Q: Japanese Former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda said in a speech he delivered in Tokyo that he met Chinese leaders during his visit to China not too long ago, that both sides share the sense of crisis over bilateral ties, and China expressed willingness to improve ties with Japan. Fukuda also expressed the need for Japanese and Chinese leaders to meet on the sidelines of this year's Asia-Pacific Economic Forum Economic Leaders' Meeting. What is China's comment on this?
A: Our position on improving and developing China-Japan relations is consistent, clear and subject to no change. The Japanese side knows that well. They should face up to the reality, show sincerity, and take concrete actions to remove the political obstacles that are holding back bilateral ties.