Japan-China: unremitting efforts toward partnership

The extremely wrong remarks the Japanese leader repeatedly made recently on visiting the &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/main/2003/01/15/42085.html ' target=_blank>Yasukuni Shrine, in defiance of the appeal of the international community and the feelings of people in countries invaded by Japan during World War II, have aroused concern about whether Japan really wants to seek peaceful development, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said here Tuesday.

Many people of insight in Japan are also worried about the current China-Japan relations and the cause of tensions in the relations, spokesman &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/world/2003/03/20/44700_.html ' target=_blank>Kong Quan said at a regular press conference.

"China hopes Japanese leaders could take seriously the feelingsof the Asian countries that fell victims of Japanese militarists, really express their remorse for the historical tragedy and put what they have promised into practice," Kong said.

China attaches great importance to its relationship with Japan and has made unremitting efforts to improve and push forward the relations, which is fully reflected by Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi's recent visit to Japan, said the spokesman.

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