AP: Leaders of China, Japan meet

China-Japan-Inside From AP, via USATODAY.com:

Chinese President Hu Jintao urged Japan on Saturday to reflect on its World War II aggression and back up its recent apologies with action, pressing Beijing’s relentless campaign for redress from Tokyo for its handling of wartime atrocities.

Hu’s comments came in a rare public statement after meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Junchiro Koizumi on the sidelines of the Asian-African summit in Jakarta in a bid to ease the worst dispute in decades between the two Asian powers.

Koizumi downplayed the tensions following the meeting, calling for China not to be affected by “temporary confrontations and differences of opinion.”

April 23, 2005 2:01 PM
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