Shinzo Abe invited Xi Jinping to visit Japan in cherry blossom season next year. Photo: Bloomberg

China and Japan seek to take relationship to ‘next level’ as Xi Jinping state visit confirmed for spring

  • Chinese president meets Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of G20 summit in Osaka, saying he hopes to strengthen ties further
Topic |   China-Japan relations

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Shinzo Abe invited Xi Jinping to visit Japan in cherry blossom season next year. Photo: Bloomberg
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Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang is a senior China reporter, who focuses on diplomacy and defence. She joined the Post in 2016 and previously reported for China Review News Agency. Kristin is interested in security in northeast Asia and China's growing military might.

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Catherine Wong

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Kinling Lo

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