7 February 2010, Beijing
Your Excellency Mr. Taizo Nishimura, Chair of the Japanese side,
Committee members from China and Japan,
We, members of the fifth China-Japan Friendship Committee for the 21st Century, gather in Beijing today for its first meeting. On behalf of Committee members from the Chinese side, I wish to extend a warm welcome to Mr. Taizo Nishimura and fellow members from Japan and express heartfelt thanks to the governments of China and Japan for their great care and support for this Committee.