|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Qin Gang's Reponse to the Death of Former Chairman Ikuo Hirayama of the Japan-China Friendship Association|
Q: Mr. Ikuo Hirayama, former Chairman of the Japan-China Friendship Association, passed away on December 2. What's China's comment on that?
A: Mr. Ikuo Hirayama, an old friend of the Chinese people, dedicated his life-time to China-Japan friendship, and made important contributions to advancing friendly exchanges and cooperation between the two countries. We deeply regret the untimely passing away of Mr. Hirayama and offer our deep condolences.