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Obama's Hiroshima visit spurs debate in China

BEIJING -- U.S President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima has generally been welcomed in Japan, but it is drawing different reactions in China, where many suffered under Japanese occupation in World War II.

"The suffering of Japanese people who were innocent does deserve our sympathy," said Hong Lei, a foreign ministry spokesperson at a press conference in Beijing on May 19.

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