Japan-China Relations

October 8, 2021

On October 8, commencing at 4:30 p.m. for approximately 30 minutes, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, held a summit telephone talk with Mr. Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China. The overview is as follows.

  1. At the beginning, Prime Minister Kishida introduced himself and President Xi offered his congratulations on Prime Minister Kishida’s appointment to office.
  2. Prime Minister Kishida expressed his candid views on various concerns between the two countries and stated that the Japanese side will continue holding dialogues with the Chinese side, including on these issues. The two leaders shared the intention to cooperate on common issues.
  3. Prime Minister Kishida stated that the two countries must take the opportunity of next year, which marks the 50th anniversary of the normalization of Japan-China relations, to establish a constructive and stable relationship based on the view above. President Xi expressed his consent to this view as well as his willingness to further develop Japan-China relations. Both leaders concurred to push forward the economic and people-to-people exchanges between the two countries.
  4. Prime Minister Kishida raised the issue of North Korea, including the abductions issue, and the two leaders confirmed that Japan and China will continue to cooperate with each other.

[Reference] Recent Japan-China Summit Telephone Talks
 (All titles are current at the time.)
 September 28, 2007 Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda - Premier Wen Jiabao
 June 13, 2010 Prime Minister Naoto Kan - Premier Wen Jiabao
 April 12, 2011 Prime Minister Naoto Kan - Premier Wen Jiabao
 September 6, 2011 Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda - Premier Wen Jiabao
 May 4, 2018 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe - President Xi Jinping
 September 25, 2020 Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga - President Xi Jinping

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