Have China’s courts cleared the way for Japan reparation claims?

By Fri, Apr 25, 2014 11:47AM UTC The disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands are at the center of the tensions between the two East Asian powers. Pic: AP.

If icy winter winds failed to cool down tensions between China and Japan, the warmth of spring is not doing much either. On Saturday, April 19, two possibly eventful developments took place, promising to bring yet more controversies to the marred relationship between the two East Asian powers.

China set to punish web giant Sina for pornography

By Fri, Apr 25, 2014 11:06AM UTC Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China’s official news agency says authorities plan to revoke two crucial publication licenses for web giant because pornographic content was found on its sites. Xinhua News Agency says the penalty might partially ban the web giant’s operations.

Justin Bieber apologizes for Japan war shrine visit

By Thu, Apr 24, 2014 1:51PM UTC Justin Bieber. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Justin Bieber has apologized to those he offended by visiting Japan’s Yasukuni war shrine this week, saying he was misled to see it as only a place of prayer.

China frees Japanese boat after boat owner pays up

By Thu, Apr 24, 2014 12:51PM UTC China frees Japanese boat after boat owner pays up

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court says today it has released a Japanese commercial ship after owner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines paid more than $28 million involving a dispute dating back to the wartime in the 1930s. The Shanghai Maritime Affairs Court said in a statement Thursday that it freed Mitsui’s

Obama calls for peaceful end to island dispute

By Thu, Apr 24, 2014 12:48PM UTC U.S. President Barack Obama. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama says he wants to see a dispute between China and Japan over islands in the East China Sea resolved peacefully.

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