Diet members to visit China in early May

Members of a suprapartisan group of Japanese lawmakers are set to visit China for three days from May 4.

The plan was reported to Wednesday’s general meeting of the group, which works to promote the friendship between Japan and China.

The parliamentarians’ league, headed by Masahiko Komura, vice president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, annually sends a mission to China, during the Golden Week holiday period between late April and early May.

Last year, Komura and other members, including Kazuo Kitagawa, deputy leader of Komeito, the LDP’s coalition partner, and Katsuya Okada, head of the largest opposition force, the Democratic Party of Japan, made a visit.

This year’s mission will likely be made up of around 10 lawmakers.

At the general meeting, Komura said that the relationship between the two countries has started improving gradually.

Chinese Ambassador to Japan Cheng Yonghua, who also attended the meeting, welcomed recent moves toward fence-mending and said that this year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and will thus be a good opportunity for Japan.

Cheng also said he hopes that Japan will face history squarely, express its sincere regret over its wartime acts and continue pursuing the path of peaceful development.



China says will clean up smog for 2022 Olympics

Leaders of Beijing’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics say the capital’s notorious air pollution will be much improved by the time of the games.

The vice president of the bid committee, Zhang Jiandong, told reporters on Wednesday that air quality at the rural sites for the skiing and sliding events was already very good.

Mr Zhang said Beijing’s urban centre expects a 25 percent reduction in the very small and extremely unhealthy PM2.5 pollutants under a five-year plan begun in 2013 to close coal-fired power plants and other major polluters.


#Blacklivesmatter Detroit police discover bodies of 2 children in freezer

Police in Detroit made a gruesome discovery Tuesday.

A bailiff performing an eviction on a home on the east side of Detroit called 911 after discovering the body of a female child inside a freezer. While investigating the body, authorities found a second body, a male, according to a release from the Detroit Police Department.

A baliff serving an eviction made the initial discovery of two bodies found in a freezer.


Both bodies were inside a plastic bag, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said.

There are tentative plans to begin the autopsy tomorrow said Ryan Bridges, spokesman for the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office. He added that the office was waiting to allow the bodies to thaw naturally in order to preserve forensic evidence.

The mother of the children was apprehended at a separate location, and was later arrested on child abuse charges, pending the “results of the medical examiner’s report,” a release from the police department said. Police have not yet released her name.

The names of the children have also not been released , but Craig said the boy was approximately 11 years old and the girl was approximately 14.

There were two older children living in the home. They have been placed in protective custody, according to Craig.

The chief said it’s too early in the investigation to determine what happened.

“It’s unknown what factors were involved in this,” he said.

Moreno said the department is asking for the public’s help to come forward with any information pertaining to the crime.

Secret Docs Reveal Calgary Cops Mishandled Anti-Israel Riot

Ezra Levant filed an Access to Information request and uncovered police indifference to last summer’s anti-Israel riot on the steps of Calgary City Hall.

These documents show that the Calgary police were more obsessed with the public relations nightmare Levant’s investigation was creating for them, than with a Jewish family being assaulted on their watch.




Calgary Police Double Standards? ‘Heil Hitler’ vs ‘White Power’

Over the weekend, a Calgary man shouted “White power” at anti-racism demonstrators. During a run in with police, an officer shot the man.

Contrast this with what happened last summer in Calgary, when Muslims chanted “Heil Hitler” at pro-Israel demonstrators — and cops stood by, doing nothing.

And remember: that summer pro-Israel rally was held to protest an earlier incident of police indifference: the assault on a Calgary Jewish family during a riot by Muslim thugs — who were only charged under pressure by Levant and Sun News.

Why the double standard? Why are the police so cowardly?