China and Japan have agreed to share a set of data and information that will be used to combat corruption, a Chinese foreign ministry official said on Friday.
The agreement will give authorities more flexibility in fighting corruption, which has plagued the world’s second-largest economy for decades.
The Japanese government had said it was looking at sharing data to fight corruption, but did not elaborate.
The government said it would take up the issue at the upcoming session of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which will be held in Laos next week.
Al Jazeera’s Hyeon Soo reports from Bangkok.