19 Mar '11, 1am

War of words on Chinese online forums between those gloating over the Japan quake and others calling for compassion

War of words on Chinese online forums between those gloating over the Japan quake and others calling for compassion

Patients lying on the floor of a hospital in Ishinomaki, northern Japan, on Wednesday. Insensitive comments by Chinese netizens on the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last Friday underline how Japan's invasion of China during World War II, and other recent bilateral spats, still rankle some Chinese. -- PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING - A WAR of words has broken out on Chinese Internet forums between those gloating over the quake and tsunami that hit Japan last Friday and others calling for more compassion. Some Chinese have posted messages online to 'warmly welcome' the disaster that has befallen the Japanese: 'Let's celebrate a certain country's 9.0,' one wrote. 'Japan should have been sunk long ago. The quake's too light, the tsunami's too small. It would be good if they had toppled the damned Yasukuni Shrine,' wrote another, in reference to the shrine that is a...

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