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Japan ought to make clear break with militarism: spokesperson

BEIJING, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) — China has made critical representations and made clear its solemn place in opposition to Japanese politicians’ destructive strikes associated to the Yasukuni Shrine, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson stated on Tuesday.

Spokesperson Wang Wenbin made the remarks at a press briefing in response to media reviews that Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida despatched a ritual providing to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine on Tuesday, whereas one among Kishida’s cupboard members, financial safety minister Sanae Takaichi, paid a go to to the shrine.

Today marks the 78th anniversary of Japan’s acceptance of the Potsdam Proclamation and its unconditional give up, Wang stated, mentioning that the Chinese folks, along with the folks of the world, defeated the Japanese militarist aggressors and fascism.

It was an amazing victory of justice over evil, of sunshine over darkness, and of progress over response, which can ceaselessly be enshrined within the historical past of the Chinese nation and the historical past of the human pursuit of justice, Wang stated.

Noting that the Yasukuni Shrine is a religious instrument and image of the Japanese militarists’ battle of aggression, and honors Class-A battle criminals of World War II, Wang identified that the Japanese politicians’ destructive strikes as soon as once more replicate Japan’s flawed angle towards historic points.

“China has lodged solemn representations with Japan and made clear its solemn position,” Wang stated.

Facing as much as and deeply reflecting on historical past is an important prerequisite for Japan to revive and develop regular relations with its Asian neighbors after World War II, Wang stated, including that China urges Japan to attract classes from historical past, adhere to the street of peaceable improvement, and make a clear break with militarism by means of concrete actions to keep away from additional shedding the belief of its Asian neighbors and the worldwide neighborhood.