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China came out against Japan’s attempt to list historical industrial facilities as World Heritage sites on Thursday, citing wartime forced labor involving Koreans and other Asians.

“China shares South Korea’s strong concerns over Japan’s application,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a press briefing, pointing out that the 23 facilities include places where people from “China, the Korean Peninsula and other Asian countries were forced to work during World War II.”

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