• In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, a Chinese military vehicle carrying what appears to be covered short-range ballistic missiles rolls down a main avenue during a rehearsal for a large military parade in Beijing. When China rolls out its latest armaments Thursday, Sept. 3, for a lavish parade commemorating the defeat of Japan in World War II, defense experts and foreign armies will be watching closely for any revelations about new military capabilities. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

    A preview of new gear China’s military showing off at parade

    BEIJING (AP) — When China rolls out its latest armaments Thursday for a lavish parade commemorating the defeat of Japan in World War II, defense experts and foreign armies will be watching closely for any revelations about new military capabilities.

  • In this photo taken on Aug. 26, 2015, by the Central News Agency, two special edition swipe cards for Taiwan's mass transit are seen on display featuring the clothed image of  27-year-old, Japanese porn star Yui Hatano, in Taipei, Taiwan.  Despite strong opposition, the 15,000 limited-edition cards sold out within hours overnight via a telephone hotline. (Central News Agency via the AP)

    Taiwan swipe card with porn star image sells out in 4 hours

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A special edition swipe card for Taiwan’s mass transit featuring the clothed image of a Japanese porn star sold out within hours overnight via a telephone hotline, despite a storm of opposition.

  • In this photo taken July 20, 2015, Chinese veteran Sun Yibai, 97, pausea during an interview at this home in Beijing. Veterans such as Sun have long found themselves on the wrong side of the Communist historical narrative. Their service with the Nationalists led to imprisonment, persecution and often death in the years after the 1949 communist revolution. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    China gives little credit, or help, to Nationalist WWII vets

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese veteran Sun Yibai doesn’t have much time for the Communist Party’s claim to have led China to victory against Japan in World War II.