BEIJING, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- Trade and economic ties between China and Japan had endured the global financial crisis and were back on positive track, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said here Sunday.
China's imports from Japan and investment in the neighboring country were growing, Wen told a group of Japanese ministers who were here for a high-level economic dialogue.
New growth areas may also emerge in the cyclic and green economy, energy-saving and environmental-friendly sectors, Wen told the Japanese delegation headed by Foreign Minister Okada Katsuya.
"China and Japan share common interests in promoting regional cooperation, pushing for reform on global economic governance and in objecting against trade protectionism," Wen said.
He hailed the success of Saturday's dialogue and urged the two sides to further advance economic and trade cooperation.
Okada Katsuya and some other Japanese ministers highlighted the importance of the Chinese market and China's status as a manufacturing hub.
They pledged to promote dialogue and cooperation with China, which they said was conducive to the development and prosperity of the two countries, Asia and the world.
Okada Katsuya and Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan co-chaired the one-day dialogue.