A delegation of Japanese business leaders on an annual visit to China has told Chinese Premier Li Keqiang they want Beijing to settle its trade dispute with the US.
A group from the Japan-China Economic Association met Li in Beijing on Wednesday. Association head Shoji Muneoka said he hopes the world's two largest economies will hold negotiations to resolve their dispute.
Li responded that China will talk with the US to find a solution. The Japanese and Chinese sides also said they want stronger economic ties between their countries.
Japan-China Economic Association Chairman Shoji Muneoka said, "Japan and China will work together in new fields and we hope to maintain a cooperative stance going forward."
The delegation and Li also stressed the importance of free trade to global economic growth.