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Museum will preserve site of ‘earliest China’

The construction of a museum on a cultural heritage site with more than 3,500 years of history, often referred to as “the earliest China”, began on Sunday in the city of Luoyang in central Henan province. The Erlitou site, named after its surrounding village, was discovered in 1959 and was later found to be the […]

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Abe betrays history’s conscience

To many who want right-wing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to clarify his views on history and apologize for the Japanese military’s atrocities during World War II, his address to a joint session of the US Congress on Wednesday came as a huge disappointment.

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City reclaims its glorious past

Sichuan’s provincial capital boasts long history of exchanges with the outside world, Huang Zhiling reports from Chengdu.

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Book tells story of ‘comfort women’

The story of China’s World War II-era “comfort women” should be told to help ease their historical pain, said the author of a new book on the subject in Washington on Tuesday.

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Banknote buys true history

Japanese professor digs into truth of nation’s past and is determined his compatriots will learn the truth, Cai Hong reports. For Hiroshi Tanaka, money can teach history. In his case a 1,000 yen ($10 now) note printed in 1963 was the window through which the professor emeritus at Tokyo’s Hitotsubashi University saw for the first […]

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The village that time forgot

Sleepy Xiamei village in Fujian province has a rich past but these days it seems to be slowly fading away into history, He Na and Su Li report. Wearing light blue clothes with a pattern of small black flowers, a pair of glasses and her white and gray hair in a bun, Zhu Ezai, 80, […]

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