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Trust highlighted in Beijing forum

2012-08-30 05:26:10 GMT2012-08-30 13:26:10(Beijing Time)  China Daily

Uichiro Niwa, Japanese ambassador to China, is surrounded by reporters during a forum in Beijing on Wednesday. Zou Hong / China Daily

Strategic mutual trust and national feelings between China and Japan have been strained, and think tanks from both nations on Wednesday called for a crisis management mechanism to cool down the heated bilateral spats.

Tensions have escalated from a series of feuds over the Diaoyu Islands issue this year, since Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara in April unleashed plans to "purchase" the islands, which belong to China.

After Beijing protested the Japanese rightists’ landing on the islands this month, Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Japan’s parliamentary senior vice-minister of foreign affairs, arrived in Beijing on Tuesday in an effort to ease tensions.

Strategic mutual trust and national feelings between China and Japan have been strained, and think tanks from both nations on Wednesday called for a crisis management mechanism to cool down the heated bilateral spats.

Tensions have escalated from a series of feuds over the Diaoyu Islands issue this year, since Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara in April unleashed plans to "purchase" the islands, which belong to China.

After Beijing protested the Japanese rightists’ landing on the islands this month, Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Japan’s parliamentary senior vice-minister of foreign affairs, arrived in Beijing on Tuesday in an effort to ease tensions.

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