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Nation 18 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

Xi’s rule for life – for better or worse

Beijing’s decision to allow Xi Jinping to stay on for life as president may be regressive in democratic terms, but many view his leadership as necessary to achieve the China Dream and surmount the challenges ahead.

AseanPlus News 22 Jun 2017 | 7:29 AM

Compensation for Guam WWII atrocity survivors

Hagatna (Guam) (AFP) - The US government has launched a compensation scheme for survivors of Japanese atrocities in Guam, 73 years after hostilities ended on the Pacific island.

World 30 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

Abe’s US visit had ‘hawkish intent’

Beijing: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor, criticised by China as lacking in sincerity, was quickly followed by one of his Cabinet ministers visiting a Tokyo war shrine.

World 22 Mar 2016 | 4:46 PM

China lodges protest with Japan over new text books

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it had lodged a formal protest with Japan over new Japanese school text books which it said distorted the history of Japanese atrocities in China and reasserted a Japanese claim to a group of disputed islands.

World 30 Aug 2015 | 12:25 PM

Beijing battens down, cranks up propaganda ahead of war parade

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing is battening down the hatches and cranking up the propaganda ahead of a massive military parade this week to mark the end of World War Two, shooing cars from streets and shutting factories for the Communist Party's biggest event of the year.

Nation 08 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM

Checklist for a Sino-Japanese thaw

China and Japan are both keen to alleviate tensions, but some actions need to be taken for this to happen.

Nation 28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

Sea of change in pacifist policy

Japan may have crossed a rubicon as it will only be a matter of time before it acts like a ‘normal’ country where troop deployment is concerned.

AseanPlus News 06 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

Shaken by the lifting of ban

Defence policy move by conservative PM Shinzo Abe raises fears young Japanese will again be sent to fight overseas.