China, Japan, S Korea hold first FM talks for 3 years

March 21, 2015 5:01 AM

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SEOUL - The foreign ministers of South Korea, China and Japan gathered in Seoul on Saturday for their first meeting in nearly three years, aimed at calming regional tensions rooted in territorial and other diplomatic disputes.

The three countries have strong economic ties but overall relations have long been tainted by unresolved historical issues dating back to Japan's colonisation of the Korean peninsula and occupation of parts of China before and during World War II.

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