The 10th round of talks between China and Japan on the East China Sea issue concluded in Beijing on Thursday night, with the two sides agreeing to hold the next round of talks in Beijing in early November.
During the one-day talks, China and Japan had conducted frank and in-depth exchanges of views on joint development, and the bilateral consultations were "pragmatic and beneficial", according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
Director of Chinese Foreign Ministry's Department of Asian Affairs Hu Zhengyue attended the talks as top Chinese negotiator. The Japanese delegation is represented by Kenichiro Sasae, head of the Japanese Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau.
(Xinhua News Agency October 12, 2007)