Meanwhile, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi is opposed to Japan's protectionism and unilateralism.
China's foreign ministry said Tuesday that, he made related remarks during his face-to-face with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono,… on the sidelines of the Seoul-Beijing-Tokyo foreign ministers' meeting.
But the ministry did not comment on whether Wang expressed thoughts specifically on the Seoul-Tokyo trade row.
Kono responded by reaffirming Japan's stance.
During his meeting with South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-hwa on the same day, Wang Yi said that three-way cooperation is important and that China is willing to help resolve the issue.