A Chinese representative will for the first time attend the annual ceremony marking the nuclear attack on Hiroshima,  officials said, in a move welcomed by the city. China will send a diplomat stationed in the western Japanese city of Osaka to the August 6 event in Hiroshima marking the anniversary of the world's first nuclear attack, an official at the Osaka mission said. The decision was welcomed in Hiroshima, which each year invites representatives of the world's eight declared nuclear powers to take part in the event. "We the citizens of Hiroshima are extremely happy to receive the Chinese consul. We believe this is a positive step as we hope for the eventual, complete abolition of nuclear weapons," said a city spokesman. So far India, Pakistan and Russia are the only nuclear powers that have sent representatives to the ceremony, the spokesman said. Russia will again send a diplomat to next month's event.