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Xi and Abe to launch new dialogue on intellectual property

Revived currency swap line to be expanded 10-fold to 3tn yen

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Beijing in 2014. Next week's summit will mark the eighth meeting between the two leaders.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The leaders of China and Japan are expected to establish a new framework for talks on technological cooperation and intellectual property protections as well as revive a currency swap line when they meet next week.

These form part of a package of a broad agreement hashed out by Tokyo and Beijing ahead of the Oct. 26 meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, aimed at accelerating the two countries' recent rapprochement.

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