National / Politics Feb 26, 2014

China accuses Japan of being regional 'troublemaker'

China on Tuesday labeled Japan a "troublemaker" that is damaging regional peace and stability, firing back at earlier criticism from Tokyo over a spike in tensions in northeast Asia. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying was responding to comments by Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida that China's ...

Asia Pacific / Politics Feb 26, 2014

Chinese to sue Japanese firms over wartime forced labor

A group of Chinese experts and citizens will on Wednesday file a lawsuit against Japanese companies to seek compensation for victims of wartime forced labor, a lawyer involved in the plan said Tuesday. The lawsuit, if accepted by the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court, ...

National / Politics Feb 25, 2014

Japan to raise air defense zone again at U.N. agency

Japan plans to propose taking up the issue of air defense identification zones with the International Civil Aviation Organization as it did last November after China's declaration of an ADIZ in the East China Sea that covers the Japan-administered Senkaku Islands. The ICAO, a U.N. ...

History museum takes no prisoners

Asia Pacific Feb 27, 2011

History museum takes no prisoners

by Jeff Kingston

A powerful earthquake devastated Sichuan Province in 2008 and recovery is still ongoing, but this prosperous and fertile region of southwest China has also suffered a series of man-made disasters. During the Great Leap Forward (1958-61), when as many as 45 million Chinese died from ...