ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperWorld / Asia-PacificAsia PacificUS & CanadaLatin AmericaEuropeAfricaMiddle EastReporters JournalROK president to visit historic Shanghai siteBy ZHANG YUNBI (chinadaily.com.cn) Updated:2015-08-21 00:29Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallFollowing a renovation project, a historical site in Shanghai that hosted the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea during the Japanese colonial era will be reopened in time to welcome ROK President Park Geun-hye as special visitors.
Shanghai hosted a large number of people from the Korean Peninsula after Japan started its colonial rule, and the Chinese city was also once home to Korean independence fighters.
As part of her China trip next month, Park will attend the reopening ceremony on Sept 4 of the office established in Shanghai, Xinhua News Agency reported on Thursday.
Kim Jin-gon, consul for cultural affairs at the ROK consulate-general in Shanghai and director of Korean Cultural Center Shanghai, told China Daily that “the Japanese invasion brought great pain and misery to the Korean people, and the provisional government gave them hope. Thats why the site is a must-see for visitors from the ROK.”
At the time, the Chinese government and people offered great help and support to the Korean independence fighters, he said.
Kim believes that Parks visit to the site serves as a call on the peoples of both countries to never forget history as “it is of great significance to both nations”.
After China and the ROK established diplomatic relations in 1992, all five ROK presidents since then visited the site, with Park being the sixth to come.
The provisional government is seen as “the spiritual basis” for the founding of the ROK, and in recent decades, visiting the site seems to have become a routine for every ROK president after taking office, Kim noted.8.03KRelated StoriesPark has good reason to attend Sept 3 paradeDPRK fires shots towards ROK troops in west border: YonhapROK, DPRK agree to wage hike in Kaesong industrial complexPhotoUNs top environmental honors go to three in ChinaGerman trains collide near Duesseldorf, several people injuredLiu heralds UK partnership in education and researchEfforts needed for sustainable projects1st Panda cub born in France named Yuan MengFree trade studies agreed on as Li meets with Canadian PM TrudeauChina-JapanChina-USChina-AfricaChina-EuropeLi tells Japanese business leaders its time for bilateral cooperationChina-Japan meet seeks cooperationGroup of lawmakers visit notorious Yasukuni Shrine in JapanJapan can offer experience, expat saysChina-Japan ties seen at dialogue as benefit to regionChina, Japan officials exchange views on security issues at 15th dialogueChinese music finds new foothold in United StatesC919 flies toward air worthinessPolitical leaders: Sino-US relations to growChina vows steps after US launches probe into aluminum tradeGates is added to top-tier Chinese academyYao helps AB InBev fight alcohol abuseAction urged over pollutionUNs top environmental honors go to three in ChinaChina unveils Model Confucius Institute edifice in Ghana universityChina vows to deepen bilateral ties with new Zimbabwe govtChinese, African parties meet to share wisdom on modernization2nd China-Africa Investment Forum begins in MoroccoLiu heralds UK partnership in education and researchPeak performance by Chinese nurse on Scotlands mountains9-month festival of Chinese art, heritage to be staged in Liverpool, UK, next yearChina eyes closer economic, trade cooperation with BelarusPremier calls to enhance trade liberalization and facilitation in SCOPremier: China to advance production capacity with UzbekistanAsia PacificUS & CanadaEuropeAfricaMiddle EastChinese tourists go to South KoreaChina-Japan meet seeks cooperationUN envoys trip to DPRK praised by BeijingBelt and Road a great opportunity: Uzbek officialKwaussie wins Australias word of the yearJapan can offer experience, expat saysTrudeau visits Sina WeiboChina, Canada agree to issue joint statement on climate changeDemocrats stand united against GOP tax billUS quits talks on global migration pactTensions triggered over possible moveSino-Canadian bilateral trade ties to deepen furtherMay gets little gasp as EU extends deadline for sufficient progress in Brexit talksRussia banned from Pyeongchang Winter OlympicsGerman trains collide near Duesseldorf, several people injuredLiu heralds UK partnership in education and researchBoth first ladies name panda cub Yuan MengLiu Yandong heralds bilateral cooperation in education and researchEthiopian FM urges strengthened Ethiopia-China tiesUNs top environmental honors go to three in ChinaAction urged over pollutionBelt and Road Initiative to help countries achieve UN goals: officialChina unveils Model Confucius Institute edifice in Ghana universityMorocco king holds historic talks with South African president in AbidjanYemens ex-president Saleh, relatives killed by HouthisTrump recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital would raise regional tensionsYemen rattled by raids as clashes spreadSquash a perfect match for girl refugees in JordanSyrian talks in Geneva to continue to Dec 15: UN envoyAll parties in Syria urged to join talksMost PopularHot TopicsSyria crisisGreek debt crisisSouth China SeaMH370Ferry disasterDPRKNepal earthquakeRoyal babyMERS virusEbola virusReporters JournalMore Chinese satisfied despite economic slowdown15 US cities make worlds least friendly list while China places 3Comfort Women play brings dark chapter of history to lifeHighlightsChina marks 70th anniversary of WWII victoryPresident Xi attends BRICS, SCO summitsPremier Lis visit to Belgium, France…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer | Expat Employment |Copyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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