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China Makes Protest to Japan Over Nanjing Massacre Denial

February 22, 2012

Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) -- China filed a formal protest with Japan after the mayor of the Japanese city of Nagoya denied his country’s troops killed tens of thousands of people in the city of Nanjing in 1937.

China supports a decision by Nanjing to temporarily cut ties with Nagoya after the remarks by Mayor Takashi Kawamura, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a regular briefing in Beijing today. Nanjing and Nagoya are sister cities.

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