Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Japanese Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Mori Saturday in Beijing.
China-Japan relations have returned to a normal track due to frequent interactions between the two count
ries’ leaders last year, Wang said, noting that “positive energy should be injected continuously” to maintain the hard-won momentum.
Calling 2019 a vital year for both China and Japan, Wang said China was ready to work wit
h Japan to promote the healthy and smoothy development of bilateral relations along the right track.
“Stable relations are also helpful for the two countries to coordinate and cooperat
e in international and regional issues as China and Japan are neighbors and major global economies,” he added.
Mori, who is in Beijing to attend a regular China-Japan diplomatic consultation and a sec
urity dialogue on Friday, said Japan “treasures the improving and developing momentum of its relationship with China.”
The Japanese side is willing to make efforts for further development of bilateral ties and for regional peace and stability, he said.
Digital transferring platforms run by China’s leading internet companies weathered mounting pressure from online transactions during the Chinese New Year c
elebrations with peak transfers reaching as high as 44,000 deals per second, domestic media reported on Tuesday.
As of late Monday, “red envelopes” worth 3.5 billion yuan was transacted through social media payment systems, according to Chinese media reports.
Sending “red envelops” stuffed with money through online payment tools to relative
s, co-workers and friends has become a new defining item for billions of Chinese during the Spring Festival.
The record occurred three seconds past midnight – the New Year’s Eve leading up to the Year
of Pig, Nets Union Clearing Corporation (NUCC) said, according to a report by chinanews.com on Tuesday.
The NUCC was founded by 45 shareholders, including 38 payment institutions, to en
sure effective regulation and transaction security. The People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank, is the largest shareholder.