Mourning Candles & Smileys for Dead Japanese Hostages

At Tea Leaf Nation, Minami Funakoshi considers perceived differences between the Sina and Tencent Weibo platforms based on reactions to an Asahi Shimbun post on Japanese deaths in the recent Algerian hostage crisis. [… E]ven a...

Gamers Fight Corrupt Officials, Learn from Lei Feng

Chinese authorities’ attitude toward video games has been mixed, with large industry subsidies on one hand and wariness of moral corrosion on the other. At the same time, The Telegraph’s Malcolm Moore reports, the...

In Chinese City, WWII Enemies Are Now Partners

From Los Angeles Times: Looking back, Japanese businessman Tomatsu Ito says, he might as well have moved to Mars rather than a few hours’ flight away to China. Unlike in his publicly polite homeland, drivers in Dalian were...

Say sorry or no dinner: China to Japan

From Reuters, via NEWS.com.au: JAPANESE customers must apologise for their country’s wartime occupation of China before getting a seat at a restaurant in former Manchuria or find another place to eat, Japan’s Kyodo news agency has said. No Japanese had tried to enter the restaurant in the northeastern Chinese city of Jilin since it started […]

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