Experts call for dialogue to resolve Sino-Japanese disputes
Chinese experts said here Monday that China and Japan should resolve their disputes and narrow their differences through dialogue and consultation. Dialogue and consultation are part of the five-point proposal Chinese President Hu Jintao made on developing Sino-Japanese relations when he met with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on the sideline of the Asian-African summit in Jakarta.
Dialogue and consultation on an equal footing is one of the basic stands for China’s foreign policy. It is also embodied in the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence and the United NationsCharter, said Ma Junwei, a researcher with the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations, during an interview with Xinhua. Ma said the history of Sino-Japanese relations proved that confrontation would be detrimental to bilateral ties and to the stability and development in Asia.