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China rapped Japan on Monday for complaining about U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s attendance at a World War II victory parade last week in Beijing, at which the defeat of Japanese forces was celebrated with a display of tanks, jets and ballistic missiles.

Ban’s decision drew a rebuke from Tokyo, which urged him to adopt a “neutral” stance on history by skipping the event. It was shunned by many world leaders who felt the display of military might was inappropriate for a “peace” parade.

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