BEIJING, March 8 (Bernama) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday that Japan should earnestly implement the political understanding that "China and Japan see each other as partners, and not as threats," China's Xinhua news agency reported.
''China is willing to work with Japan to restore the relationship to good health and steady growth, as long as Japan does not prevaricate, flip-flop or back pedal and instead accepts and welcomes China's development," he told a press conference on the sidelines of the National People's Congress.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the signing of the China-Japan Treaty of Peace and Friendship.
"Never forget why you started it. You can accomplish the mission. At this important juncture, we urge Japan to have political credibility and act accordingly to cement the political foundation of its relations with China," Wang said.