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For Bill Savadove's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

'Empire of the Sun' prison camp erased from memory

Feb 4, 2014

'Empire of the Sun' prison camp erased from memory

No public memorial marks the former Shanghai internment camp that was made famous by J.G. Ballard’s novel “Empire of the Sun,” where more than 1,800 foreigners were held by Japanese forces during World War II. Ballard’s fictionalized version of his experiences in the Lunghwa ...

China reveals its Arctic ambitions in new shipping route

Aug 18, 2013

China reveals its Arctic ambitions in new shipping route

The maiden voyage to Europe by a Chinese merchant ship through the Northeast Passage will help the world’s biggest exporter speed goods to market and is a symbol of Beijing’s strategic ambitions in the Arctic. The emerging Arctic Ocean shipping route north of Russia ...

Apr 12, 2013

China culls poultry as bird flu cases grow

Residents of the Chinese city of Nanjing were ordered to cull all their poultry as local authorities stepped up attempts to halt the spread of the deadly H7N9 strain of avian influenza, state media reported Thursday. Thousands of birds and livestock were slaughtered by ...