China Plans to Expand its Cooperation with Japan in Green Economy

Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday called for closer cooperation with Japan in developing the green economy.

During a meeting with a delegation of Japanese entrepreneurs Federation led by its president Hiromasa Yonekura and honorable president Fujio Mitarai, Li Keqiang said that Japan has advanced technologies in the fields of green energy, the environmental protection and recycling, he called on both countries to exploit the potential of the green economy.

Li Keqiang has urged both countries to adopt a long-term relation to cement political trust, expand win-win cooperation and cultural exchanges, to establish a solid basis for the development of Sino-Japanese relations.

Achieving sustainable development is a common mission for all countries of the world, noted the deputy prime minister, adding that China viewed the construction of a resource-efficient and environmentally friendly society as a central process of economic growth mode.

Hiromasa Yonekura said the Japanese side hopes to strengthen exchanges with China, to encourage further progress in cooperation between companies.

The delegation is in Beijing to attend the China-Japan Green Expo 2011, taking place in Beijing from 1 to 3 June and attracted 50 companies from both countries came to exhibit their new energy technologies in recycling, battery and other equipment.