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Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with Toshihiro Nikai, secretary-general of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, before their talks in Beijing on Tuesday.   © Kyodo

Xi considers high-level leader visit to Japan

Abe seeks to rebuild China-Japan relationship

HIROYUKI AKIYAMA, Nikkei staff writer | China

BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday that he would consider a visit to Japan by a high-ranking member of the country's leadership, in response to Japan's stated intention to rebuilding bilateral relations, according to Japanese officials.

Xi met Toshihiro Nikai, secretary-general of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, in Beijing, who delivered a letter from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and requested a visit by a high-level Chinese official such as Xi himself.

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