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  1. The battle is over but the war goes on

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill On September 3, Beijing told its people that the Communist Party had led the nation to victory in the eight-year war against Japan- provoking a fierce denial from ... of the war and dismiss the communist one. The issue is of critical importance in the battle for legitimacy between the two governments; it will be highlighted next year, when Taiwan celebrates ...

  2. From a devil to a human

    Posted Jul 11th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... to normalise relations, he told him that, without the invasion by Japan, the communists would never have come to power and so Beijing did not want war reparations. Tanaka was dumbfounded. In April ... war, his Nationalist army lost 3.2 million men- the figure published after the war by both Taipei and Beijing. By comparison, the communists lost 500,000, according to Beijing's figures. ...

  3. Lai See

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Reports of the iPhone's death may have been exaggerated, to paraphrase Mark Twain. Don't mention the war We see that congratulations are in order for Germany, which recently paid off the last instalment of the 162 billion gold marks owed from world war one reparations to the powers that made up the Triple Entente- France, Russia and Britain. So there's no need to mention ...

  4. The enemy of our enemy

    Posted Jan 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... a sweeping revision of history, praising the Kuomintang effort in the war and the role of its former president Chiang Kai-shek in fighting Japan and uniting the nation. Lien is a key figure ... This rapprochement is the latest remarkable episode in the history of the two parties who have been fighting to control China for the past 80 years. Allied for a few years in the 1920s and in the war against ...

  5. Clan 'buying off' massacre witnesses

    Posted Feb 26th 2010, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... that the perpetrators of the massacre are brought to justice and adequate reparations are made to the heirs of the victims under applicable rules of international law'. Roque, who has been admitted to practice before the International Criminal Court and the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal for Rwanda, said he expected the body to take up the request next month. He said the justice department ...

  6. Caught up in a deadly conspiracy

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Barry C Chung Based on the autobiography of undercover CIA officer Valerie Plame, Fair Game offers a glimpse of what could go wrong if the US government betrayed one of its own agents. Plame (Naomi Watts) discovers that Iraq does not have an active nuclea ...

  7. HK team to investigate

    Posted Aug 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Hong Kong police have been given permission to take part in the investigation into the Manila hostage tragedy, in which eight Hong Kong tourists were killed, after negotiations with Philippine authorities. A team of police officials and foren ...

  8. Villagers on the run after row over election

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... Paul Mooney in Raolefu, Beijing At least 13 villagers- including three members of an election supervising body- have been detained and others are on the run almost a month after a dispute over the election of the village chief of Raolefu, a rural area on ...

  9. Seven killed in Xinjiang bomb attack

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing A bomb attack in Xinjiang targeting a policeman and security guards killed seven people and wounded 14 yesterday. A group of 15 security guards led by an auxiliary police officer was attacked at about 10.30am on the outskirts of Ak ...

  10. Time to remember for veterans of the 'forgotten war'

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... but yesterday they were among a group of about 100 veterans of 'the forgotten war' paying a visit to the demilitarised zone who received special attention from the North Korean military. ... 'This is the sixth time I've been back since the end of the war and each time the emotions are different because we go to a different place and I remember something else. 'But ...




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