Kyodo News reports on the death of a Chinese woman who had sued the Japanese government over sexual violence during World War II: Guo Xicui, a Chinese woman who filed a lawsuit against the Japanese government seeking reparations...
May 15, 2013
Amid the ongoing Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands dispute — a notable spell of discord in the long-strained Sino-Japanese relationship — players on both shores of the East China Sea have made recent moves stoking the flames of diplomatic...
Dec 20, 2012
In partnership with the China Copyright and Media blog, CDT is adding the “Beijing Internet...
Jun 26, 2007
From China Daily: Zhou Fenying is a living witness to the dark history that still poisons China’s relations with Japan more than 60 years after World War Two. hen Zhou was 22, Japanese soldiers came to her village in eastern China, grabbed her and her sister-in-law and carted them off to a military brothel, she […]
Apr 27, 2007
From the New York Times: In two landmark rulings, Japan’s highest court on Friday rejected compensation claims filed by former wartime sex slaves and forced laborers from China but acknowledged that they had been coerced by the Japanese military or industry. The decisions were handed down as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tried to head off […]
Mar 9, 2007
From A Glimpse of the World blog: Imagine a world where Germany denied the Holocaust, the United States denied the slaughter of Native Americans and Europe denied organizing its immensely profitable and centuries-long trans-Atlantic trade in African slaves. Why would they bother? Presumably because they thought cleaning up these dark blots on their past would […]
Mar 8, 2007
From Japan Focus: In August 2000, the German Foundation Act established a fund to compensate tens of thousands of survivors of Nazi slave labour. The 5.1 billion Euro fund was financed jointly by the German government and companies which had been involved in the use of wartime slave labour, and by 2005, over 70,000 claims […]
CDT in the News
- Language Log, UPenn – Typos as a means for circumventing censorship
- ASPI’s Daily Cyber Digest (July 21) – Mention of CDT’s “CCP Seeks Control Over Xinjiang Narrative as Xi Visits the Region”
- Sinocism (July 25, 2022 newsletter) – Taiwan and Pelosi; Vaccinations; Real estate bailout; Xi Thought on Diplomacy
- Politico (China Watcher Newsletter) – Xi’s Online Nicknames Spark Censorship Spree
- Nature – New deepfake regulations in China are a tool for social stability, but at what cost?