Japan and China affirm stable ties during first summit in three years

Nikkei -- Nov 18

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed on Thursday to work together to build a stable relationship between Asia's two largest economies, according to Tokyo, as tensions mount over Taiwan.

In opening remarks at a bilateral summit in Bangkok, Kishida said that both China and Japan have a responsibility to ensure the "security and peace of this region and the wider international community."

"It is critical that both countries step up their efforts to develop a relationship that will be stable and constructive," Kishida said before sitting down for the first top-level meeting between the countries in about three years. ...continue reading