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TOKYO (Nikkei)--Visiting Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi said Monday that closer cooperation between China and Japan is essential to promoting peace, stability and further development in Asia.
TOKYO (Kyodo)--Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi said Monday that China is ''proactively'' preparing to reform its currency regime but has set no timetable for implementing it.
TOKYO (Dow Jones)--Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi canceled a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi at the last minute Monday in a possible indication that ties between the two Asian economic giants will continue to be frosty.
TOKYO (Dow Jones)-- Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Wednesday that any move China decides to make on its currency will be very important for the region.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on Wednesday called for closer regional cooperation to make the idea of an East Asian Community a reality.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Bilateral free trade agreements between nations in East Asia are helping to build a regional community, panelists at Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc.'s Future of Asia conference said Wednesday.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Bilateral free trade agreements between nations in East Asia are helping to build a regional community, panelists at Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc.'s Future of Asia conference said Wednesday.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Thai Commerce Minister Thanong Bidaya said Thursday that Southeast Asian countries will have to adjust their policies to cope with the increasing roles played by China, India and Russia in the global economy.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Prominent corporate leaders in Asia told an international forum on Thursday that their businesses with the four emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China, collectively known as BRICs, will sharply expand in the coming years.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Japan and China should try to resolve issues hampering their relationship through dialogue, according to participants in a panel discussion held Thursday as part of Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc.'s Future of Asia international conference.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Highlighting rising concerns over North Korea's nuclear weapons program, a panel discussion held Thursday as part of Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc.'s Future of Asia forum focused on the soured Sino-Japanese relations that some fear could have an adverse impact on the nuclear negotiations.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--South Korea is willing to play the role of facilitator in Northeast Asia by brokering a three-way summit among Japan, China and South Korea, South Korean Unification Minister Chung Dong-young said Thursday.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--That the idea of an Asian Community is no longer a distant dream but a realistic objective has been highlighted by the way the region's political and business leaders spoke about the subject at an international conference in Tokyo this week.
Deepening economic cooperation in the region and improvement of the Japan-China relationship are necessary to chart a course to an Asian Community. This was highlighted by the way the region's political and business leaders spoke about the subject at an international conference in Tokyo last week.
Discussions at the Future of Asia conference last week dealt with current issues, such as Japan-China history, the situation on the Korean Peninsula and economic integration in the East Asia region.
Tension between Japan and China is escalating in the wake of the sudden decision by Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi to cancel her meeting with Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi slated to be held in Tokyo on May 23.
To realize an East Asian Community, Asia has to find its own path, different to that of the European Union or the North American Free Trade Agreement, participants in the Future of Asia forum said last week.
East Asia's growing economic integration is no longer entirely the result of energetic business intercourse by the region's private sector. Instead, there is sprouting awareness among Asia's political leaders that countries should be deliberately seeking closer regional integration. This change was highlighted at this year's Future of Asia conference held in Tokyo in late May.
Titles of speakers, names of companies, etc., were correct as of the time when the forum was held.