Xinhua weekly photos (Aug. 12 - Aug. 18)

Source:Xinhua| 2017-08-20 10:37:31|Editor: Mengjie


Huang Youliang, a former "comfort woman", stays at home in Yidui Village of Lingshui County, south China's Hainan Province, Aug. 2, 2017. Huang died at the age of 90 on Aug. 12. A total of 24 Chinese comfort women, including Huang, have attempted to sue the Japanese government in four cases since 1995, all have failed. Old age is taking the lives of "comfort women," a euphemism for girls and women forced into sex slavery by the Japanese during WWII. Across the Chinese mainland, only 14 comfort women are still alive, according to the Research Center for Comfort Women at Shanghai Normal University. And, some 400,000 women across Asia were forced to be "comfort women" for the Japanese army during WWII, and nearly half of them were Chinese, according to the Research Center for Comfort Women. (Xinhua/Yang Guanyu)

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