China is expecting a formal written apology from Japan, apologizing to beijing for the actions of the Japanese Imperial army in China during world war II.
China also wants japan to commit to a three no's policy.that means pledging not to support two Chinas, Taiwan independence, and Taiwanese membership in international organizations made up of sovereign states.
It will be the first formal visit ever by a Chinese head of state to Japan.The trip marks the completion of an effort by China, Japan, and the USA, to establish regular visits among their top leaders. All 3 countries believe that regular exchanges at the highest level will help to stabilize the Beijing Washington-Tokyo nexus.
One irritant for China is theatre missile defense, a controversial expensive system under development which aims to bring down ballistic missiles in flight. China and Japan see the future of Asian security in different ways. The most profound difference is over the legitimacy of China's use of force against Taiwan. the Jiang-Obuchi summit will not reconcile those differences, but hopefully will create a new atmosphere in which Tokyo and Beijing can put the hostile past behind them and look ahead to the future.
Jiang Zemin-President of China
Keizo Obuchi-Prime Minister of Japan
11-25-98 Zemin arrives in Japan
11-26-98 Zemin meets with Obuchi
11-30-98 Zemin leaves Japan