SEOUL, July 4 -- China and South Korea share similar experiences in history and common concern as well, Chinese PresidentXi Jinping said here Friday, as both nations are calling for a correct attitude toward history.
"Past experience, if not forgotten, is a guide for the future," Xi said while meeting with South Korea's National Assembly Speaker Chung Ui-hwa. "In line with that spirit, the two countries can jointly hold memorial activities next year."
The year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Anti-Fascist War, of the victory of the War of Chinese People's Resistance against Japanese Aggression, and of the liberation of the Korean Peninsula from Japan's colonial rule.
China's National People's Congress and South Korea's National Assembly issued a joint press communique on history issue last August.
Chung said that the realization of a lasting peace in Northeast Asia must be based on a common understanding of history.
He said that South Korea's National Assembly proposed setting up a joint committee on history studies among South Korea, China and Japan to exchange thoughts about history issue and establish a correct conception of history.
The Chinese president arrived here Thursday for a two-day state visit to South Korea, his first trip to the Asian neighbor since he took office last year.
SEOUL, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye held talks here Thursday, vowing to enrich the bilateral strategic cooperative partnership.
Xi said China and South Korea are important neighbors, close partners and good friends. Read More
SEOUL, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye agreed here Thursday to enrich the bilateral strategic cooperative partnership, which would be a boon to both sides, the region and the world at large.
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BEIJING, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping travels to South Korea on Thursday for a state visit that has drawn the limelight from across the world and spawned a welter of interpretations and speculations.
The close international attention is unsurprising and merited, not least given that the two countries have for long towered in the Asian landscape as essential pillars of prosperity and security, particularly for Northeast Asia. Read More