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9/16, 10:07 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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China hopes Japan will refrain from Taiwan ties

Spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Wang Wenbin, expressed on Wednesday Beijing's hopes that Japan will refrain from developing diplomatic relations with Taiwan under new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

Wang also stressed China hoped for strengthening cooperation with Tokyo as agreed back in December.

Earlier in the day, Japan's Parliament named former Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga the new head of the government following Shinzo Abe's resignation over health issues.

Breaking the News / JR