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Chinese press hails Japan visit
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Chinese papers see a major opportunity for melting the ice in Sino-Japanese relations in Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao's visit to Japan.

Some papers point out that differences do remain and still need to be resolved for progress to be made, but all are optimistic of real results.

Two papers see better relations as beneficial in the wider context of northeast Asia.

ZHANG TUOSHENG WRITING IN CHINA DAILY

Numerous differences remain on how to build strategic mutual trust... It is vital to both countries to seize this opportunity to propel bilateral relations into a new mutually beneficial era... We expect the visit to be a total success.

GAO HONG WRITING IN RENMIN RIBAO

More sincerity is needed from the Japanese government and more "heat" is needed from the government and people of Japan before the results of "ice-melting" can be expanded... It is hoped that Japan can understand the sincere sentiments of the Chinese government and people.

CCTV HOST SUN BAOYIN IN SINA

I think this visit will bring some real results... I feel that the resumption of high-level visits itself is a very big thing... My own understanding is that Sino-Japanese relations are developing in a pragmatic direction.

PROF LIU JIANGYONG IN SINA

I think China and Japan will gradually form a consensus. China will recognize that Japan is taking the road of peaceful development after the war... Japan will also recognize that China is developing peacefully and that China's development is not a threat to Japan but a very good opportunity for cooperation.

EDITORIAL IN XIN JING BAO

China, Japan and South Korea must take the development of north-east Asia as the most fundamental and most important mission and bring about mutual benefits and a win-win outcome for northeast Asian countries.

EDITORIAL IN ERSHIYI SHIJI JINGJI BAODAO

After obstacles have been overcome, the development of relations between the three countries of north-east Asia, including the building of a "strategic mutually beneficial relationship" between China and Japan, will create new space for cooperation and exchanges that will melt the "ice" that formed in the past.

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