Q: It is reported that the Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara said on October 22 that as the world's second and third economies, Japan and China should join hands to promote strategic relations of mutual benefit and to resolve issues between the two from a broader viewpoint. This is what I have long wanted to express and I will make my words and deeds according to this. How do you comment?
A: We have noted the remarks. We hope Japan make joint efforts with China in maintaining and advancing China-Japan strategic relations of mutual benefit.