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China signals reconciliation with Japan at massacre memorial

NANJING, China — China marked the anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre by Japan with a message of peace and friendship last week, potentially helping to realign relations between the rival Asian powers. A somber President Xi Jinping led a nationally televised ceremony to remember the estimated 300,000 Chinese who died when Japan’s Imperial Army occupied Nanjing, then China’s capital, 80 years ago. China has consistently reminded its people of the 1937 massacre, but in what is being interpreted as a highly significant diplomatic gesture, Xi did not lay wreaths or…

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‘BEGGAR!’ North Korea warns Seoul after president visits China amid World War 3 fears

The rogue regime’s official newspaper billed Ban Ki-moon’s visit “a worthless trip of a beggar trying to get rid of the international isolation caused by his policy of toeing the US line”. Pyongyang also accused the South Korean leader of “escalating confrontation with the fellow countrymen through strengthened cooperation with the foreign forces in the anti-DPRK sanction and pressure racket”. Mr Moon spent four days in China for talks with Xi Jinping. The pair agreed to four principals for handling North Korea and resolving the rapidly escalating nuclear tension. They…

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World War 3: China told to ‘MOBILISE ITS DEFENCES’ for war with North Korea ‘at any time’

During a conference in the country’s capital on escalating tensions with the hermit kingdom, Wang Hongguang, stated that the Asian superpower should ready its military for World War 3. He said: “It is a highly dangerous period. “China should mobilise its defences for war.” Mr Wang was backed by China’s executive-level State Council cabinet advisor Shi Yinhong who stated that “North Korea is a time bomb”. He added: “We can only delay the explosion, hoping that by delaying it, a time will come to remove the detonator. “Conditions on the…

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World War 3: How China could be key to solving North Korea crisis

As tensions between the rogue state, its neighbours and the US approach boiling point, China’s instincts on North Korea could resolve the crisis, according to one expert. Joshua Pollack, editor of The Nonproliferation Review and a leading expert on nuclear proliferation, says showing “willingness to negotiate” with Kim Jong-un would be the first step to cooling the heated conflict. China’s attitude to North Korea has tended to come closest to this. However he says US pressure on China could make matters worse – as it is forcing president Xi Jinping…

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World War 3: China begins naval drills as North Korea warns of NUCLEAR WAR

The live-fire drills will last for four days, and are being conducted just off the coast of North Korea in a show of strength amid world war 3 fears. An area spanning 276 square kilometres has been declared off-limits to all but military vessels during the intense drills. The scale of the drills, including how many ships are participating, is not clear. Chinese warships also took part in a major drill in the East China Sea last week, while its air force has also conducted high-level drills. The US, South…

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Christmas cancelled: Chinese university crackdown to resist ‘corrosion’ of Western culture

Shenyang Pharmaceutical University informed students the ban was to help them develop their own “cultural confidence”. And the university claimed youngsters have been “blindly excited” by Western holidays. The statement said: “In recent years, influenced by Western culture and individual business operations, as well as erroneous public opinions expressed on the Internet, some young people are blindly excited by Western holidays, especially religious holidays like Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.” Now the University has banned the students’ union from holding Christmas-related activities. The ban was put in place “in order…

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China tries to woo South Korea to become world’s link to North Korea’s nuclear programme

With fears a North Korea conflict might provoke World War 3, the Chinese have been urged to take action against their sabre-rattling ally. And premier Li Keying announced today stalled bilateral projects with the South would now resume. It has fuelled hopes China could act as a bridge between both sides of the divided Korean peninsula and avert a potentially catastrophic conflict. For nearly a year, China-South Korea relations have been tense with Beijing angry about the deployment of the US-made Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile system in…

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LiAngelo Ball says UCLA made him thank Trump

It looks like the feud between President Donald Trump and the Ball family isn’t ending any time soon. LiAngelo Ball, who was on the UCLA men’s basketball team until recently, said Wednesday that the university pressured him to thank the president for his release from China after he and two teammates were arrested on suspicion of shoplifting more than a month ago. “[Trump] tweeted about it before my speech so I had to add it in there right before I gave it,” Ball told “The Breakfast Club,” a morning radio…

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China remembers 142,000 killed in massacre, offers ‘friendship’ to Japan

BEIJING — China marked the 80th anniversary of the Nanking Massacre on Wednesday with a call to work with Japan for peace, but President Xi Jinping kept a low profile and left the main public remarks to another senior official. China and Japan have long sparred over their painful history. China consistently reminds its people of the 1937 massacre in which it says Japanese troops killed 300,000 people in what was then its capital. China’s national anthem is sung during Wednesday’s memorial ceremony. How Hwee Young / EPA A postwar…

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World War 3: North Korea ‘FORCE the US to PLEA’ for talks and Kim can keep nuclear weapons

During a speech to Washington think tank the Atlantic Council, US secretary of state Rex Tillerson showed an eagerness to negotiate with Kim Jong-un without the pre-condition of giving up his provocative nuclear programme beforehand. He said: “Let’s just meet. “We can talk about the weather if you want. We can talk about whether it’s going to be a square table or a round table. “Then we can begin to lay out a map, a road map, of what we might be willing to work towards. “We’re ready to have…

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