Saturday, April 23, 2005

Days of Rage in China

Below is my comment on the article of "Days of Rage Page 14  Time, April 25, 2005"

As you pointed out in your cover story, the power struggle between Beijing and Tokyo to gain the dominance in Asia lies behind the scenes and the initial symbolic issue is Japan’s bid to join an expanded United Nations Security Council. To my relief, however, the issue will not balloon quickly because majority of the Japanese young and old seem to be relatively calm and quiet despite that they are exchanging their good and bad feelings about China on the web as well as in the pubs and snack bars every day and night.
To avoid further tensions, both China and Japan should respect each other as an indispensable neighbor and should not forget that the every step and word is always witnessed by other Asian people and the world.


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