This year is the 40th anniversary of the China-Japan Treaty of Peace and Friendship. To mark the occasion, China's Premier Li Keqiang and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe exchanged congratulatory messages on Sunday in which they expressed the desire to develop a long-term, healthy, and stable relationship between the two countries. This follows the publishing of an article written by Premier Li in the Asahi Shimbun newspaper in May, called "Let the Cause of Peace and Friendship between China and Japan Set Sail Again." In it, he wrote "China and Japan are important neighbors. There are dozens of direct flights between Beijing and Tokyo each day, and it takes just a little over three hours to fly between the two cities. We have walked a long way in recent years towards improving and developing China-Japan ties."
In 1898, Russian writer Anton Chekhov created an image of Belikov, a character who follows the old-fashioned, anti-historical trend in the novel "The Man in the Case". More than a hundred years have passed since its publication, it seems that a "Man in the Case" is leading the world's most powerful country.
Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai has said here that China will continue to open its doors to the global community.
The Nepali government on Monday said that Nepal's foreign relation has entered a new era in the past five months after the formation of new government under the leadership of K.P. Sharma Oli in February.