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  1. Protesters mark invasion anniversary

    Posted Sep 19th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... for compensation for people forced to give up savings and valuables for worthless Japanese banknotes during the second world war. 'We will continue our battle to seek compensation from the Japanese government for wartime suffering,' said the chairman of the Hong Kong Reparation Association, Ng Yat-hing. Members of the Federation of Trade Unions and the Association for Democracy ...

  2. Protesters remember incident that sparked Sino-Japanese war

    Posted Jul 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... They demanded compensation from Japan for wartime suffering in China during World War II. Members of the Hong Kong Reparation Association rallied from the Central Post Office to the Japanese Consulate-General in Exchange Square. The protesters handed a letter to consular officers, demanding Tokyo exchange military currency issued during the war, but declared invalid after Japanese occupation ...

  3. Plea for peace in recalling atrocity

    Posted Dec 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... At the memorial hall ceremony, a Nanjing resident read out a plea for world peace, Xinhua reported. 'The Nanjing people, who have suffered much from war, most cherish peace. We would like to build ... the two countries'. Relations between China and Japan were at a low ebb when Mr Abe's predecessor, Junichiro Koizumi, visited the Yasukuni war shrine in Tokyo. In Hong Kong, ...

  4. Attack lifts Albert Ho's public profile

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, the campaign for civil rights on the mainland, the protection of the disputed Diaoyu Islands and reparations for war victims, might ...

  5. Jingoism at home won't aid Japan abroad

    Posted Mar 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... shrine honours 2.5 million Japanese war dead, including 14 convicted war criminals. The two countries are also at odds over the exploitation of vast gas reserves in the East China Sea that both ... also has a political dimension. As Beijing refused outright reparations for Japanese occupation of parts of China between 1931 and 1945, the aid is regarded as a substitute for compensation. ...

  6. Ties that bind but don't constrain

    Posted Dec 20th 2006, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... the second world war or Japan's defeat, and waived reparation claims. Yet, it would be premature to imagine that a harping on 'shared values', or Mr Abe's plans ... and Nagasaki, mounting squeamishness over 50,000 US troops on its soil and the quest for a new post-war identity to reconcile economic might with military status. Japan was cool to India until Dr Singh ...

  7. Anzac spirit flows along Kokoda Trail

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney Australia commemorated Anzac Day yesterday. But with the battle of Gallipoli a distant memory and only one first world war veteran still alive, attention is turning to a savage second world war campaign fought in the jungles of Papua New Guinea. For decades the battle of the Kokoda Trail, described by one historian as 'a knife fight out of the Stone ...

  8. China link in Victoria Cross legend

    Posted Mar 24th 2006, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Britain's most distinguished war medal, saying the metal used to cast the Victoria Cross comes from two cannons captured in China, and not, as widely believed, from Russia. John Glanfield, author ... in 1860, one of the last battles of the second opium war. That contradicts the long-held belief that the cannons were captured in battle against the Russians at Sebastopol in 1855 during ...

  9. The good man of Nanking

    Posted May 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a living in Nanking as vegetable sellers since the early 1800s, Ma and Li married after the war. 'We shouldn't have married because we are cousins,' says Mu. 'But we are Muslim ... The action begins in Tokyo after the war, as international prosecutors sit in judgment of General Iwane Matsui, a top-ranking general who was kicked upstairs before the army took Nanking. In his ...

  10. Holding out the olive bunch

    Posted Nov 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... extract. The reparative product provides intense conditioning, helping to repair weakened hair fibres by restoring the moisture content. Ideal for hair weakened by overexposure to sun, chemical ...




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