--- SEARCH ---
Film in China
War on Poverty
Learning Chinese
Learn to Cook Chinese Dishes
Exchange Rates
Hotel Service
China Calendar
Telephone and
Postal Codes

Hot Links
China Development Gateway
Chinese Embassies

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the UN
Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other International Organizations in Switzerland
Foreign Affairs College
Trade Relations with Japan

Political disputes between China and Japan should not overshadow the development of their economic and trade cooperation, says an article in People's Daily overseas edition. An excerpt follows: 

During a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on the sidelines of the Asian-African Summit on April 23, President Hu Jintao made a five-point proposal to solve the long-standing disputes between China and Japan.


A sensible attitude toward Sino-Japanese economic and trade cooperation is conducive to the further development of each economy, and will help improve bilateral ties.


China and Japan are crucial to each other in terms of economic and trade cooperation. Over the past 33 years, Sino-Japanese economic and trade relations have grown fast; trade volume has increased 160-fold.


The difference between Chinese and Japanese economic structures means economic and trade cooperation should be complementary. Substantial amounts of cash and advanced technologies from Japan have been injected into China's economy, bringing about dynamic structural adjustments and more job opportunities.


As a new member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), China is willing to shoulder its responsibilities and abide by WTO regulations. So China must treat foreign commodities in the Chinese market fairly and protect the legal rights of foreign investors.


Being a WTO member, China has generated an impressive growth in foreign trade volume but also has trade conflicts with other economies.


Recently, some Japanese right-wing attitudes towards Japan's wartime history and the Taiwan question have evoked a strong aversion among some Chinese consumers to products made in Japan. This aversion is detrimental to the interests of manufacturers and consumers in both countries, and is likely to scar Sino-Japanese cooperation.


To minimize the negative consequences, the Japanese side must be sincere in admitting its history of aggression, and Chinese customers should keep a cool mind. Against the background of economic globalization, boycotting Japanese products will have a negative effect on both economies.


(China Daily May 9, 2005)

Japan Speaks Highly of Hu's Proposal on Ties
China, Japan to Continue Promoting Trade Cooperation
Print This Page
Email This Page
About Us SiteMap Feedback
Copyright © China Internet Information Center. All Rights Reserved
E-mail: webmaster@china.org.cn Tel: 86-10-68326688