BEIJING, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- China hopes Japan will keep its promise and properly deal with Taiwan-related issues so as to safeguard the political foundation for the healthy development of China-Japan relations, a spokesperson said Wednesday.
Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, made the remarks at a press conference.
The Japanese side has affirmed many times that it will continue to abide by the spirit of the four political documents between China and Japan, Ma said.
The four documents refer to the 1972 Sino-Japanese Joint Statement, the 1978 China-Japan Treaty of Peace and Friendship, the 1998 China-Japan Joint Declaration, and the 2008 joint statement on advancing strategic and mutually beneficial relations.
During Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official visit to China last week, he reiterated Japan's stance toward Taiwan, which had been made clear in the 1972 Sino-Japanese Joint Statement.