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North Korean Nuclear Scientist Who Defected to China Commits Suicide After Forced to Return

North Korean Nuclear Scientist Who Defected to China Commits Suicide After Forced to Return

🕔14:37, 29.Dec 2017

A North Korean nuclear scientist who fled the country while taking time off from work to deal with “anxiety over his research projects” has killed himself inside a prison cell after being recaptured in China and sent back over the border, according to a report. “He killed himself only a few hours after he was placed in solitary confinement at the State Security Department in Sinuiju city” the source said.

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‘Comfort Women’: True Story of Women Forced to Perform Sexual Acts for Japanese Armed Forces During WWII

‘Comfort Women’: True Story of Women Forced to Perform Sexual Acts for Japanese Armed Forces During WWII Updated

🕔12:00, 29.Dec 2017

In every large-scale armed conflict, women are victims of sexual violence. In most cases this is kept quiet – by victims, perpetrators and government leaders. A few years later, when an attempt was made to turn it into a film, Occupation censors intervened again and ordered the rewrite of the script for a total of eight times. As a result, in the film, its main character was changed from a comfort woman to a singer visiting soldiers in a war zone. Lee Ok-Seon spent three years in a Japanese military brothel in China against her will during WW II. Nearly 70 years after the surrender of Japan, she visited Germany to make her story known about the ‘Comfort Women’.

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After Trump Criticism, China Says No Illicit Oil Sales to North Korea

After Trump Criticism, China Says No Illicit Oil Sales to North Korea

🕔09:53, 29.Dec 2017

China on Friday denied reports it has been illicitly selling oil products to North Korea, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was not happy that China had allowed oil to reach the isolated nation. Trump said on Twitter the previous day that China had been “caught” allowing oil into North Korea and that would prevent “a friendly solution” to the crisis over North Korea’s nuclear programme.

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China vs Japan: Asian Giants Battle for Supremacy

China vs Japan: Asian Giants Battle for Supremacy Updated

🕔01:00, 29.Dec 2017

Tensions are high between East Asian neighbours China and Japan. China accuses Japan of failing to repent for historical wrongs, while Japan accuses China of dwelling on the past. But behind the talk of the past there are also fears and ambitions for the future. As China speeds towards economic parity with the Japanese heavyweight, competition for resources and markets is growing. Both wish to match their economic prowess with leading roles in world diplomacy. Both are anxious to take maximum advantage of a rapidly changing regional power balance.

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Nanking Massacre: The Rape of Nanking (Nanjing)

Nanking Massacre: The Rape of Nanking (Nanjing)

🕔12:23, 28.Dec 2017

Once one of China’s most prosperous cities and industrial centers, Nanking (Nanjing) took decades to recover from the devastation it experienced. Abandoned as the national capital in 1949 for Beijing, it grew into a modern industrial city during the communist period and today is home to many of China’s largest state-owned firms.

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China Calls for Constructive Efforts to Ease Korean Tensions

China Calls for Constructive Efforts to Ease Korean Tensions

🕔15:49, 25.Dec 2017

China, with which North Korea does some 90 percent of its trade, has repeatedly called for calm and restraint from all sides and for a return to talks. The North’s old allies China and Russia both supported the latest U.N. sanctions.

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