|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Qin Gang's Remarks on Japanese Government's Approval of the Middle School History Textbooks|
On April 5th, the Japanese government announced the approval of 8 editions of the textbooks submitted to the review of the 2006 edition of middle school history textbook, among which is the right-wing history book that denies and glosses over aggression. The Chinese government expresses indignation at the Japanese government's sanction of the textbook that confounds black and white, despite of the repeated solemn representations by the Chinese side.
The essence of the textbook issue is whether
I need to point out that the sanction of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) opens the way for this history textbook into classrooms. We strongly demand that the Japanese government should faithfully honor its commitment to remorse for its aggression history and immediately take effective measures to remove the odious impact arising thereof.