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Are China's memories of the Boxer Rebellion 120 years ago keeping Beijing from being open, transparent and cooperative? (Nikkei Montage/Getty Images and Xinhua/Kyodo)
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Haunted by a phantom, China fights a modern-day siege

Bitter memories of Boxer Rebellion make virus compensation a non-starter

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- In the heyday of the Qing dynasty, the emperor who was credited with stabilizing China after years of war eventually came across a seemingly intractable foe, malaria.

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