Ambassador to pay tribute at Chinese memorial to Korean independence hero

February 11, 2014 7:33 AM

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Ambassador to pay tribute at Chinese memorial to Korean independence hero

BEIJING, Feb. 11 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean ambassador to China will make a two-day visit to a Chinese memorial hall this week to pay tribute to a revered Korean independence hero, an embassy official said Tuesday.

The planned visit by Amb. Kwon Young-se to the memorial hall in the northern Chinese city of Harbin comes nearly one month after China opened the facility. The hall honors Ahn Jung-geun, a symbol of the Korean independence movement who assassinated a prominent Japanese colonial leader a century ago.

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