Japan and China hold bilateral talks
NBC News — Chinese and Japanese leaders held talks sunday as an important anniversary approaches for the two nations. Chinese President Hu Jintao met with visiting Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda in Beijing.
Both leaders expressed an interest in enhancing mutual understanding and strengthening bilateral relations. However, much of the focus was on the recent death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and how to build stability in the region. Next year, Japan and China will mark the 40th anniversary of the normalization of their diplomatic ties.