TOKYO, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Chinese and Japanese prominent figures attending the second Beijing-Tokyo Forum expressed misgivings on Friday about the current Sino-Japanese relations, and said they would make efforts to pull the bilateral ties out of the impasse and try to promote them into new win-win models of mutual benefit.
The two-day forum was closed later in the day with a joint statement, which acknowledges that the Sino-Japanese relations are in a historic low ebb ever since their normalization, and said participants of the forum were deeply concerned about the existence of political barriers between the two countries.
Participants from the two sides have decided not to take a wait-and-see attitude toward the worrisome trend, and have agreed to set up a Beijing-Tokyo Forum website of two editions in Chinese and Japanese respectively, thus providing a platform for more exchanges of people from related fields of the two countries and promote the improvement of the Sino-Japanese ties.
The second Beijing-Tokyo Forum, with the theme of "the future of Asia and the new type of Sino-Japanese relations", was curtained up here on Thursday. It attracted some 60 prominent figures from political, economic, academic and media circles of the two countries to talk about how to improve the awkward bilateral relations.
The annual two-day forum, the first of which was held in August2005 in Beijing, is jointly sponsored by the China Daily, Peking University and a Japanese nonpolitical organization. Enditem