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In a new “textbook war” with Japan, China demanded that Tokyo revise a high school history book that China claims “grossly distorts” Japanese wartime atrocities. The official New China News Agency reported that the Foreign Ministry complained to the Japanese Embassy in Peking that the textbook glosses over “the holocaust perpetrated by Japanese troops in Nanking,” a reference to the 1937 massacre in which up to 200,000 were killed. The text refers to a controversy in Japan between scholars over whether “the acts at Nanking were actually committed.”


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