Sunday, April 17, 2005

Yes, We Have No Apologies, We Have No Apologies Today

From Reuters: China refuses to apologize to Japan

By John Ruwitch and Linda Sieg

BEIJING/TOKYO (Reuters) - China told Japan bluntly Sunday that it had nothing to apologize for after weeks of anti-Japanese protests, some violent, in cities across the country.

The Chinese are furious at a revised Japanese school textbook they say whitewashes atrocities during Japan's 1931-45 occupation of China and at Tokyo's bid for a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council.

Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing told his visiting Japanese counterpart, Nobutaka Machimura, that China was willing to develop China-Japan relations taking history as a mirror.

"The Chinese government has never done anything for which it has to apologize to the Japanese people," he said. "The main problem now is that the Japanese government has done a series of things that have hurt the feelings of the Chinese people ... especially in its treatment of history."

Chasing after apologies is like fox hunting. If you don't have a horse, you won't catch the fox.

The Japanese, after witnessing mass rage in China and South Korea, have been encouraged by their new, hyper military alliance with America, to strong arm "apologies" from all and sundry. This was a fruiltess mission from the conception. As our news service here shows with many articles, the Chinese are very angry with Japan right now and this can be easily fixed if the Japanese want to fix it.

Only they don't.

So, once again, the pre war farce is played to an increasingly anxious audience. So far, the Japanese people have been quiet. I remember when students in Japan held regular riots and demonstrations. Now, utterly demoralized, they hunker down and hope they can land a government job or some corporate upper management team position. So an eerie silence engulfs Japan. Meanwhile, the Chinese people, feeling their oats, push harder. This is highly popular over there. Make no mistake, these demonstrations might have been allowed by the government but the lusty happiness of the participants isn't fake. They are really charged up which is making the government nervous.

If one wants to know where energy and power is, one goes to the students of any country and see how active they are in the politics of the day. This seems to be the case in many Muslim countries and quite a few Asian countries.

The fact that China blew off the G7 meetings which ended up being a tragi-comedy suitible only for Opera Buffo, means they intend to follow their own geo political course. The fact that the G7 attacked Argentina yet again must be part of the "we will kill them by making them laugh to death" secret program. The G7 never mentioned the sad fact which Culture of Life News covered a week ago, that China is now the top lender to Argentina, not the IMF.

Indeed, the second biggest lender to the USA is...China. Time to go to Beijing and lecture the Chinese about currency and fiscal matters!

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