Beijing urged Tokyo to “properly” manage their differences in the first phone conversation between Chinese President Xi Jinping and new Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, with the two leaders agreeing to keep ties stable.Kishida said maintaining stable bilateral relations was important for the region and the international community, but Japan would “say what needs to be said” regarding China’s perceived shortcomings in upholding human rights and the rule of law, according to a Japanese…

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