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Seoul slams Abe's shrine visit

Updated: 2013-12-31 07:08
By Zhou Wa in Beijing and Zhang Qing from Xinhua in Seoul ( China Daily)

National Assembly resolution cites negative impact on ties with Japan

A resolution passed in Seoul has condemned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the Yasukuni shrine, which honors the country's World War II war criminals, calling it a "diplomatic challenge", local media reported on Monday.

In view of the anger felt by the people of South Korea and the country's pragmatic national interests, Seoul is now joining hands with Beijing and others to criticize Japan for trying to change the post war status quo and threaten the situation in Northeast Asia, observers said.

Seoul slams Abe's shrine visit