Taiwan to seek fewer new US fighter jets - Liberty Times says the military could hardly afford another fleet of 66 F-16 C/Ds following the costly F-16 A/B upgrade plan; legislator says this leave the door open to buying more advanced F-35s - Khaleej Times (2012/08/13)
Taiwan urges Japan to apologise over sex slaves during WWII - referred to euphemistically as "comfort women" by Japan during the war, up to 200,000 women from Taiwan, China, South Korea, Indonesia and the Philippines were forced to serve as sex slaves by the Japanese military – as the victims age, an apology from Japan becomes more and more pressing - The News (2012/12/10)
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