China confirms, in roundabout way, Japan invite for war memorial

March 24, 2015 8:39 AM

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China confirms, in roundabout way, Japan invite for war memorial

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry confirmed, in a roundabout way, on Tuesday that it had issued an invitation to wartime enemy Japan to attend events in China to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two later this year.

Sino-Japan relations have long been poisoned by what China sees as Japan's failure to atone for its occupation of parts of the country before and during the war, and it rarely misses an opportunity to remind its people and the world of this.

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