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U. N. Secretary Kafi Annan requests a meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi and Chinese President Hu. Chinese demonstrators in cities such as Shanghai and Beijing. History of Relationship. 1895 - Japan wins Sino-Japanese War.

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U. N. Secretary Kafi Annan requests a meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi and Chinese President Hu

History of relationship
History of Relationship

1895- Japan wins Sino-Japanese War

1931 - Japan carries out a coup against the Chinese in Shenyang (Mukden) known as the "Mukden Incident" on September 18.

1937 - Japan invades mainland China from its foothold in Manchuria and in December takes Nanjing.

1945 - Japan surrenders and removes troops from China

History cont d

1972 - Tokyo and Beijing establish diplomatic relations. Japan says it understands and respects China's position on Taiwan, which it regards as a renegade province.

1985 - Prime Minister Nakasone visits Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine sparking anti-Japanese protests in China.

1995 - Fifty years after World War II ended, Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama makes Japan's most widely recognized apology for starting a conflict that killed up to 20 million people.

History cont d1

1998 - Beijing and Tokyo fail to close the book on their bitter past during Chinese President Jiang's November visit Japan expressed only "deep remorse", rather than the written war apology sought by China, and Tokyo stood firm against Beijing's demand for a clearer statement that Japan would not support Taiwan independence.

2001 - Sino-Japanese ties sour after newly-elected Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi visited the Yasukuni Shrine.

Reason for current protest
Reason for Current Protest

Angry about new Japanese history books that ignore war crimes of World War II

Opposition to Japan’s attempt to gain permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council

The Taiwan Issue

East China Sea Disputes

Visits by Japanese prime ministers to the Yasukuni shrine

Japanese Court’s rejection of lawsuit filed by Chinese surivors of WWII attrocities

Chinese opposition
Chinese Opposition

China feels Japan is trying “to buy” a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council

Many Chinese feel that Japan’s history of invasions should exclude Japan from a Security Council

Taiwan issue
Taiwan Issue

China is dissatisfied over recent “negative tendancies” in Japan’s policy concerning Taiwan, and is especially concerned with deepening the Japan-Taiwan ties in security

Chinese are requesting a more concrete display against “Taiwan Independence” and for “One China”

East china sea dispute
East China Sea Dispute

China and Japan have always had disputes on Islands and boundary demarcations in the East China Sea

Last Wednesday, The Japanese government initiated procedures to grant Japanese firms the right to conduct test drilling for potential gas and oil fields to the east of the so called "demarcation line" in the East China Sea

Economic ties
Economic Ties

Both Japanese and Chinese officials are concerned of the economic consequences of the recent slump in relations

China is Japan's biggest trading partner

Trade between China and Japan last year was worth about $167 billion

Japan has invested in more than 20,000 projects in China with total actual investment of more than $32 billion

Japans stance
Japans’ Stance

Japanese Officials have stated the country stands in favor of “One China” policy and is against any “One China, One Taiwan” or “Taiwan Independence” policy

Believe that they have already apologized for war crimes and are now demanded an apology from China for damage done during the protests

In Tokyo, Koizumi indicated Tokyo might take a less confrontational stance if he is to meet Hu in Indonesia