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  1. Japan offers $21m to weapons victims

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to 'compensation' to avoid reopening the issue of war-related reparations, which it considers settled. News of the latest offer was greeted with caution by activists campaigning on behalf of Qiqihar ... David Fang Compensation for chemicals dumped at end of second world war has yet to be accepted by officials in Beijing Japan has offered China 300 million yen (HK$21.2 million) for harm ...

  2. Japan and China need to seek rapprochement

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China after the war. There were no defensive remarks or denials from Japan; instead, the country has sent investigators and discussed the question of reparations and compensation for those who ... Japan yesterday marked the 58th anniversary of its second world war surrender. High-ranking government officials made their customary pilgrimage to the Yasukuni shrine, where ...

  3. Courting controversy

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... compensation instead of continually trying to shirk its responsibility. Japan claims that because China waived war reparations when the two governments established diplomatic relations in the 1970s, ... The award was made for deaths and injuries resulting from chemical weapons that Japan abandoned in China at the end of the second world war. The Japanese Foreign Ministry explained ...

  4. Confronting a poisonous past

    Posted Sep 18th 2003, 12:00am by Wenran Jiang

    ... because the Chinese government officially gave up its war reparation claims in 1972, when the two countries established diplomatic relations. However, the latest incident in Qiqihar is so serious, ... Seventy-two years ago today, in 1931, Japan invaded northeast China, starting a 14-year expansionist war on the mainland and in other parts of Asia. The Chinese government has been marking ...

  5. The history that won't go away

    Posted Sep 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... been settled because China waived the payment of war reparations when the two countries established relations in 1972. However, China maintains that individual victims have the right to ask ... Koizumi angered China by paying yet another visit to the Yasukuni Shrine, which honours Japanese war dead, including Class A war criminals. Significantly, even though this year marks the 25th ...

  6. 50 years on, Korean war still perplexes many Chinese

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... 50 years on, Korean war still perplexes Chinese Mao Zedong's only son, Mao Anying, has been remembered in an article in Guangming Daily in the run-up to the 50th anniversary ... thousands of young men in the prime of their lives, he was killed in a war that has not officially ended. The remembrance article struck an odd note for many in China. With the national focus ...

  7. Only the Congolese can settle their bloody war, say experts

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Others call for long-term regional approach despite high cost The civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, possibly the most deadly conflict since the second world war, would be best resolved by the Congolese themselves without outside help, experts said. At least 2.5 million people have died in fighting and from disease and malnutrition since the war began in 1998, but efforts ...

  8. US naval base a thorn in Fidel Castro's side

    Posted Dec 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... first stormed ashore at Guantanamo in 1898 during the Spanish-American war. Cuba was a Spanish colony at the time, and the marines helped to eject the Spanish. The same thing happened ... entering Cuban territory. Suddenly Guantanamo became a front-line installation in the cold war. During the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy told the Cubans and Soviets ...

  9. Mumbai bombings

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'India's impossible war on terror' (September 2), by Humphrey Hawksley, is based on the false assumption that all afflictions suffered by India can be traced to Pakistan's doorstep. Even before investigations into the recent bombings in Mumbai had reached any conclusions, Hawksley had reached his: this was the work of groups supported by Pakistan's ...

  10. Japanese weapons poison residents

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Chemical weapons left behind by the Japanese Imperial Army during the second world war have poisoned 36 people in northeastern Heilongjiang province, leaving 29 in hospital, including ... poisonous materials abandoned by Japan after the war. China's state television reported last night that Japanese diplomats had visited the victims in hospital and inspected the scene ...




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