On the same day, the delegation of Japans economic circles in 2019 led by Zhongshan, Chairman of Japan-China Economic Association Zonggang Zhenger II, Chairman of Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mitsumura Mingfu, and Chairman of Japan Federation of Economic Organizations Review Committee Kuga Shinxing held talks. The two sides exchanged views on Chinas further opening-up initiatives, Sino-Japanese economic and trade cooperation, third-party market cooperation and safeguarding the multilateral trading system.
Zhong Shan said that China-Japan economic and trade cooperation is highly complementary, has great potential for development and has broad prospects. The two sides should implement the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries and promote economic and trade pragmatic cooperation to achieve greater development on the existing basis.
Since this year, China-Japan economic and trade cooperation has developed steadily. According to Chinese statistics, the bilateral trade volume between China and Japan reached 1.39 trillion yuan from January to August this year, an increase of 0.7% over the previous year, accounting for 6.9% of Chinas total foreign trade during the same period. Among them, Chinas exports to Japan amounted to 635.81 billion yuan, an increase of 4.7% over the same period last year. (end)