Joint Communiqué of the Government of Japan and the Government of the People's Republic of China

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Joint Communiqué of PRC and Japan
Joint Communiqué of the Government of Japan and the Government of the People's Republic of China
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 中華人民共和國政府與日本政府的聯合聲明
Simplified Chinese 中华人民共和国政府与日本政府的联合声明
Japanese name
Kanji 日本国政府と中華人民共和国政府の共同声明
Kana にほんこくせいふと ちゅうかじんみんきょうわこくせいふの きょうどうせいめい

The Joint Communiqué of the Government of Japan and the Government of the People's Republic of China was signed in Beijing on September 29, 1972. This established diplomatic relations between Japan and the People's Republic of China and resulted in the severing of official relations between Japan and the Republic of China (Taipei/Taiwan). Specifically, the treaty ended the "abnormal relations between Japan and China", recognized the People's Republic of China as the "sole government of China" and renounced any claim for war reparations from World War II. It firmly maintains its stand under Article 8 of the Potsdam Declaration.

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