Photo taken on Jan. 10, 2014 shows a report by Japanese Military Police of Kwangtung Army about the escape of forced Chinese laborers on Sep. 22, 1943, in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province. The Japanese documents recently released by Jilin Provincial Archives regarding "forced Chinese labor" show in detail Japanese troops' warfare crimes on forcing Chinese laborers including exploitation, maltreatment and execution. (Xinhua/Wang Haofei)
Japan's state role in wartime sex slaves documented
CHANGCHUN, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- Wartime documents show Japanese government's role in forcing women to work as wartime sex slaves for Japanese occupying troops.
The files came out as a crushing blow to Japan's right-wing politicians seeking to deny that Japan had played a state role in the issue and saying the "comfort women" were "transported by private businessmen." Full story
Japan in sharp contrast to Germany: Chinese FM
BEIJING, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- China said on Friday that the way Japan views its aggression history was in sharp contrast to that of Germany, leading to concerns of where it is heading.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comments at a daily press briefing in response to a report that French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called on China and Japan to learn from the French-German relationship and solve issues and respect each other. Full story
Japan worships war criminals while Europe says no to Nazi: Chinese ambassador
VIENNA, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- No European politicians dare to defy world opinion by prostrating themselves before Adolf Hitler and other war criminals, in sharp contrast to Japanese leaders' worship to a controversial war-linked shrine, the Chinese ambassador to Austria said.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's year-end visit to the Yasukuni shrine, which honors Japan's war dead, including 14 class-A war criminals in World War II, seriously damaged the political basis of relations between Tokyo and its neighbors, Zhao Bin said in an article carried on Tuesday by the Austrian daily Wiener Zeitung. Full story