BEIJING, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- China expressed a strong protest and condemnation regarding Japanese cabinet members' visit to the Yasukuni Shrine on Thursday.
Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin summoned Japanese ambassador to China Masato Kitera and lodged solemn representations over the issue, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said.
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