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Abe hails "fresh start" to Japan-China ties after Xi meeting

2017-11-13 10:51:05       source:The Asahi Shimbun

Nov 12, 2017

DANANG, Vietnam--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping hailed a "fresh start" to the relationship between the countries after a meeting that saw them agree to work more closely on North Korea.

The leaders met on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the Vietnamese resort city of Danang.

Ties between China and Japan, the world's second- and third-largest economies, have been plagued by a long-running territorial dispute over a cluster of East China Sea islets.

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