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Japanese leaders' actions spark concern
Latest Updated by 2005-05-25 08:38:45

The extremely wrong remarks the Japanese leaders repeatedly made recently on visiting the Yasukuni Shrine, in defiance of the appeal of the international community and the feelings of people in countries invaded by Japan during World War II, have aroused concern about whether Japan really wants to seek peaceful development, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said in Beijing Tuesday (May 24).

Many people of insight in Japan are also worried about the current China-Japan relations and the cause of tensions in the relations, spokesman Kong Quan said at a regular press conference.

"China hopes Japanese leaders could take seriously the feelings of the Asian countries that fell victims of Japanese militarists, really express their remorse for the historical tragedy and put what they have promised into practice," Kong said.

China attaches great importance to its relationship with Japan and has made unremitting efforts to improve and push forward the relations, which is fully reflected by Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi's recent visit to Japan, said the spokesman.

For the implementation of the consensus reached between top leaders of the two countries, Vice Premier Wu Yi, though very busy for her official duties, visited Japan in the past week, which enabled her to contact with Japanese people from various social strata and departments at different levels.

Although the visit did not last long, the vice premier had face-to-face contacts with an unprecedented number of personages in Japan, said Kong.

"Wu was deeply impressed by the will of the Japanese people to develop friendly relations with the Chinese people. She also expressed the strong wishes of the Chinese government and people to develop friendly relations with Japan from generation to generation on a healthy and stable basis," he said.

The vice premier also attended the celebration to mark the opening of the Chinese pavilion at the site of the Expo 2005 Aichi.In one of her speeches on the future of Asia, Wu made a comprehensive exposition of China's stand on developing relations with Japan, and talked much about China's principles and stance for further trade and economic relations that benefit both countries.

"However, during Vice Premier Wu's stay in Japan, Japanese leaders have repeatedly made remarks on visiting the Yasukuni Shrine that go against China-Japan relations, and China is extremely dissatisfied with it," spokesman Kong said.

The Yasukuni Shrine honors Japan's war dead, including 14 Class-A war criminals responsible for Japan's aggression before and during World War II.

Referring to a 92-year-old Japanese veteran who has just visited China to repent his sins during Japan's aggression against China in the 1940s, Kong asked "Why couldn't Japanese leaders do similar things, and why couldn't they face up to history and take responsibility for it?"

Nevertheless, he said, the negotiation between China and Japan on oil and gas exploration in the East China Sea will be held as scheduled.

"China sincerely hopes the two sides would work together to implement the five-point proposal on developing China-Japan relations Chinese President Hu Jintao put forward during a meetingwith Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi Junichiro in Jakarta last month, and to bring China-Japan relations to the road of healthy and stable development," he said. 

Editor: Yan
 

By: Source:China View website
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