Beijing, March 8: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday accused the Japanese government of "double dealing", saying that there is a little ground for optimism in bilateral relations despite signs of improvement.
On one hand, Japan says all the nice things about wanting to improve the relations and on the other hand, it is making troubles for China at every turn, Xinhua news agency quoted Wang Yi as saying.
"This is what I would call a typical case of double dealing," Wang said.
"Thanks to the efforts of wise people on both sides, there are signs of improvement in the China-Japan relations, but there is little ground for optimism," he said.
"Of course, we want to see the China-Japan relations truly improving, but as a saying goes, to cure diseases, you have to address underlying problems," the foreign minister said.
For the China-Japan relations, the underlying problem is that the Japanese politicians in power have wrong perceptions about China, Wang said.
The Japanese side should give a serious thought on whether to view the growing China as a friend or a foe, as a partner or an adversary, he added.