Japan, China Leaders Set To Meet At Summit

NHK public TV reported that final arrangements are being made for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of an Asia-Africa summit in Indonesia on Wednesday, in the latest sign of a thaw in troubled ties. Relations between the world's second and third biggest economies have chilled in recent years due to feuds over Japan's war-time past, bitter memories of which linger in China, as well as territorial rows and regional rivalry. A meeting between the two leaders could promote a cautious rapprochement that began when Abe and Xi met at a summit late last year.