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A Kyoto-themed shopping complex in China’s northeastern port city of Dalian suspended operations late last week amid growing criticism on the internet that Japan has been engaging in a “cultural invasion,” state-run media reported.

The Global Times, a daily tabloid of the ruling Communist Party, said that there was controversy over Tang Little Kyoto, a shopping complex modeled on Japan’s ancient capital, as Dalian was “previously colonized and deeply traumatized by the Japanese invasion.” The complex was just opened in late August and had become a popular tourist spot.

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