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Japan and China pledge move from 'competition to collaboration'

Beijing seeks improved ties with Tokyo amid escalating US trade war

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed a raft of agreements after meeting in Beijing on Oct. 26. (Photo by Konosuke Urata)

BEIJING -- Japan and China agreed Friday on a raft of economic and security initiatives aimed at improving bilateral ties, as Beijing seeks cooperation from Tokyo amid prolonged trade tensions with Washington.

The agreements cover a wide range of areas, from easing maritime tensions to cooperation in energy, infrastructure development and technology.

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