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China's Li to pay tribute to heroic Indian doctor

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China's premier will pay his respects Tuesday to the family of an Indian doctor who died treating Chinese troops more than 70 years ago, becoming a rare symbol of friendship between the two nations. 

The statue of Indian doctor Dwarkanath Kotnis, one of five Indian physicians dispatched to China to provide medical assistance during the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1938, in the Martyrs' Memorial Park in Shijiazhuang, central China's Hebei province, May 20, 2013. China's premier will pay his respects to the family of the Indian doctor who died treating Chinese troops 70 years ago.

Li Keqiang, like Chinese leaders before him, will take time out of his busy India visit to meet relatives of Dwarkanath Kotnis, who provided emergency medical aid for four years during the Sino-Japanese war of 1937-1945.

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