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Beijing Media Top Stories: apology, mourning and electricity restriction ...

Beijing Times' cover, features a picture of a Japanese monk mourning near the monument of Nanjing Massacre.

1. Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi issues a statement on the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, apologizing to the victims of Japan's past aggression. (Meanwhile, two Japanese cabinet ministers and a group of lawmakers yesterday undermined Koizumi's apology by visiting Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine);

2. More than 3,000 people from all walks of life gather at the Memorial Hall of Compatriots Slaughtered in the Nanjing Massacre Monday to commemorate the 60th anniversary of China's victory in the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression;

3. Beijing firstly breaks the electricity supply this year;

4. The bus station names related with "fen" (tombs) asked for public opinions on changing names (some citizens think "fen" is instead of traditional Beijing culture, some think it does not sound good);

5. People's Bank of China suggests abolishing trade in unbuilt houses (i.e. houses sold before completion).

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