Memory and Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific

Prime Minister Aso Visited China
May 5, 2009, 5:15 pm
Filed under: China, China-Japan, Japan, Yasukuni Shrine

Japanese PM Taro Aso paid a two-day visit at China to meet President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Wen Jiabao from April 29, 2009. Leaders from the two countries discussed cooperation on issues such as economy, swine flu, global warming, and youth exchanges, while Wen raised the issue with Aso’s dedication of a tree to Yasukuni Shrine:

Address by H.E. Mr. Taro Aso, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, April 30, 2009

Hu calls on joint efforts to settle China-Japan disputes, Xinhua, April 30, 2009

China tells Japan to own up to wartime atrocities or risk national backlash, Mainichi Daily News, May 1, 2009

Japan and China making historic amends, one humdrum trip at a time, The Christian Science Monitor, April 30, 2009

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Jiang Yu’s Regular Press Conference on April 30, 2009, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of People’s Republic of China, April 30, 2009

Wen urges Japan to properly handle historical issues, Xinhua, April 29, 2009

China Can’t Have It Both Ways, New York Times, April 26, 2009

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