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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Now it's Washington's turn to apologise

    Posted Feb 19th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... a national inquiry issued a report 'Bringing Them Home' that called for reparations and an apology, but the government of prime minister John Howard rejected those recommendations. The Rudd ... to Native Hawaiians for the unlawful overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom and, in 1988, to Japanese Americans for detention camps in the second world war. However, an 'apology bill' ...

  4. HK air standards surpass Europe's in some respects

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... billion-plus on the mainland of 'one China'? Does he know the 'situation between the two sides' is one of civil war suspended through military intervention by the US? Would the US have intervened if the corrupt Kuomintang were winning the war? He might counter, 'ah, but Taiwan is democratic'. Does he know that previously Taiwan had one-party governance ...

  5. Courts should decide on term

    Posted Apr 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... does the association any longer denounce reparative therapy. In fact, a 2003 study of 200 gays and lesbians who changed from homosexual to heterosexual orientation, found 'there ... the offenders. G. DYKES, Tung Chung Renounce war, Asia The war of words between China, South Korea and Japan over textbooks should surprise and sadden all of us. Ironically, the first historical records ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Japan's complaint of broken windows shows hypocrisy

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the cheek to ask the Chinese to apologise. By not acknowledging nor apologising for past war crimes and countless deaths, by masking over the facts in their textbooks and convincing themselves that the war was justified- how can the Japanese expect the Chinese and others not to be angry? If Japan cannot take responsibility for its actions, how can it be considered for permanent membership ...

  8. Learn to harness water from typhoons

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... global interventions have come to an end. Reduce the military budget by at least 90 per cent and use the savings to pay reparations to the victims'. It is quite obvious. If America would ... before the end of the second world war in Europe, my father was liberated from three months' incarceration in a German camp. He then started training for the invasion of Japan which, ...




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