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International relations

Suga raises Senkaku concerns with Chinese foreign minister

Islands should not hamper bilateral ties, Wang says

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, is the first high-ranking Chinese official to meet Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga in person since the latter took office.

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi agreed on the importance of advancing bilateral ties during their meeting Wednesday, despite lingering differences on issues like the Senkaku Islands and trade.

They met roughly 20 minutes at the Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo. Wang is the first high-ranking Chinese official to meet Suga in person after the latter became prime minister in September.

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