China has expressed support for a multinational initiative to register archives on the victims of Japan's wartime sexual enslavement on UNESCO's Memory of the World Register.
In a routine media briefing on Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hong Lei said China urges Japan to rightly view the application instead of slinging mud and interfering.
The spokesman also demanded Japan to deliver on its commitment on the issue of history and take concrete actions to win the trust of the international community and its Asian neighbors.
Hong argued that the efforts will help the people across the world sufficiently perceive the atrocities of the war of aggression, deeply understand about the history, cherish the peace and jointly safeguard the dignity of humanity.
Civic groups of eight countries, including South Korea, China and Japan are looking to inscribe the so-called “comfort women” archives on UNESCO's Memory of the World Register, but the move is expected to face strong opposition from the Japanese government.