Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are expected meet this evening for talks after the trilateral summit in Seoul.
Staff are busy setting up the conference room in the Shilla Hotel, where the Chinese delegation is staying.
Yuki Tatsumi, senior associate of the East Asia Programme at the Stimson Centre in Washington, said the leaders’ meeting was unlikely to produce any significant agreement.
Abe and China’s president, Xi Jinping, met at least year’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Beijing, Tatsumi added.
“China wants to focus on the East China Sea” but Japan would like to broaden the agenda to include Beijing’s actions in the South China “The focus of the discussion will be tension-reduction, [and] managing the risk of miscalculation.”
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