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Chinese Premier to Visit Japan

October 28, 1997

BEIJING (AP) _ Chinese Premier Li Peng will visit Japan next month for meetings with the Japanese emperor and prime minister to promote better relations, China’s Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the normalization of ties between the two countries. China has lingering concern over a new Japanese security treaty with the United States which Beijing fears could interfere with its claim on Taiwan.

During his Nov. 11-16 visit, Li will meet Japanese Emperor Akihito, talk with Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto, and visit Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Nara, the ministry said.

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