Tuesday, April 28, 2015   

China, Japan spar over shrine visit
(01-30 12:34)

China and Japan have accused each other of threatening stability as a diplomatic battle over Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to a contested war shrine reached the UN Security Council.
China's UN ambassador, Liu Jieyi, seized upon a debate on the lessons of conflict to slam Abe for going to the Yasukuni Shrine, which honours war criminals among the country's war dead.
Attempts to change history "destabilise regional peace and pose a serious challenge to the peaceful course of mankind," Liu said.
Abe "paid hommage to those who launched a war of aggression and were up to their elbows in the blood of the people in the countries they invaded," said the Chinese envoy.
"Abe's hommage to those fascist war criminals is nothing less than a challenge to the victorious outcome of the war against fascism."
South Korea also condemned Mr Abe's December 26 visit to the shrine that honours 2.5 million war dead, including 14 war criminals from World War II.
But Japan rebuffed the attacks.
"Japan does not believe that such actions are helpful in lowering tensions and enhancing the stability in the region," said the country's deputy UN ambassador, Kazuyoshi Umemoto. --RTHK   
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