China has said it is committed to peace in the region and reducing hostilities in the East China Sea following high-level talks with Japan. Both nations say they want better and more stable relations.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi conducted a joint press conference following a day of talks in Tokyo. It is the first time a senior Chinese official has visited Japan since the accession of PM Yoshihide Suga in September.

Conflicting interests over the sovereignty of the East China Sea was supposedly high on the agenda following reports that a Chinese vessel had entered contested waters around the Pinnacle Islands, which both nations claim. (RT)