According to Reuters, China’s Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, who toured the Auschwitz death camp on Friday, said his visit introduced him to “an unforgettable, dark page in the history of humankind” which “cannot be forgotten.”
“Only those who remember history can build a good future,” he added.
Speculation is that Wen’s visit to Auschwitz was intended to show that he understood war-time suffering in Nazi-occupied Europe.
Wen has been trying to present himself as supporting some political reform and “universal values,” despite his own government’s crackdowns on political dissent.
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