Korean Independence Fighter Memorial Reopens in China

  • By Lee Kil-seong

    April 01, 2019 11:21


    A memorial to Korean independence fighter Ahn Jung-geun reopened Saturday at the site in Harbin, China where he assassinated top Japanese colonial official Hirobumi Ito in 1909.

    The memorial had been moved temporarily two years ago due to renovations at the railway station.

    The size of the memorial has doubled from its original 200 sq.m. A frieze depicts Ahn's activities during the 11 days in Harbin leading up to the assassination, as well as his final days in prison.

    Former President Park Geun-hye asked Chinese President Xi Jinping during a summit in 2013 to set up the memorial. Xi accepted and the memorial was set up in January 2014.

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