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Aeon to press ahead with China expansion

Aeon Mall Co. said it still plans to open three large shopping malls in China in the second half of 2014.

They will be in the eastern cities of Tianjin and Suzhou and the southern city of Guangzhou, according to the unit of retail giant Aeon Co.

Earlier this month, the Aeon group’s Jusco store in the eastern city of Qingdao was damaged by a violent protest, part of the series of anti-Japan demonstrations sparked by the territorial dispute over the Senkaku Islands. An Aeon group official said on Wednesday the group will proceed with the shopping mall project as planned.