Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (left) alongside his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing on Sunday. Photo: Kyodo

Japan, China cover forced tech transfers and Huawei during talks in Beijing

  • Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono says two countries have the opportunity to ‘take charge of the economic field’ at a time of global uncertainty
  • Japanese delegation also raised intellectual property and data protection and Chinese industrial subsidies during the meeting
Topic |   China-Japan relations

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Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (left) alongside his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing on Sunday. Photo: Kyodo
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono will meet for talks in Beijing on Sunday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Japan wants more access to the Chinese market – and the US-China trade war might help

  • Timing of talks could work in Tokyo’s favour, with US negotiations putting Beijing under pressure to offer concessions to other powers, source says
  • China ‘has been more forthcoming and more willing to discuss issues such as intellectual property protection, forced technology transfers and opening up’
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono will meet for talks in Beijing on Sunday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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