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Heart-wrenching memory: "comfort women" records in north China's Shanxi (10)

(Xinhua)    08:38, August 16, 2018
Heart-wrenching memory:
Li Ailian sits on the bed in Shaoqu Village of Wuxiang County, north China's Shanxi Province, Aug. 3, 2016. Li died on Jan. 23, 2018 at the age of 90. In the summer of 1945, Li was abducted and abused regularly by Japanese invaders for over 50 days. Women forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army before and during World War II were called "comfort women." Research shows some 400,000 women in Asia were forced to be "comfort women" for the Japanese army during World War II, nearly half of whom were Chinese. However, the Japanese government has refused to acknowledge legal responsibility for the "comfort women" issue so far. Reporters from Xinhua spent many years to look for the victims and recorded their current lives. (Xinhua/Zhan Yan)

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