China brings sex slave issue into spotlight

| Jan 9, 2015

China brings sex slave issue into spotlight

by Ben Dooley

For years, China literally kept the tragic story of its “comfort women” underground. Since 2007, the country’s only museum dedicated to the women forced to work in Imperial Japanese Army brothels has overflowed two cramped rooms in a musty basement on the campus of ...

Jan 6, 2015

Japan to extend visa validity for rich Chinese tourists

The government will further ease visa requirements for high-income Chinese tourists by extending the validity of their multiple-entry visas to five years from the current three, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday. Such tourists will also have unrestricted travel throughout Japan with visas to ...

Jan 6, 2015

China replaces rare earth quotas with export permits

China has instituted a system of export permits for rare earth metals, used in high-tech goods such as mobile phones, the government said, with state-run media describing the move as an abolition of export quotas. China accounts for over 90 percent of global production ...