China commemorates Korean hero against Japanese colonization
                 English.news.cn | 2014-01-19 14:29:54 | Editor: Shen Qing

HARBIN, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- A memorial hall opened Sunday afternoon in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, to commemorate a Korean patriot who killed a top Japanese official a century ago.

Ahn Jung Geun shot dead Hirobumi Ito, who had served as the prime minister of Japan for four times before becoming the de facto ruler of Korea in 1905, at Harbin railway station on Oct. 26, 1909.

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HARBIN, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- The memorial to Korean freedom fighter Ahn Jung Geun, provides people with the details of the man's bravery against Japanese aggression at the beginning of last century.

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HARBIN, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- A memorial opened on Sunday in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, to commemorate a Korean patriot who killed a top Japanese official over a century ago.

Ahn Jung Geun shot dead Hirobumi Ito, who had served as the prime minister of Japan four times before becoming resident-general of Korea in 1905, at Harbin railway station on Oct. 26, 1909. He was arrested at the scene of shooting and secretly executed in March 1910 by Japanese forces. Full story

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HARBIN, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- A memorial opened on Sunday in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, to a Korean patriot who killed a top Japanese official over a century ago.

Ahn Jung Geun shot dead Hirobumi Ito, who had served as the prime minister of Japan four times before becoming resident-general of Korea in 1905, at Harbin railway station on Oct. 26, 1909. Full story

Abe's conduct goes against his dialogue request

BEIJING, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's willingness to seek dialogue with China and the Republic of Korea (ROK) went against his act of visiting a controversial war-linked shrine and raising defense spending, Chinese experts have said.

Last month, Abe visited the controversial Yasukuni Shrine that honors Japan's war dead, including 14 class-A war criminals of WWII. Full story

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BEIJING, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- China on Monday warned against any provocative action and escalation by Japan on the Diaoyu Islands issue in response to a reported plan by Japan to claim the islands in a guideline for creating school textbooks.

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MOSCOW, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the Yasukuni Shrine and his government's provocative policies towards neighboring countries are leading Japan in a very dangerous direction, Chinese Ambassador to Russia Li Hui said Friday.

In an article published by Russia's Interfax news agency, Li strongly condemned Abe's Dec. 26 visit to the shrine, which honors Japan's war dead, including 14 convicted class-A World War II war criminals. Full story

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EDINBURGH, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine sent out a signal that should worry the world, said a Chinese envoy on a local Scottish newspaper on Friday.

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Abe's war shrine visit mirrors unrepentant view of Japan's wartime aggression: Chinese ambassador

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent homage at a controversial war-linked shrine mirrors the unrepentant view of Japan's wartime aggression and undermines his stated aim to increase Japan's engagement in safeguarding world peace, Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai said Thursday.

In an opinion piece published on The Washington Post website, Cui said the dispute over Abe's visit to the Yasukuni Shrine is about more than symbolism because it reveals his real intention for Japan's future and casts doubt upon his willingness to build an atmosphere of trust, respect and equality in East Asia. Full story

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"As seen in the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent visit to the Yasukuni Shrine, the history-revisionist attitude of Japan's political leadership brought isolation upon itself and served as a big stumbling block to peace and cooperation in Northeast Asia," Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se said in his New Year's message on Thursday. Full story

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BEIJING, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Four days after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, disappointment and condemnation over his reckless move are still mounting.

Singapore on Sunday expressed its regrets over Abe's visit, fearing that his act "is likely to evoke further negative feelings and reactions in the region." Full story

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