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Memorial hall reflects on Japan's aggression

Updated: 2014-01-21 07:58
By Zhou Wa in Beijing and Zhou Huiying in Harbin ( China Daily)

By unveiling a memorial hall on Sunday to a Korean national hero who shot to death a key Japanese figure during Japanese occupation in the early 1900s, China and South Korea are urging Japan to face up to its militarist history, observers said.

China's Foreign Ministry on Monday rejected Tokyo's protest against the opening of the hall.

Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Japanese leaders' recent statements and actions about the country's imperialist past have angered Japan's neighbors. Tokyo must correct its misguided historical attitude and gain the trust of its neighbors and the international community, he said.

Memorial hall reflects on Japan's aggression