BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhuanet) -- UNESCO has turned down China's application to list the documentation of wartime sex slaves by Japanese soldiers on the Memory of the World Program. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday it was studying its proposal for a joint application with other nations.
"Earlier, UNESCO gave its feedback on China's application to list the documentation of sex slaves by Japanese soldiers during World War II on the Memory of the World Program. It said that apart from China, other countries are also victims in this issue. So based on regulations of the International Advisory Committee of the Memory of the World Program, UNESCO encouraged relevant countries to apply together. It said it would review this at the next meeting in 2017. China will seriously consider and study this feedback," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying.