BEIJING, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping had met with Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, Emperor Akihito, its Diet leaders, political party chiefs and representatives of China-Japan friendship groups after arriving on Monday in Tokyo for a visit.
Following are quotable quotes of Xi in the trip:
DURING TALKS WITH PRIME MINISTER YUKIO HATOYAMA
"The Chinese government and Chinese leaders attach great importance to China-Japan relations and the purpose of my visit isto further improve the strategic and mutually beneficial relationship."
WHEN MEETING EMPEROR AKIHITO
"I hope my visit will contribute to the development of friendly cooperation between the two countries and boost the friendship between the two peoples."
ON PARLIAMENTARY EXCHANGES
"The friendliness and amicability between the peoples of the two countries are vital to a healthy bilateral ties."
"The Diet members have important influence on the public. We hope you can help to create a good public opinion environment for the development of bilateral relations."
ON SHANGHAI EXPO
"We would like to invite more Japanese friends to the event, and are ready to work together with people from all walks of life in Japan to make full use of the Expo as an opportunity to advance bilateral cultural and human exchanges to a new height."