What? New Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets President Hu Jintao . It is the first time in five years that a Japanese prime minister has been invited to China. The meeting is seen as an easing of tensions between the two countries. When? Mr Hu and Mr Abe had an 80-minute meeting on Sunday. Where? The meeting took place in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Who? Mr Abe took over from former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi two weeks ago. During Mr Koizumi's term, he visited the Yasukuni Shrine in Japan, angering China. Why? Why were these shrine visits controversial? War criminals are honoured at this shrine, along with 2.5 million war dead. This issue was a focal point for the strained relationship between China and Japan that centred around Japan's controversial war-time legacy. How? How has Mr Abe handled the shrine visits issue? He says it is a diplomatic and political problem, and he will deal with it by not saying publicly whether he visits the shrine or not.