China, Japan and South Korea to hold talks

  • The foreign minister’s of Japan, China and South Korea are meeting in Seoul to hold their first talks in three years to find ways to ease regional tensions on territorial and diplomatic disputes. According to media reports, the three countries share good economic relations but there are still many unresolved issues pertaining to Japan’s action in World War 2. The foreign ministers had also met in April 2012 for their sixth annual trilateral meeting but it was cancelled as China and South Korea were not happy with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to a shrine honoring Japanese who died in World War 2. Welcoming the meeting, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said he was hopeful the ministers would be able to look forward in the future.