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China blasts visits to Japan war shrine as denial of history


China on Tuesday blasted visits to a controversial Tokyo war shrine by more than 100 Japanese lawmakers as a denial of Japan's wartime history of attacking its Asian neighbours.

"No matter in what capacity or form Japanese leaders visit Yasukuni Shrine, in essence it is an attempt to deny Japan's history of aggression," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a regular press conference.