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China's premier to visit tsunami-hit area in Japan

China's premier to visit tsunami-hit area in Japan

China says Premier Wen Jiabao will visit the devastated area of Fukushima when he travels to Japan this weekend to show his country's support for reconstruction efforts after the twin earthquake and tsunami disasters.
Assistant Foreign Minister Hu Zhengyue told reporters at a briefing in Beijing on Wednesday that Wen himself decided to make the visit and that it was meant to show Chinese concern for those affected and a commitment to helping support the area's reconstruction.
While in Japan, Wen will also take part in a trilateral meeting with leaders of Japan and South Korea.