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  1. Farmers torch trucks, fight police in dispute over land reparations

    Posted Jan 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Thousands of farmers in Shunde district, Foshan, overturned and burned at least 10 trucks last week in a protest over compensation for land appropriated to erect high-voltage electricity pylons. About 2,000 residents of Renhai village, near t ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Survivors seek U.N. pressure on Philippines

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Desperate survivors of last year's hostage-taking in Manila and relatives of those killed in the drama are seeking help from the UN to press the Philippine government for an apology and to make reparations. The move comes after Premier Wen Jiabao last month told Philippine President Benigno Aquino he needed to handle in a proper way ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book: Writing War, by Aaron William Moore

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall Writing War: Soldiers Record the Japanese Empire by Aaron William Moore Harvard University Press Soldiers of all nations fighting in the Far East during the second world war ... the eight years of "total war" until Japan finally surrendered in 1945. Several of the personal accounts were written in the aftermath of the December 1937 Rape of Nanking, when hundreds ...

  7. News - China

    Briefs, September 29, 2012

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... Minister quits in row over minimum wage Taiwanese Premier Sean Chen said yesterday he had accepted the resignation of his labour minister after she failed to push through a 1.42 per cent rise in the island's monthly minimum wage. Chen acknowledged Wa ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The reason for North Korea's war talk

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by CHUNG MIN LEE

    ... the end of North Korea as we know it. Not only because South Korea and the US would respond immediately to any attack but because the North is in no condition to launch a war. Kim and his generals ... threat. But the nation's overriding war-fighting capabilities have been degraded over the years due to endemic food and fuel shortages, the dwindling of more modern weapons systems from ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Above the Din of War, by Peter Eichstaedt

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Above the Din of War by Peter Eichstaedt Chicago Review Press So much for Operation Enduring Freedom. The American-led mission launched after the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York's fiscal heart limps on, finally set to fizzle out in 2014, when the US forces are slated to end their occupation of Afghanistan. Above the Din of War suggests the US campaign ...

  10. The songs of a war child

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Mabel Sieh

    ... Sudan. He grew up knowing only violence during the second Sudanese civil war, which broke out in 1983. The brutal conflict saw 2 million people die and 4 million others lose their homes. 'I ... the chance to study and learn for the first time. I was enlightened by what I read about history.' School opened his eyes. 'I learned about wars and their causes. I began to understand why ...




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