Second Sino-Japanese War

Sino-Japanese war exhibition

An exhibition of valuable artefacts and photographs will be held at the Museum of Coastal Defence in Shau Kei Wan to commemorate the 60th anniversary of China's War of Resistance against Japan.

Monday, 27 June, 2005, 12:00am

Party accused of distorting history

It claims all the credit for wartime defeat of Japanese

Beijing has been accused of distorting history in its plans for second world war commemorations by focusing on the Communist Party's role in the defeat of the Japanese.

9 May 2005 - 12:00am

Activists' stunts won't solve Diaoyu dispute

Periodic journeys to the disputed Diaoyu Islands by groups such as the Patriots Alliance Network serve to keep the issue alive, but at what cost and to what end? For all their riskiness, these stunts actually allow Japan to reassert its claim over the islands.

26 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

The Burma Road

The Burma Road

by Donovan Webster

Farrar, Straus and Giroux $190

How easy it is, faced with the plethora of modern military misadventures, to forget how the world appeared during one of its darkest hours, more than half a century ago.

7 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Japan offers $21m to weapons victims

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 caused by chemical weapons that were abandoned by the Japanese army in China, officials in Beijing said yesterday.

But one said 'no amount of money' could make up for the damage caused.

20 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Anatomy of an invasion: the Mukden incident of 1931

Chinese historians generally refer to the Mukden incident on September 18, 1931, as the first chapter in the Japanese invasion of China.

18 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Youngsters left unaware of wartime atrocities

I am writing to express my concern over the education for the next generation on the history of Japan's wartime invasion of China. For five years, a group of 180 Chinese has been fighting a legal battle against the Japanese government over the atrocities carried out by the Unit 731 in which 3,000 Chinese died as a result of germ warfare.

3 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Hundreds protest against verdict in germ-warfare case

Protests were staged in cities across the mainland yesterday following a Japanese court's verdict denying compensation to victims of a wartime germ warfare unit.

28 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Protest at Japanese consulate marks war anniversary

About 30 World War II victims and supporters yesterday marched to the Japanese Consulate to protest at what they see as the rise of militarism and the country's refusal to honour wartime Japanese-issued currency used in Hong Kong.

8 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Nanjing residents keep vigil at monument site

Five days after crowds smashed the windows of a Nanjing restaurant built on the site of a monument to victims of the 1937 massacre, about 2,000 angry residents are keeping a quiet vigil, preventing the establishment from opening.

19 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Translation the problem

I would like to take issue with Marshall Berdan's accusation (South China Morning Post, September 11) of a so-called 'obscene travesty' in the name 'Sino-Japanese War Victory Day'. First of all, let me point out that his anger is directed at the wrong party. The term 'Sino-Japanese War Victory' is only used in the English media.

19 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Angered by misconception of Sino-Japanese day

For the past two years I have held my tongue during the third week in August, but this year I find that I must speak out against the obscene travesty contained in the name of the Sino-Japanese War Victory Day holiday.

11 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

New evidence of Japan gas use

New evidence has emerged to contradict Japan's claims that it did not use chemical weapons against Chinese troops during World War II.

It comes from documents declassified by the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo detailing reports from Japanese soldiers who fought in Hubei province in 1942.

17 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Big Mouth trader puts his foot in it

A BEIJING dumpling shop that last month banned Japanese customers has withdrawn the manager responsible and is welcoming Japanese again after a swift and sharp reprimand from the Government.

On December 13 the branch of Shandong Dazui (Big Mouth) Enterprise in the busy commercial street of Xidan, in west Beijing, posted a notice in its window.

4 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Reliving atrocities of long ago helps no one

I was deeply shocked on Saturday afternoon to see a public exhibition of photographs depicting grisly atrocities committed by Japanese soldiers in the Rape of Nanjing.

16 Dec 1997 - 12:00am