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Do not try in vain to subvert history

By Zhongsheng (People's Daily Overseas Edition)

08:14, May 04, 2012

Edited and translated People's Daily Online

The governor of Tokyo Shintaro Ishihara has been very active recently. The Japanese politician, who had said Tokyo will buy the Diaoyu Islands of China, again claimed that the Tokyo government had initiated a fund-raising activity for purchase of the Diaoyu Islands. Ishihara said he is also planning an organization to make preparations to step onto the islands and the special organization to manage the procedures of landing on the island will take shape by May 1.

China has reiterated that it has indisputable sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands. Any unilateral act of Japan toward the Diaoyu Islands cannot change the fact. China has sufficient historical and legal basis for the fact. It is a farce that some Japanese want to deal with something that does not belong to them legally.

Many Japanese analysts said that Ishihara aimed at gaining political capital by staging a show over the Diaoyu Islands. Even Japanese media have realized that as a local government official, Ishihara does not have a method to resolve the territorial problem and his irresponsible words and actions will only bring trouble to Japanese diplomacy.

However, the anti-Chinese words and acts of Ishihara and his henchmen still have a certain market, because Japanese right-wing forces frequently subverted the historical truth and some people continued to create tension around the Diaoyu Islands issue, taking the issue as a pawn to promote the "China threat theory." It is not only an outburst of the wrong view of history but also an outlet of the so-called "strategic anxiety" caused by the rise of China.

The Diaoyu Islands is China's inherent territory and China’s determination to defend its territorial integrity and sovereignty is unshakable. The development and progress of China are irresistible and it will never change by the likes and dislikes of someone. Everyone knows what will happen if he or she subvert historical truth and rebel against historical trend. The history will never change and stop.


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PD User at 2012-05-04221.127.47.*
If the prevalent corruption and widespread moral decay (fake goods and adulterated foods etc) continues unchecked, you can expect the Japanese to lay claims on more than just the tiny Tiaoyu Islands. The justification is simple: the survival of the fittest. The morally decadent stands no chance against those who are morally better off.
Canada at 2012-05-0470.36.49.*
Much of the Western version of history is self-serving fiction.

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