http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-...re-for-wen-kan-talks-during-hanoi-summit.html China said Japan ruined the atmosphere for talks between Premier Wen Jiabao and Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan during a summit in Hanoi, adding that the leaders held three-way discussions with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak. Japan made statements to the media that were â€œuntrueâ€ after a meeting between the Chinese and Japanese foreign ministers in Hanoi yesterday, Chinaâ€™s state run Xinhua News Agency reported. Japanâ€™s actions violated â€œChinaâ€™s sovereignty and territorial integrity,â€ Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Hu Zhengyue said yesterday, according to Xinhua. Relations between Asiaâ€™s two largest economies soured last month after a ship collision in disputed waters reportedly prompted China to cut exports of rare earth minerals used to make hybrid car engines, missiles and radar. Wen and Kan are in Hanoi to attend the East Asia summit that includes leaders from the U.S., Russia and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian nations. They met in Brussels at an Asia-Europe summit on Oct. 4 and pledged to mend ties frayed by a spat over uninhabited islands in an area of the East China Sea that contains undersea oil and gas reserves. Japan arrested the Chinese captain of a fishing boat after it collided with coast guard vessels on Sept. 7, near the islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, releasing him 17 days later. Report Dismissed China yesterday dismissed a report that it agreed to resume talks with Japan on exploration for oil and gas in the East China sea, Xinhua reported. Japanâ€™s statements about the content of talks between the two countriesâ€™ foreign ministers soured the atmosphere for a possible meeting of Chinese and Japanese leaders in Hanoi, Hu said yesterday. In yesterdayâ€™s meeting with Japan and South Korea, Wen proposed that the countries by 2012 complete their joint study on creating a free-trade area and step up cooperation in science and technology, Xinhua reported today. Wen said good relations between China, Japan and South Korea are an important part of cooperation in East Asia, as well as peace in Northeast Asia and the world, and their ties must be handled â€œfrom a strategic perspective,â€ Xinhua said.