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China Says Abe Closed Door to Meetings After Visiting Shrine

China ruled out talking to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, saying he “closed the door” to any meetings with Chinese leaders after visiting a site that memorializes fallen Japanese soldiers including war criminals.

“Chinese people don’t welcome him,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said at a briefing in Beijing today. “What Abe needs to do now is confess his mistakes to the Chinese government and the Chinese people.”