China on Thursday expressed strong displeasure against Japan for Lee Teng-hui's visit after Lee visited the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo.
"From what Lee Teng-hui has done in Japan we can see what his purpose is. China again expresses strong dissatisfaction with the Japanese side for allowing Lee Teng-hui to visit Japan," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu at a regular press conference.
Lee Teng-hui paid a visit to the Yasukuni Shrine on Thursday, where his elder brother is enshrined together with Japanese war criminals of World War II.
China last Thursday had expressed its strong displeasure for Japan on Lee Teng-hui's visit.
"The purpose of Lee Teng-hui's tour is to create fanfare for 'Taiwan Independence' and sabotage China-Japan relations," Jiang said.
(Xinhua News Agency June 7, 2007)