China lodges representation over Japanese PM's ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine
Updated 17:26, 21-Apr-2023

China's Foreign Ministry said it resolutely opposes Japan's negative moves regarding the Yasukuni Shrine and has lodged representation with it over Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's ritual offering to the notorious Yasukuni Shrine.

"We urge the Japanese side to earnestly own up to its statements and commitments on facing squarely and reflecting on its history of aggression, make a clean break with militarism and win the trust of its Asian neighbors and the larger international community through concrete actions," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin told a daily press briefing on Friday.

The notorious Yasukuni Shrine honors 14 convicted Class-A Japanese war criminals from World War II and is deemed by neighboring countries as a symbol of Japan's past militarism.

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