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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:55am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... China marks 120th anniversary of Japan war Today is the 120th anniversary of the outbreak of the first Sino-Japanese war, which ended with Chinese defeat and Japan occupying the Liaodong peninsula and Taiwan. This is a particularly sensitive year to be marking the event, given strains in Sino-Japanese ...

  2. News - China - HISTORY

    Beijing scores points as it marks 120th anniversary of defeat by Japan

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:38am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com 120th anniversary of defeat in Sino-Japanese war is opportunity to demonise an old foe and push reforms at home, analysts say Old battle not over for Beijing The 120th anniversary of the first Sino-Japanese war, which falls on Friday, is drawing more media interest than in past years given the current strained ties between the two countries ...

  3. News - World - RELIGION

    Pope Francis calls for urgent steps to be taken to end Syrian war

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:26am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Amman Pope Francis appeals for steps to end Syrian war Pope Francis called for urgent steps to end Syria's three-year-old civil war as he arrived ... the place where according to tradition Jesus was baptised, as well as others who fled violence in Iraq. Conflict across the Middle East, including the Arab revolts of recent years and the civil war ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    A battle is won, but a war is lost

    Posted May 24th 2014, 10:22pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay HK Olympic officials deserve credit for gaining Asian Games eligibility for 14 athletes, but the outcome still rankles A battle is won, but a war is lost Few things are more ... shame and indicates that even if we might have won this battle, the war has been lost. Perhaps it is time for the OCA to take another look at this contentious issue, with Hong Kong as a case ...

  5. News - World - LIBYA

    China charters ship to evacuate its nationals from strife-torn Libya

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 01:59am by AP

    ... their governments requested help. The evacuations have been triggered by clashes between heavily armed rival militias in Libya, resulting in the worst violence since the civil war three years ago. Weeks ... requests for assistance all the time," the Greek official said. During the 2011 civil war, Greece assisted China and other countries in the Libya evacuation, basing many of its operations from ...

  6. News - World - OBITUARY

    Last Hiroshima bomb crew survivor Theodore VanKirk dies at 93

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:45pm by AP

    ... Theodore VanKirk 1921-2014 Theodore VanKirk's mission hastened end of second world war and ushered in the atomic age Last survivor of crew that dropped Hiroshima bomb The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of the second world war and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in the southern United States. ...

  7. News - World

    Prince Charles in the wars after comparing Putin with Hitler

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:51pm

    ... Hitler in the second world war. Marienne Ferguson, a 78-year-old who fled the Nazis aged 13 and lost family members in the Holocaust, said the heir to the throne made the controversial remark ... Ukraine. Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March set off the worst diplomatic crisis in the West’s relations with Moscow since the end of the cold war. It has been followed by uprisings and fighting ...

  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Think tank urges Shinzo Abe to stay away from Yasukuni Shrine

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Think tank also chides China for raising tension in islands row with Japan Abe urged to avoid Yasukuni war shrine Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should stay away from a controversial Tokyo war shrine, an international think tank said, as it offered ideas on defusing mounting Sino-Japanese tensions. In a new report, the International Crisis ...

  9. News - World - LIBYA

    Libyan cities of Benghazi and Tripoli edge closer to civil war

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tripoli Special forces join renegade's battle against Islamists as nation edges closer to civil war and parliament is urged to take a recess Elite unit backs rogue general An elite Libyan unit joined a renegade general to battle Islamists in the east as rising lawlessness in the nation's two largest cities edges it closer to civil war ...


    China to open Japanese army’s wartime ‘chemical warfare lab’ to public

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:36pm

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com The research lab where biological warfare was tested during the second Sino-Japanese war is being cleared in Harbin, Heilongjiang province A core area of the research laboratory in which the Japanese army conducted lethal experiments on prisoners during the second Sino-Japanese war will be opened to the public next year in Heilongjiang. ...




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