BloombergJapan and China yesterday held their first high-level economic dialogue in almost eight years against a backdrop of trade threats from the US. Japan asked China to ensure fair and free transfers of technology and exchanges of intellectual property, Kono told reporters after the meeting with Wang. Japan also made requests of China regarding steel overproduction, Kono said, but denied an earlier report from Kyodo News that China had asked for Japan’s help on US steel tariffs, which have been imposed on both Japan and China. 1 trading partner for most nations in Asia, even those that have military alliances with the US, like South Korea, Japan and Australia. That being said, the US is still a more important overall economic partner for many in Asia.
Source: Taipei Times April 16, 2018 15:56 UTC