint effort to
build a world of lasting peace and common prosperity.
The two sides decide to cooperate in coping with
climate change after 2012 within the framework of the United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change and in line with the principle of "common but
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here Wednesday that prospects lie ahead for China and Japan to resolve the issue
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Hu made the remarks during a joint press briefing with Japanese Prime
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here separately with leaders and representatives of Japan's major political
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Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda held talks here Wednesday to seek for new
prospects for the two countries' strategic and mutually beneficial relations.
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Chinese President Hu Jintao (2nd L) and
his wife Liu Yongqing (1st L) pose for photos with Japanese Prime Minister
Yasuo Fukuda (2nd R) and his wife Kiyoko (1st R) before a meeting in
Tokyo, Japan, May 7, 2008. (Xinhua Photo) Photo
TOKYO, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao and
Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda agreed Wednesday to establish a mechanism
for a regular exchange of visits between leaders of the two countries in an
effort to enhance bilateral ties. Full story