HEADLINE China urges Japan to improve ties following Abe's win

HEADLINE

China urges Japan to improve ties following Abe's win

Xinhua

19:58, October 23, 2017

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Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang at a regular press conference on October 23, 2017 (Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China)

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday that China hopes Japan will take practical actions to promote stability and improvement of bilateral relations.

Spokesperson Geng Shuang's remarks at the ministry's routine press briefing came after Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its coalition partner the Komeito party won a two-thirds "super majority" in Sunday's lower house election, according to vote counting results reported by Japanese public broadcaster NHK.

"China is aware of the results," Geng said. "China attaches great importance to developing its ties with Japan and hopes that Japan would abide by the four political documents and the four-point principled consensus between the two countries, take practical actions to promote the stability and improvement of bilateral relations."

"In the meantime, we hope Japan will continue on a path of peaceful development to play a constructive role in regional peace and stability," said Geng.

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