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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during a joint media briefing with Romania's President Traian Basescu (unseen) at Cotroceni presidential palace in Bucharest in this October 19, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel/Files

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during a joint media briefing with Romania's President Traian Basescu (unseen) at Cotroceni presidential palace in Bucharest in this October 19, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel/Files

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during a joint media briefing with Romania's President Traian Basescu (unseen) at Cotroceni presidential palace in Bucharest in this October 19, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel/Files
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) is led by a Shinto priest as he visits Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo in this December 26, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/Files

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) is led by a Shinto priest as he visits Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo in this December 26, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/Files

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) is led by a Shinto priest as he visits Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo in this December 26, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/Files
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A model and a photograph of John Rabe, sometimes call "China's Schindler", are seen in a museum, during a reporting trip in Nanjing, Jiangsu province February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song

A model and a photograph of John Rabe, sometimes call "China's Schindler", are seen in a museum, during a reporting trip in Nanjing, Jiangsu province February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song

A model and a photograph of John Rabe, sometimes call "China's Schindler", are seen in a museum, during a reporting trip in Nanjing, Jiangsu province February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Journalists listen to instructions as they visit the John Rabe Memorial Hall during a reporting trip in Nanjing, Jiangsu province February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song

Journalists listen to instructions as they visit the John Rabe Memorial Hall during a reporting trip in Nanjing, Jiangsu province February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song

Journalists listen to instructions as they visit the John Rabe Memorial Hall during a reporting trip in Nanjing, Jiangsu province February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song
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A security guard stands guard inside the Memorial Hall at the Nanjing Massacre Museum during a reporting trip, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song

A security guard stands guard inside the Memorial Hall at the Nanjing Massacre Museum during a reporting trip, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song

A security guard stands guard inside the Memorial Hall at the Nanjing Massacre Museum during a reporting trip, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song
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