Date
17 October 2017

China slams Japan for failing to confront history, report says

The worsening relationship between China and Japan is to be blamed on Tokyo’s failure to recognize and confront history, especially its denial of invasion during the war, Phoenix TV cited Fu Ying, chairwoman of the foreign affairs committee of China’s National People’s Congress, as saying. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference that was held from Friday to Sunday, Fu said Japan has failed to acknowledge history and that it will be hard for the country to make contributions to Asia unless its leaders face up to the truth of World War II candidly. China has to respond resolutely when facing provocation, the official was quoted as saying. Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said later that his nation may have made some mistakes during its colonial rule in Asia during the war, but since then has been pursuing a path of peace, the report said.

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