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Visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao met Friday with leading members of Japanese lawmakers' league supporting the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, which is headed by Yohei Kono, speaker of Japan's lower house.

Chinese President Hu Jintao (C) meets with leading members of a Japanese lawmakers' league established in March 2007 to support the 2008 Beijing Olympics in Tokyo, capital of Japan, May 9, 2008.

Expressing his thanks to the members, President Hu said the Beijing Olympics has got sincere regard and vigorous support from all circles of Japan.

At the suggestion of Kono, more than 300 Japanese lawmakers from both ruling and opposition parties formed the nonpartisan league to support the Beijing Olympics.

Hu said the move fully displays the Japanese people's friendly feelings toward the Chinese people as well as their efforts in upholding the Olympic spirit.

The Beijing Olympics, which comes 20 years after the 1988 Seoul Olympics, will be the third one held in Asia.

Hu said the Beijing Olympics is a grand event not only for the Chinese people, but for all Asian peoples including the Japanese people, and for the whole world.

He said China will honor commitments concerning the Olympics it has made to the international community, adding China, with support from the international Olympic family, will try its utmost to ensure the Games' success.

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