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Minister Seko Holds Meeting with Mr. Miao Wei, Minister of Industry and Information Technology, People's Republic of China

On May 28 (Mon.), 2018, Mr. Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Miao Wei, Minister of Industry and Information Technology, People’s Republic of China, taking the opportunity of Minister Miao’s visit to Japan to attend a Trilateral ICT Ministers’ Meeting.

Summary of the meeting

  • On May 28 (Mon.), 2018, Minister Seko held a meeting with Minister Miao, taking the opportunity of Minister Miao’s visit to Japan to attend the Trilateral ICT Ministers’ Meeting. Both sides agreed that Japan and China will hold a director-level dialogue in the field of automobiles to discuss the topic of autonomous driving policies around July 2018 and that following on from this discussion, the countries will hold a joint public-private seminar to discuss autonomous driving by the end of 2018.
  • Both sides agreed on the advancement of cooperation in the Chinese RoHS (Restriction on Hazardous Substances).
  • They also agreed on launching a series of Japan-China Smart Manufacturing Seminars in Beijing.
  • Minister Seko stated the need for development of the business environment in China, including efforts for solving the problem of steel excess capacity, and both sides agreed that the ministers responsible for related issues will continue to hold discussions.
  • Moreover, both sides agreed on the convening of vice minister-level meetings to specify issues to be discussed concerning the cooperation.

Release date

May 29, 2018

Division in Charge

Northeast Asia Division, Trade Policy Bureau

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