Japan-China relations

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China military lashes out at Japan's defence moves
By Mary Kwang, The Straits Times, 1 September 2000. A Liberation Army Daily commentary says Japan plans to launch spy satellites but Tokyo says they are meant to gather weather information. China's Liberation Army Daily escalated Sino-Japanese tension by lashing out at Tokyo's plans to launch three reconnaissance satellites and reports of Japanese moves to set up an island defence force.
Beijing, Tokyo hold talks on sea border
AFP, The Straits Times, 28 September 2000. China and Japan held discussions yesterday on the demarcation of their sea border following new tensions over incursions by Chinese research vessels and warships into Japan's 370-km exclusive economic zone (EEZ) waters. Japan and China have yet to sign a treaty delimiting their exclusive economic zones due to a dispute over where their maritime demarcation lines lie.
Zhu visit unlikely to dig up past
By Francesco Sisci, The Straits Times, 11 October 2000. War atrocities will not be the key issue during the Chinese Premier's trip to Japan, and a boost for bilateral cooperation is expected.
Chinese premier woos Japanese communists
BBC News, 15 October 2000. Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji has met the leader of Japan's opposition Communist Party on his fourth day of a state visit to Japan. We should work together at a time when we observe dramatic movements towards peace in Asia and the Korean peninsula. The long-standing issue of Japan's apology to China for war crimes during World War II was defused by Mr Zhu during his public meeting.