Beijing (Reuters): China's Foreign Ministry says Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Pearl Harbor will not "clear" its role in World War Two.

"Going to Pearl Harbor and wanting to completely clear the history of World War Two, is wishful thinking, I fear. Don't forget the main battlefield of the world's anti-fascist war in the east was in China, and that the Chinese people made a huge national sacrifice to the world's victory in the anti-fascist war. Without reconciliation with China and other victimized Asian countries, Japan would never be able to turn this page."