Japan and China have agreed to improve ties by going back to political, diplomatic and security dialogues. Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi met with National Security Advisor of Japan Shotaro Yachi before the start of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Beijing.
US Secretary of State John Kerry who is also currently in China for the APEC summit welcomed the decreasing tension between China and Japan. “Both the Japanese and Chinese foreign ministers briefed me on the progress that they announced in their bilateral relations, and we, the United States, very much welcomed the reduction in tension between Asia’s two largest economies.”
“We think that any steps that the two countries can take to improve the relationship and reduce the tensions is helpful not just to those two countries, but it’s helpful to the region,” Kerry added.
US President Barack Obama will arrive in Beijing tomorrow, November 10. “I look forward to continuing these discussions and to deepening our partnerships with APEC economies when President Obama arrives on Monday for the APEC Leaders’ meetings here in Beijing.”
Meanwhile, differences between Philippines and China regarding the West Philippine Sea will be set aside. President Aquino left Sunday, November 9 for the said summit.