China, Japan resume economic talks after years of hietus
TOKYO-The Associated Press
Asia’s two largest economies have been trying to improve strained ties and now have further reason to cooperate in the face of U.S. President Donald Trump’s moves to impose tariffs on imports from their countries and his demands that they open their markets more to American exports.
Wang, meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, noted the threats of rising unilateralism and trade protectionism.
Abe heads to the United States on April 17 to meet with Trump to discuss both trade and Trump’s plans for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Wang met with his Japanese counterpart, Taro Kono, for nearly four hours on Sunday, Japan’s Foreign Ministry said. The two ministers agreed on the importance of arranging respective visits by Abe to China and Chinese President Xi Jinping to Japan.