China’s Xi, Japan’s Abe meet on sidelines of Jakarta summit

This doesn’t seem like a big deal but it is. I was anticipating this sideline chat to lead to a real summit including SK later this year BUT I was worried when Abe sent a potted plant to the shrine of the Japanese war dead (including their war criminals) just this week — that this might upset this, but Xi kept his cool and that’s good.

Peace and Freedom

AFP

The leaders of China and Japan held talks on Wednesday for only the second time since taking office, seeking to repair a relationship damaged by territorial disputes and a bitter wartime legacy, a Japanese official said.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were holding discussions on the sidelines of a summit in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, the official told AFP, speaking anonymously.

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20 year Newspaperman. Lifelong Inventor. Wrote 2 books so far, working on more. The Revelation, 1st book, about your brain & the universe, and math. Hooked together! God I trust, America I love, 2nd book, is the biography of Aris Mardirossian, a great man. Also owned a software company, an IT integration company, a gas station and a fuzzy logic software title along the way.
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