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  1. Slave labourer's payout axed

    Posted Jun 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a payout to the family of a deceased Chinese forced labourer. Along with other touchy issues, Japan's continued dodging of its moral responsibility to pay war reparations to more than 39,000 Chinese slave workers held in Japan during the second world war is testing the limits of already-sour relations between the two countries, according to Japan watchers based in Beijing ...

  2. Lawsuits loom from victims of Japanese colonisation

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the Pacific War Victims has also accused the South Korean government of insufficient negotiations, which they say deprived them of their right to pursue individual reparations. The association says ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Declassified papers show Seoul received grants to put an end to reparation claims Seoul is bracing itself for a possible flood of lawsuits from elderly South ...

  3. Seeking justice for victims of war

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... approached it about the case in the mid-1990s. Renouncing all demands for state-to-state war reparations was one of Tokyo's conditions for establishing diplomatic relations in 1972. 'If ... for help from the mainland authorities, she says, would be pointless. 'We have been pushing for years for our government to conduct more open research into the war but they won't,' ...

  4. New plan takes old Pingyao full circle

    Posted Oct 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... heyday, the banking merchants of Pingyao were among the wealthiest in the country. Following China's defeat in the Opium Wars, it was Pingyao moneylenders who bankrolled the imperial government so it could pay off the war reparations. At the turn of the 20th century, after the eight-nation alliance put down the Boxer Rebellion and demanded the then exorbitant sum of US$300 ...

  5. Shrine visits must be addressed: ambassador

    Posted Nov 25th 2005, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... ways, China is a generous and tolerant country- we released class-B and C war criminals after the war, dropped claims for war reparations and do not make a diplomatic issue out of ordinary ... is clear- it is because Japanese leaders continue to pay their respects at a shrine that is the last resting place of class-A war criminals,' he said. 'These are the men who were behind ...

  6. Japan's complaint of broken windows shows hypocrisy

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the cheek to ask the Chinese to apologise. By not acknowledging nor apologising for past war crimes and countless deaths, by masking over the facts in their textbooks and convincing themselves that the war was justified- how can the Japanese expect the Chinese and others not to be angry? If Japan cannot take responsibility for its actions, how can it be considered for permanent membership ...

  7. Courts should decide on term

    Posted Apr 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... does the association any longer denounce reparative therapy. In fact, a 2003 study of 200 gays and lesbians who changed from homosexual to heterosexual orientation, found 'there ... the offenders. G. DYKES, Tung Chung Renounce war, Asia The war of words between China, South Korea and Japan over textbooks should surprise and sadden all of us. Ironically, the first historical records ...

  8. Money down the drain?

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... logical to the Japanese, many Chinese see the aid as a form of reparation for Japan's brutal military occupation of parts of China before and during the second world war. Tokyo, however, says ...

  9. HK air standards surpass Europe's in some respects

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... billion-plus on the mainland of 'one China'? Does he know the 'situation between the two sides' is one of civil war suspended through military intervention by the US? Would the US have intervened if the corrupt Kuomintang were winning the war? He might counter, 'ah, but Taiwan is democratic'. Does he know that previously Taiwan had one-party governance ...

  10. Activist mum battle-scarred by her war

    Posted Aug 27th 2005, 12:00am by Jacqui Goddard

    ... pitched on a sun-baked field next to President George W. Bush's holiday home in Texas, where she has planted the roots of what some predict will become a powerful anti-war movement. Her ... He wanted to grieve by distracting himself, I wanted to immerse myself,' she told Time magazine. She accepted speaking engagements at anti-war rallies, addressed congressional hearings ...




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