360° Coverage : China's top legislature strongly condemns Abe's shrine...

China's top legislature strongly condemns Abe's shrine visit

Beijing, Dec 27 (IANS) China's top legislative body Friday condemned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the war-linked Yasukuni shrine.

Dec 27 2013, 10:46am CST | by

Beijing, Dec 27 — China's top legislative body Friday condemned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the war-linked Yasukuni shrine.

The Foreign Affairs Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) issued a statement voicing its strong indignation toward and condemnation of Abe's visit to the Yasukuni shrine.

"We firmly oppose the blatant homage paid by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the Yasukuni shrine, and strongly condemn such serious provocation to world peace and human conscience," Xinhua reported citing the Foreign Affairs Committee of China's national legislature National People's Congress (NPC) in a statement .

To date, the 14 men who were held guilty for crimes against peace or, 14 Class-A war criminals or, who were held guilty for crimes against peace, committed heinous crimes against the Chinese people and other Asian people, remain honoured in the notorious shrine, the statement said.

It also said that the visit to the shrine by Japanese politicians, in total disregard to the strong opposition of the people of China and other countries, was an attempt to deny and whitewash the war crimes committed by militarist Japan and challenges the post-war international order.

"History will never be forgotten, and the Chinese people can never tolerate any words or actions that attempt to erase war crimes," it said.

Tens of millions of Chinese families lost their loved ones and suffered unimaginable afflictions in Japan's war of aggression against China between 1931 and 1945.

Of these 14, the seven who were sentenced to death by hanging were Hideki Tojo, Heitaro Kimura, Seishiro Itagaki, Kenji Doihara, Iwane Matsui, Akira Mutou, and Koki Hirota.

The four, sentenced to life imprisonment and eventually died of natural causes, were Yoshijiro Umezu, Kuniaki Koiso, Kiichiro Hiranuma, and Toshio Shiratori.

Shigenori Tougo was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Osami Nagano and Yosuke Matsuoka died of natural causes before facing trial.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/27" rel="author">IANS</a>
The Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) was established in 1986, initially to serve as an information bridge between India and its thriving diaspora in North America. Today it is a full-fledged, 24 by 7 agencies putting out the real-time news from India, South Asia and news of interest to this region around the world.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Hillary Clinton Run for President goes Viral beating SNL's Version
Hillary Clinton Run for President goes Viral beating SNL's Version
Hillary Clinton's Getting Started video released yesterday went viral with 2 million views within less than 24 hours. The SNL parody of Hillary Clinton's announcement to run for 2016 Election reached 1 million views so far.
 
 
Hillary Clinton Run for President goes Viral beating SNL's Version
Hillary Clinton Run for President goes Viral beating SNL's Version
Hillary Clinton's Getting Started video released yesterday went viral with 2 million views within less than 24 hours. The SNL parody of Hillary Clinton's announcement to run for 2016 Election reached 1 million views so far.
 
 
Tsarnaev Guilty of all 30 Counts
Tsarnaev Guilty of all 30 Counts
The "Boston Bomber" has been found guilty by a federal jury.
 
 
Russia Likely Hacked White House in 2014
Russia Likely Hacked White House in 2014
A security breach in the White House computer system is believed to have given an unidentified group of Russian hackers access to sensitive information about President Barack Obama, CNN reported Wednesday. The report...