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METI Minister Seko Visits the People’s Republic of China

April 16, 2019

From April 14 (Sun.) to 15 (Mon.), 2019, Mr. Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, visited Beijing, the People’s Republic of China, to attend the Fifth Japan-China High-Level Economic Dialogue.

In addition, he paid a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council, and held a meeting with H.E. Dr. Zhong Shan, Minister of Commerce.

1. Fifth Japan-China High-Level Economic Dialogue

  1. Macroeconomic policies, the current economic situation, etc. in Japan and China;
  2. Promotion of trade and investment observing the international rules and practices, importance of improving business environments (in particular, Japan conveyed to China its recognition of some issues, including forced technology transfer, protection of intellectual property rights, appropriate data handling and industrial subsidies.), enhanced cooperation in the fields of energy conservation and the environment, etc.;
  3. Promotion of efforts for specifying inter-business cooperation that satisfies international standards and brings about benefits to third countries, as part of the cooperation in third-country markets, continuous discussions on specific advancement of efforts in the field of intellectual property and challenges therein as initiatives for development of standards and environments that contribute to creating new markets, as part of the cooperation in innovations, etc.; and
  4. Japan-China collaboration in efforts involving the G20, RCEP and WTO reforms, importance of solving the excess capacity problem, etc.

2. Courtesy call on Premier Keqiang

3. Meeting between Minister Seko and Minister Zhong

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