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China, Japan Hold the 12th Security Dialogue

On January 20, 2011, the 12th China-Japan Security Dialogue was held in Beijing. This dialogue was attended by Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Hu Zhengyue and Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Koro Bessho, among other diplomats and defense officials.

Both sides had an in-depth, frank exchange of views on the international and regional security situation and their own defense policies.

The Chinese side elaborated its peaceful development concept and China-Japan friendship policies, emphasizing its development will continue to create opportunities for other countries to expand cooperation and achieve common development. China's development will also contribute to peace, stability and prosperity in Asia and the world at large.

The Japanese side noted it will continue its path of peaceful development and follow its current constitution and the policy of exclusive defense. Japan considers China as a partner and will not make its security policies target China as a rival or hurt China's interests.

The two sides recognized their extensive shared interests in security areas and agreed to strengthen communication and cooperation in security issues to push for sound, steady development of their strategic, mutually beneficial relationship.

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