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  1. A yen for justice

    Posted Oct 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that a 1907 international treaty does not allow individuals to seek compensation from a state for war-time sufferings. The 17 plaintiffs, led by Ng Yat-hing, president of the Hong Kong Reparation ... of the second world war, but nothing has been resolved. But what is military yen and why should we care about this issue? BACKGROUND Introduction of military yen in Hong Kong After Hong Kong's ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. War of words

    Posted May 05th 2007, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... figure was close to double that amount, about US$600 million, which is the amount the US had demanded from the outset of the negotiations. 'Effectively,' he says, 'this was war reparations.' The other positive side effect for Washington was that it enabled the US to continue to station troops on Okinawa, for which Japan continues to pay vast sums each year as part ...

  4. Comment

    China and Japan must deal with wartime history and move on

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... to what was agreed to. The biased history of school textbooks makes plain why some people feel the way they do. Under the 1972 deal, China renounced demands for war reparations. Both nations ... than those who suffered through the war. Japanese governments have been no less untrue to their pledge. China and the Koreas have long criticised Japan for whitewashing history by producing ...

  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing denies Xi planned to visit Holocaust Memorial during trip to Europe

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 03:46pm by Teddy Ng

    ... not ask Germans for memorial visit' China's ambassador to Germany has denied that Beijing proposed a visit by President Xi Jinping to a second world war memorial in Berlin during his ... December, when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the Yasukuni Shrine dedicated to Japan's war dead, including top war criminals. Beijing denounced the visit, saying Abe was pushing ...

  6. News - China

    Beijing museum unveils ‘evidence’ of forced labour by Japan during second world war

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 03:29pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Evidence Tokyo forced Chinese nationals to work for its war effort could add credence to decades old compensation claims, museum says, stirring regional ... the second world war. Japanese soldiers blew up a railway in Mukden (now Shenyang) in Manchuria 82 years ago as a pretext to taking control of the whole northeastern China region, and while the Asian ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan premier will not visit controversial war shrine

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 09:06am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not visit a controversial shrine to war dead on the anniversary of his country’s surrender in World War II, sources ... could be seen as part of efforts to avoid further tensions with countries such as China and South Korea, which were victims of Japan’s pre-war and wartime aggression. The shrine honours some 2.5 ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. News - China - UNITED STATES

    China unlikely to have cold war-style confrontation with US, says report

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 10:25am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington China will likely use its growing power to try to force its way with Japan but it is doubtful that Beijing will enter a cold war-style confrontation ... short of military attack.” “Dramatic shifts”- such as an Asian cold war pitting China against the United States and its allies, or the dawn of a Chinese-dominated Asia- are unlikely by 2030, ...

  10. News - China - EAST CHINA SEA

    Beijing ramps up propaganda war to bolster Diaoyus claim

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Beijing has stepped up its propaganda efforts to show its sovereignty over disputed islands in the East China Sea as tensions between China and Japan linger. In a rare move, state-run China Central Television broadcast live footage on Thursday of three Ch ...




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