Text of report by Hong Kong newspaper Wen Wei Po website on 21 March
[Article by Dr Qiu Zhenhai, Phoenix TV commentator: "Importance of Sino-Japanese Strategic Mutual Trust and Its Difficulty"]
The importance of developing strategic mutual trust between China and Japan goes without saying. However, because of the complicated nature of bilateral relations, the degree of difficulty can also be expected to be high. The key problem is mutual suspicion caused by competition between the two countries. At the same time, the necessity of strategic mutual trust between China and Japan goes without saying, because despite all the past hatred and enmity, and despite the future status for which both countries are positioning themselves and the national psychological adjustments that necessarily goes along with this, China and Japan have to come together. There is no other way.
Yesterday, Japanese Defence Minister Yasukazu Hamada visited China and met with Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie. This was the first visit of the highest-ranking …