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  1. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chinese workers forced into wartime labour sue Japan firms for damages

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 02:17pm by Reuters

    ... that the issue of war reparations was settled by the 1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty, which formally ended the war, and by later bilateral treaties. It says all wartime compensation issues concerning ... on Wednesday demanding compensation for Chinese citizens made to work by the Japanese as forced labourers during the second world war, state media reported. The 37 people who have lodged the suit ...

  2. News - China - COMMEMORATION

    Xi Jinping blasts Japan at 77th anniversary ceremony of Marco Polo Bridge Incident

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 12:38pm by Andrea Chen, Lawrence Chung

    ... Andrea Chen and Lawrence Chung in Taipei High-profile Sino-Japanese war ceremony seen as aimed at Taiwanese In a first, Xi marks Japan war's start Xi Jinping yesterday became the first Chinese president to attend an official ceremony commemorating the start of the Sino-Japanese war, as Beijing ramps up its efforts to denounce Japan's wartime atrocities. Xi joined ...

  3. Business - Commodities - COMMODITIES

    Iraq civil war fears send oil and gold prices up

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 05:13am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Wellington, Sydney and London Iraq civil war fears send oil and gold prices up Oil rose and gold climbed to near a three-week high as the escalation of violence in Iraq stoked ... than 279 rebels as the prospect of civil war in the second-largest producer in Opec, the oil-producers' cartel, intensifies with Sunni Muslim insurgents controlling territory north ...

  4. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Fury as Chinese paper publishes Japan map with mushroom clouds over Hiroshima, Nagasaki

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 05:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Advert depicting mushroom clouds over cities bombed in second world war dismissed as 'ignorant' by Japanese foreign minister A Chinese newspaper ... wants a war again”, according to a posting on its official account on Weibo. Japan’s full-scale invasion of China in 1937 left 20 million Chinese dead, according to Beijing’s estimates. It ended ...

  5. News - China

    Second Chinese lawsuit filed against Japan firms, government over forced wartime labour

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:45pm by AFP

    ... former Chinese labourers forced to work in Japanese factories during the second world war filed a lawsuit on Thursday against the Japanese government and two companies, one of them said. Attorney ... to be made in main Chinese and Japanese media. It is our position that the right to seek compensation for war-time damages doesn’t exist after issuance of the 1972 Japan-China joint Communique Chief ...

  6. News - China - JAPAN

    Japan warns China that seizure of ship could have consequences

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 05:12pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... spokesman Yoshihide Suga said the seizure undermined the 1972 joint communique that normalised ties between Japan and China, in which Beijing agreed to renounce “its demand for war reparation from ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Tokyo warned on Monday that the seizure of a Japanese ship in Shanghai over pre-war debts threatened ties with China and could undermine the very basis ...

  7. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT AFFAIRS

    Taiwan's ex-premier slammed for singing Chinese national anthem

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 04:41pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... of the Volunteers- when asked whether he remembered it. Hau was being interviewed about his role in a battle that marked the start of the Sino-Japanese war. ”Didn’t he know that whoever sang this song would ... Kai-shek. Hau, who served in the military during the second world war, was speaking about his role in the Marco Polo Bridge Incident that marked the start of China’s eight-year war with Japan 77 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - World

    John Kerry says ending use of rape in war a priority, at summit prompted by British government and Angelina Jolie

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:38am by Reuters

    ... Kerry joined Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie and the British government yesterday in calling for action to end the use of rape as a weapon of war. Closing the world's first global summit ... focused attention on the summit. Kerry said there was no place in the world for sexual violence as a tool of war. "It's time for us, in an age where we see enough of chaos, failed ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - BIOGRAPHY

    Book review: Enduring Courage, by John F. Ross

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:17pm by MCT

    ... in the first world war, was a pioneering race car driver who pursued faster speeds and helped develop new technologies. He also survived the "world's most dangerous sport" while many others died. After the US entered the first world war, aviation, still in its infancy, attracted Rickenbacker. Flying was a hazardous occupation even before pilots began spraying each other ...




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