Hu and Nakasone discuss bilateral relations between China and Japan, with both sides expressing a high degree of optimism about the relationship.
November 9, 1986
Cable No. 3752, Ambassador Nakae to the Foreign Minister, 'The Prime Minister’s Visit to China (Meeting with General Secretary Hu - Domestic Issues)'
Number [blacked out]
Primary: Asia and China
Sent: China, November 9, 1986 [blacked out]
Received: MOFA, November 9, 1986 [blacked out]
To: The Foreign Minister
From: Ambassador Nakae
The Prime Minister’s Visit to China (Meeting with General Secretary Hu - Domestic Issues)
No. 3752 Secret Top Urgent [blacked out]
In the meeting between Prime Minister Nakasone and General Secretary Hu, General Secretary Hu said the following in regard to Chinese domestic issues.
Domestic development is in a good situation overall. In politics, things are stable and united. Elsewhere, people are saying this and that, but it is nothing more than rumor.
The economy’s growth rate this year may not reach 8 percent. It is not an ideal situation, but this is due to being late in the first half of the year in discovering some problems. Next year, if no mistakes are made, will probably be better than this year.
Relayed to [Consulates in] Shanghai, Guangzhou (End)
Ambassador Nakae reports Hu Yaobang's brief comments on China's political and economic situation.
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