Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits Japan today to meet with Prime Minister Suga tomorrow at 5:20 on November 24


China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Japan from the 24th to hold a Japan-China Foreign Ministers' meeting with Foreign Minister Motegi, and is expected to meet with Prime Minister Suga on the 25th.

Through a series of talks, the Japanese side will exchange opinions in a wide range of fields such as measures against the new coronavirus, and at the same time, it would like to convey concerns about China's advance into the ocean and the situation in Hong Kong.

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi is expected to visit Japan from the 24th to a two-day schedule to hold a meeting with Foreign Minister Motegi in the afternoon and with Prime Minister Suga on the 25th.

Since the Suga Cabinet was inaugurated, it will be the first opportunity for Chinese VIPs to visit Japan, so in a series of talks, the Japanese side will take measures against the new coronavirus and resume traffic for business people, as well as the United States. Our policy is to exchange opinions in a wide range of fields, including the international situation based on the presidential election.

On that basis, I would like to confirm the importance of high-level communication, including mutual visits by the leaders, in order to build a stable relationship between Japan and China.

On the other hand, the Japanese side is also concerned about the intensification of China's advance into the East China Sea and South China Sea, such as the repeated invasion of Chinese authorities' ships off the coast of the Senkaku Islands in Okinawa Prefecture, and the situation in Hong Kong where China is tightening control. I would like to communicate frankly and encourage a positive response.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi's aim to visit Japan is ...

It seems that China wants to break down the so-called "China siege network" through the visit of Foreign Minister Wang Yi to Japan, an ally of the United States, as the confrontation with the United States intensifies.

"China and Japan are the second and third largest economies in the world, and the development of economic relations between the two countries is politics and security," China's government-affiliated think tank, Deputy Director of the Institute of Japanese Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, told NHK. This will help ease security tensions, "said the visit, emphasizing the idea that discussions on economic cooperation should be promoted and conflicts over historical awareness and territory should be eased.

In particular, he pointed out that the early realization of the Japan-China-Korea FTA = Free Trade Agreement will be one of the most important agenda items while each country agrees on RCEP = Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership centered on East Asia.

On the other hand, Mr. Lu said, "Mutual distrust between China and Japan has many negative effects created by the United States in addition to the problems that have existed for a long time," and the United States, along with its allies including Japan, China. He warned that he was trying to counter.

He added, "Japan calls the Japan-US alliance the basis of peace and stability in East Asia, but I don't think so. We consider East Asia's politics, security, and economic interests from a regional perspective. Shouldn't it? ", Pointing out that the Japan-US alliance is undermining the mutual political trust of the region.