A statue of a girl known as the Peace Statue to commemorate victims of Japan's wartime sex slavery has been erected in China for the first time.
In collaboration with an international civic group, Hwaseong City in Gyeonggi Province held an unveiling ceremony Saturday of the first statue in China. It is located inside Shanghai Normal University in Shanghai.
The statue depicts two girls symbolizing Korean and Chinese victims dressed in traditional attire from their respective countries. They sit side by side with their hands molded into a fist shape.
The Shanghai statue is the third of its kind to be erected through joint efforts between a civic group in Hwaseong City and an international group.
The first statue was established in Hwaseong in 2014 and the second one in Toronto, Canada last November.
The first statue in China went ahead despite Japan's protests.
Source: KBS World Radio