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China, Japan need global view

By China Daily (China Daily)

22:57, October 23, 2011

BEIJING - Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Saturday urged China and Japan to develop a "global vision" while shaping their bilateral ties.

Wen made the remarks while meeting with members of the Fifth 21st Century Committee for China-Japan Friendship.

The committee, an advisory panel to both governments, will convene for a three-day meeting in Beijing and Central China's Hunan province to discuss China-Japan relations and provide suggestions to the two countries.

Wen urged the committee members to "take a global vision" together, "to exchange opinions frankly, seek consensus and make more valuable suggestions to the two governments, and to put new impetus into improving strategic ties between the two countries".

Ties between the two Asian neighbors have improved in recent years, but the relationship is sometimes affected by lingering problems including territorial disputes, and the bitter legacy of the Japanese troops' cruelty towards Chinese citizens during World War II.

China, after decades of rapid development, overtook Japan last year as the world's second-largest economy.

Some Japanese politicians in recent years have said that China's rapid development poses a threat to Asian countries. But Beijing has repeatedly assured its neighbors and refuted the notion of any "China threat".

Analysts said the global vision described by Wen invites cooperation on a broad platform instead of overemphasizing competition within the Asian region.

Next year marks the 40th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic ties, and Wen has urged both countries to seize the opportunity to strengthen cooperation, enhance mutual understanding and trust, enlarge their common interests and deepen the friendship between their people.

He urged scholars and experts - especially the committee - to play an important role in enhancing the mutual understanding and friendship.

The committee is co-chaired by Tang Jiaxuan, a former China State councilor, and Taizo Nishimuro, former Tokyo Stock Exchange president.

A flurry of other diplomatic visits has been arranged in recent months by both China and Japan.

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Pan Asian at 2011-10-24220.255.2.*
Isn"t the Japanese PM recently in a military parade review exchanged the opinion in a open and frank manner that China is a sworn enemy of Japan and need to be contain. Opinion poll conducted in 1st half of this year, showed 80% Japanese has a fond dislike of the Chinese people. So, the Chinese people is suffering from a unrequited friendship withdrawal symptoms despite Japanese wartime atrocities committed, the plundering of China’s mineral resources to feed the Japanese war machines in the quest for the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere dream. Till today, the Chinese living in NE China are still suffering from exposures of those buried unexploded imperial Japanese WW2 chemical and biological munitions. Not sure, was it plain stupidity or profound magnanimity of the Nationalist Chinese Kuomintang government in making a blundering decision in renouncing war reparations demands from Japanese. The Chinese Qing dynasty had no such luck with the Japanese in their war reparations during the first Sino-Japanese war of 1894, where the Qing government paid reparations 6.4 times of the equivalent annual Japanese government revenue, which excludes the ceding of Taiwan, Penghu and Liaodong peninsula to the empire of Japan. No wonder till today, in the Japanese’s psyche that they only surrendered to the Americans and as far as their concern, they remain undefeated to the other allies war parties. Instead of solemn repentance and overwhelmed war guilt for their past misdeeds, the current Japanese bureaucrats who are descendants of war time ruling elites are ganging up with the anxiety disorders Americans, who feared the loss of their privileged dominance in western pacific to contain China’s economic rise. Luckily for the Japanese, the Chinese people are too meek to behave like their enshrined ruthless Japanese forefathers in the Yasukuni shrine in sending them to the disrepute imperial Japanese Unit 773 constructed gas chambers for the payback they did in the last century. Because of the Chinese civil war, the Chinese people lost the golden opportunity and failed to emulate the Jewish Nazi hunters in bringing those Japanese war criminals to justice for their war crimes committed in China. Those apologist will voiced their disgruntlement on why do the post war Japanese government need to apologise for their country’s past misdeeds, how I wished, they could tell it right to the faces of those victim relatives who were ganged raped, bayoneted, burned, buried alive or beheaded or pressed into comfort women just because they are not of the Yamato race. Till now, unlike the Germans, we still continue to hear Japanese lawmakers and generals denying their country’s wartime atrocities and their education ministry progressively whitewashed their misdemeanours of the period in their history books. Without coming with terms of her war past with other Asian countries, Japan has the tenacity to demand a permanent seat in the UN‘s security council based on sheer size of her economic prowess and the funds she provides to the UN.
xie at 2011-10-24175.144.194.*
Who is Mr Wen"s press officer? Better get a new one.
  

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