On the morning of January 25, 2024, Premier Li Qiang met with the Japanese business delegation led by Tokura Masakazu, Chairman of the Japan Business Federation, Kosei Shindo, Chairman of the Japan-China Economic Association, and Kosei Shindo, Chairman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. Ken Kobayashi, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in the Great Hall of the People. More than 200 heads of large Japanese companies participated.
Li Qiang said that Sino-Japanese relations are now at a crucial stage to continue the legacy of the past and open up the future. Last November, President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met in San Francisco and reached a number of important common understandings that provide important strategic guidance for the development of bilateral relations. All sectors of China and Japan should work together to revise the original wishes for the normalization of bilateral relations between the two countries, stick to the right direction for peace, friendship and cooperation, and implement the political consensus that “the two countries must be partners”. , not threats,” and return Sino-Japanese relations to a path of healthy development. Li Qiang expressed hope that Japan can properly resolve fundamental issues such as history and Taiwan.
Li Qiang noted that the economies of China and Japan are deeply integrated, and economic and trade cooperation plays an important role as the ballast and propeller of bilateral relations. China is ready to support the enterprises of the two countries to make full use of the cooperation potential with Japan, continue to share development opportunities, and strengthen cooperation in areas such as scientific and technological innovation, digital economy, green development, medical care and elderly care. ensure stable and unhindered industrial and supply chains and achieve higher levels of complementary and win-win outcomes. Li Qiang expressed hope that Japanese business circles will play a positive role in the win-win cooperation between China and Japan. Adhering to the fundamental national policy of opening up to the outside world, China will continue to remain on the negative list for foreign investment, fully implement the removal of restrictions on foreign investment in the manufacturing sector, protect the national treatment of foreign enterprises, and work steadily. to create a market-oriented, law-based and international business environment. China welcomes companies from Japan and other countries to continue investing in China. He also expressed hope that Japan will provide an open, fair and non-discriminatory business environment for Chinese enterprises in Japan.
Noting that Japan and China are important neighbors, the leaders of the three business groups from Japan expressed their hope that the two countries will move towards their initial aspirations of friendship, strengthen close exchanges in all sectors and at all levels, and establish constructive and constructive relations. stable Japan-China relations based on strategic mutual benefit. China is an important driving force for world economic development. The Japanese business community is deeply encouraged by the healthy and sustainable growth of China’s economy, and is willing to deepen cooperation with China in areas such as economy and trade, environmental protection, green economy and medical rehabilitation, and promote the exchange of personnel between the two sides. To jointly develop regional economic cooperation to contribute positively to the development of Japan-China relations and the peace and prosperity of Asia and the world.
Wu Zhenglong attended the meeting.