China agrees to grant Japan 200b yuan RQFII quota

Over the past 40 years, bilateral ties made productive achievements guided by principles set in the treaty, despite twists and turns, Li said.

The state visit implies a thaw in the long-standing hostile relations between the two countries, which ensued from territorial disputes over East China Sea islands and grievances from World War II.

The White House said Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier on Wednesday about his coming meeting with the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong Un.

In a public ceremony after their meeting, Abe and Li oversaw the signing of a pact to set up a hotline for senior defense officials to communicate during incidents involving each others' naval vessels or military aircraft. He is also the first Chinese leader to visit the country in 8 years.

Oshima congratulated Li for his successful visit to Japan.

On Wednesday, both South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang noted that North Korea should be guaranteed economic aid by the worldwide community once it undertakes complete denuclearization.

Railroads connecting them to China and South Korea would be a good start, certainly.

The two sides are also expected to jointly explore business cooperation deals in third countries.

He also had an audience with Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo on Thursday and flew to Hokkaido later in the day.

Mr Li also announced that China would present Japan with a pair of endangered crested ibises.

The Japanese attendees briefly reviewed the history of the signing of the Japan-China Treaty of Peace and Friendship, voicing full agreement with Premier Li's remarks.

The premier called on Japan to align its development strategies with the Belt and Road Initiative, boost cooperation in innovation and high-end manufacturing. New opportunities will come for pragmatic cooperation between China and Japan.