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Asia Pacific Standing apart, South Korea's Park heads to China's WWII extravaganza

Few Western leaders will attend a major 70th war anniversary parade in Beijing, seen as blatantly anti-Japanese. But Park's visit affirms China's role in East Asia.

Lintao Zhang/AP

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye today met China's President Xi Jinping in Beijing ahead of a large and somewhat divisive World War II "victory" celebration seen as asserting China's legitimacy and power.

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