TOKYO : A Chinese Visitor

Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Jiang Zemin is due to arrive in Japan on Sunday for a five-day visit expected to reflect the growing importance that Beijing attaches to its relatively warm ties with Tokyo. Jiang is to meet Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa, Emperor Akihito, and leaders of Japan's influential Federation of Economic Organizations.

Beijing sees Sino-Japanese diplomatic relations--established 20 years ago--as particularly important with Sino-U.S. relations seriously strained. It hopes the visit will attact more Japanese investment, and that Emperor Akihito will give a further boost to bilateral ties by visiting Beijing this fall.

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