Taiwan school textbook row highlights antipathy to 'one China'

Aug 3, 2015

Taiwan school textbook row highlights antipathy to 'one China'

Protests in Taiwan over textbook revisions that students say aim to brainwash them into accepting a “one China” view of history underscore the island’s growing sense of independence from its vast neighbor and geopolitical foe. Hundreds of youths stormed the Ministry of Education compound ...

Taiwanese, confronting past history, target Chiang statues

Aug 2, 2015

Taiwanese, confronting past history, target Chiang statues

One has been beheaded, others defaced. Some are dressed in costumes by pranksters. Statues of Taiwan’s former ruler Chiang Kai-shek have been increasingly targeted as the island confronts its authoritarian past. Though still seen as a hero by some in Taiwan for waging war ...

Taiwan students storm ministry amid furor over 'pro-China' textbooks

Jul 31, 2015

Taiwan students storm ministry amid furor over 'pro-China' textbooks

Hundreds of Taiwan students stormed the ministry of education compound early on Friday, after one committed suicide earlier in the week, intensifying anti-China protests over textbooks they say are aimed at promoting Beijing’s “one China” policy. About 700 students climbed barricades around the ministry ...

Kyoto bids to host Cultural Affairs Agency

Jul 30, 2015

Kyoto bids to host Cultural Affairs Agency

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The city of Kyoto is stepping up efforts to become the new home of the Cultural Affairs Agency, which works to protect Japan’s officially designated cultural treasures. Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa, Kyoto Gov. Keiji Yamada and corporate executives in the Kansai region met Wednesday to ...

Jul 29, 2015

Sweden says wreck is Russian sub from WWI

Sweden said on Tuesday the wreck of a submarine found off its coast appeared to be a Tsarist-era Russian vessel that collided with a Swedish ship about a century ago. “We are most likely talking about the Russian submarine the Som (Catfish), which sank ...

Jul 28, 2015

U.S. working to identify remains of victims in Pearl Harbor attack

The U.S. military on Monday exhumed more caskets containing the unidentified remains of USS Oklahoma crew members killed in the 1941 Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency disinterred five coffins from four grave sites at the National Memorial Cemetery of ...

Jul 28, 2015

Ireland to hand adoptees birth records for first time

Ireland will allow tens of thousands of adopted people access to their birth certificates for the first time under proposed legislation that some advocacy groups say could still deprive many of their identities. International laws say all children should be able to establish their ...

China unveils logo to mark WWII victory over Japan

Jul 27, 2015

China unveils logo to mark WWII victory over Japan

China on Monday unveiled its official logo for the forthcoming commemorations of victory over Japan 70 years ago, invoking both peace in the form of doves and robust nationalism with Communist colors and imagery of the Great Wall. The symbol is centered around a ...