China hosts young overseas Sinologists

Eighteen scholars from 15 countries including the United States and France on Tuesday completed a research visit in Beijing for overseas Sinologists. Jointly held by the Ministry of Culture and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the visit included lectures by Chinese scholars from prestigious universities and institutes. According to the ministry, lectures covered various […]

Chinese to salvage Flying Tigers plane

A salvage team on Thursday started to retrieve an airplane sunk under a lake in southwest China’s Yunnan Province that was flown by the Flying Tigers during World War II. The Flying Tigers, officially known as the American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force, was a group composed of ex-pilots from the U.S. […]

Chinese gov’t highlights lack of heritage protection

Chinese authorities singled out eight cities and towns on Monday for their failure to properly preserve historically and culturally significant heritage. The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and the State Administration of Culture Heritage said in a circular that insufficient efforts by the municipalities to protect their heritage have led to serious damage. The […]

Three of Hunan’s Famous Relics Included in World Cultural Heritage Tentative List

The work conference on application of world cultural heritage of Hunan Province was held in Changsha on the morning of December 17. Laosi Town, regional defense system in Fenghuang and villages of the Dong people were included in the World Cultural Heritage Tentative List. At the meeting, the local governments of the three cultural relics […]

Ma urges justice for WWII comfort women

Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou said Dec. 9 that the government will do its best to help Taiwan’s former comfort women preserve relevant historical evidence in their fight for compensation from the Japanese government. Ma made the remarks at the 11th Asian Solidarity Conference for the Issue of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan held by Taipei […]

Chongqing to build treaty port culture block on Nanbin Road

Chongqing to build treaty port culture block on Nanbin Road

The Administration of Chongqing’s Nanbin Road unveiled on December 5 that Chongqing plans to build the treaty port culture block on Nanbin Road. As the first renovated building in the block, the Sun Family Compoud started its construction during the Anti-Japanese War, and is expected to open to public within December, 2012 after renovation. The […]

China urges Japan to face up to history

China urges Japan to face up to history

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun on Friday urged Japan to face up to its history and sincerely correct its mistakes. “If Japan cannot face up to history, cannot examine its conscience and sincerely correct its mistakes, no matter how developed its economy is, it will never stand up morally or psychologically,” he said. Zhang […]

Japan’s theft of Diaoyu Islands tramples on anti-fascist victory

Japan’s theft of Diaoyu Islands tramples on anti-fascist victory

Japan’s “purchase” and “nationalization” of the Diaoyu Islands makes a mockery of the World War II victory and the following arrangements for Japan set out in the Cairo Declaration and the Potsdam Proclamation, an expert said on Sunday. Li Guoqiang, deputy director of the Research Center For Chinese Borderland History and Geography under the Chinese […]

WW2 bombing victims in Chongqing sue Japan

WW2 bombing victims in Chongqing sue Japan

Victims of a series of bombings of southwest Chinese city Chongqing during World War Two are seeking compensation from the Japanese government, more than seven decades after an atrocity that killed nearly 40,000 people. The collective civil suit was brought by 15 Chongqing bombing survivors — including a 91 year old — and their families […]

My College Upper Classman, Hu Jintao

My College Upper Classman, Hu Jintao

Hu Jintao was my upper classman when we were both students at Tsinghua University . Forty years ago, we belonged to the same culture and arts group on campus, and as such dined in the same cafeteria, lived in the same dormitory, and took part in activities of the same branch of the Communist Youth […]

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