China's premier to visit tsunami-hit area in Japan
China says Premier Wen Jiabao will visit the
devastated area of Fukushima when he travels to Japan this weekend
to show his country's support for reconstruction efforts after the
twin earthquake and tsunami disasters.
Assistant Foreign Minister Hu Zhengyue told reporters at a
briefing in Beijing on Wednesday that Wen himself decided to make
the visit and that it was meant to show Chinese concern for those
affected and a commitment to helping support the area's
While in Japan, Wen will also take part in a trilateral meeting
with leaders of Japan and South Korea.