Japan - China

Chronology from Oct 2001 to Dec 2001

: Trade ministers meet in Beijing and reach agreement on resolution of trade dispute.

: Trade talks resume in Tokyo at vice minister level.

: Trade ministers meet in Beijing but fail to resolve issues.

: Japan Defense Agency Director General Nakatani Gen and Chinese Ambassador Wu Dawei agree to exchange warship visits.

: Diplomatic consultations in Beijing on bilateral issues and Japan’s response to the war on terrorism.

: Jin Xide, director of the Japan Office in the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, addressed issues regarding Japan’s special anti-terrorism legislation, which, he observed, “signifies a major change in Japan’s postwar foreign security strategy.”

: Koizumi meets with Jiang and ROK President Kim Dae-jung at ASEAN Plus Three in Brunei.

: Working-level trade talks in Beijing fail to resolve trade dispute.

: A Nihon Keizai Shimbun editorial titled “Japan Should Change its Thinking about ODA to China,” bemoans the lack of mutual understanding and trust in Japan’s relations with China and argues Japan’s efforts to work with the Chinese Communist Party and the government alone have proven to be  “absolutely insufficient to fill up this gulf.”

: Koizumi meets with Jiang at APEC Leaders’ Meeting in Shanghai.  Trade ministers also discuss bilateral trade dispute.

: Prime Minister Koizumi visits Beijing and meets with PRC President Jiang Zemin and Premier Zhu Rongji to discuss Yasukuni visit, bilateral relations, and Japan’s response to the war on terrorism.

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