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KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- Kill, hand, club. Those three Chinese characters make up the word shashoujian, or assassin's mace, a legendary secret weapon that appears in ancient Chinese folklore.

With the club, the assassin would incapacitate his enemy, unexpectedly and totally, ensuring success even if it meant ignoring the rules of contact.

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