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Sunday, July 24, 2005

What next? No apology, no potstickers (Jiao Zi)?



Thanks to The Asia Pages for highlighting this:


China hospital hangs sign banning Japanese people

Friday, July 22, 2005 at 07:35 JST

BEIJING — A hospital in southern China has hung a sign outside its entrance forbidding Japanese people from entering unless they apologize for the Japanese army's World War II-era use of "comfort women," two of whom were treated there, a local paper reported Thursday.

The Hainan Eastern-Western Medicine United Hospital, located in the central district of Haikou, capital of the island province of Hainan, posted the sign in Chinese and Japanese on Wednesday afternoon, according to the South Country Metropolitan News.

The sign reads: "Japanese people first apologize, then enter. Japanese people who 'decide not to admit to their crimes' are prohibited from entering."

This sign is the second of its kind reported this month in China. On July 9, a newspaper said a Western-style restaurant in the northeastern Chinese city of Jilin had hung up a sign requiring that any Japanese customers apologize for Japan's wartime history before being served.


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