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UNESCO decided on Wednesday to institute a new World Heritage registration process, which will take into account the views of relevant nations when historical and political sensitivities are involved, the Foreign Ministry said.

The decision on the new procedure, which will start in 2019, was made at an Executive Board meeting of the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Paris after Japan criticized the U.N. body for listing Chinese documents relating to the 1937 Nanjing Massacre as a Memory of the World and withheld payments to the organization.

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