National / Politics Aug 14, 2015

Taiwan urges Japan to learn lesson from wartime aggression

Taiwan on Friday called on the Japanese government to keep examining its wartime aggression and learn a lesson from history on the eve of the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II. Presidential Office Spokesman Charles Chen said President Ma Ying-jeou expressed hope ...

National May 15, 2014

China voices concern over Abe's bid to end pacifist defense policy

China on Thursday expressed concern over the possibility that Japan will try to reinterpret its pacifist Constitution so that its military can defend other countries. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China has "full reasons to be highly vigilant about Japan's true intentions and its ...

Chinese media slam shrine trip but public quiet

National / Politics Dec 27, 2013

Chinese media slam shrine trip but public quiet

No demonstrations against Japan were seen in Chinese cities Friday after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made his visit to war-linked Yasukini Shrine the previous day, but the newspapers were nearly unanimous in criticizing him for blatantly challenging the postwar international order. A larger-than-usual police presence ...