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  1. A closing window of opportunity

    Posted Sep 15th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... amends. The Japanese, however, feel that they have apologised and expressed regret on many occasions. Also, since China waived war reparations, Japan has no legal obligation to compensate war ... serious problem stems not from these disputes but from history. Although almost 60 years have passed since the end of the second world war, the seeds of hostility continue to poison ...

  2. Let the wounds of war close

    Posted Aug 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is not acceptable to keep wounds open by demanding that top Japanese officials apologise for war atrocities inflicted on China some 60 years ago. Columnist Philip Yeung ('Why Japan shouldn't criticise Chinese fans', August 10) thinks the wounds should be kept open. Unlike Germany, Japan has never apologised for the war, but when it comes to the bottom line of 21st-century ...

  3. Japan's bid for UN seat sparks rage

    Posted Sep 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting Activists insist Tokyo must admit wartime atrocities before joining security council A leading mainland activist who helped Chinese victims sue the Japanese government over war reparations yesterday warned that Sino-Japanese relations would suffer if Japan succeeded in its bid to become a permanent member of the United Nations' Security Council. Speaking on the eve ...

  4. Hong Kong's winning attitude

    Posted Aug 11th 2004, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... from Japan's current reality, the history of war reparations, and Sino-Japanese relations, let alone the role of the J-League as a globalising force in Japanese culture. Hong Kong should ... or not the mainland takes note. Sports are about creating bridges and opportunities, not war and peace. Let the Games begin, and when they are over, forget defeats and look ahead to the next triumph. Edith ...

  5. Diaoyu activist pushes boundaries of protest

    Posted Apr 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... came to prominence in the 1990s when he led a movement of Chinese civilians demanding US$180 billion in war reparations from Japan. Mr Tong is again tackling Sino-Japanese issues in his own way ...

  6. Truce unlikely to end desire to die a martyr

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Borzou Daragahi

    ... Borzou Daragahi in Najaf 'When I die, my mother will give out chocolates at my funeral' The gravediggers have nearly finished plot 195 of the special section of the ancient cemetery devoted to those who died as part of cleric Moqtada al-Sadr ...

  7. Grimaces in the Land of Smiles

    Posted May 09th 2004, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... And Weera Somkwamkid, head of the Confederation for Democracy, told Agence France-Presse that he expected a religious war to break out. 'I am concerned that from now on we cannot avoid ...

  8. Group provides solidarity for families of missing men

    Posted May 31st 2004, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... Maseeh Rahman In a room overlooking the Jhelum River that dissects Kashmir's picturesque capital, Srinagar, sit a group of activists linked through their work to people engaged in a similar pursuit in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippine ...

  9. Fixing fractures

    Posted Apr 20th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... ago when it decided to go to war against Iraq's dictator Saddam Hussein without UN approval. Observers point out, though, that with the hindsight of history, the UN can be of great help ...

  10. Sunnis, Shi'ites drop old hostilities to fight Americans

    Posted Apr 29th 2004, 12:00am by David Enders

    ... David Enders in Baghdad Anti-American sentiments turn citizens into fighters Children clamber over the skeletons of three destroyed US army vehicles as though they were playground apparatus. The vehicles, in the Al-Alawadiyah neighbourhood of Baghdad, wer ...




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