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Anti - japanese protests in china

  1. Apr 14, 2005 #1
    what you guys make out of recent anti-japanese protests in china ?
    first: let me say that without stamp of aproval from from chinese government they would not be able to go on the street and protest,otherwise if they went they would be shot at like on tianamen square in 1989.
    secondly: some chinese must have very short memory and are hypocrites, because they also invaded and enslaved defensles,sovereign nation, namely Nepal, and killed milions of nepalese and millions of their own people during Mao era.
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  3. Apr 14, 2005 #2
    I'd be mad at the Japanese if I were Chinese - but I haven't heard anything about that yet, can you elaborate?
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  5. Apr 14, 2005 #4
    China and Japan haven't liked each other for a very long time and from what I understand they both tend to be rather ethnocentric.
  6. Apr 19, 2005 #5


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    There are also fears that this conflict is bad for the economy.
  7. Apr 20, 2005 #6
    I think the Japanese would do well to accept responsibility for their actions during WWII, a good start would be teaching their students about it.

    That being said, I'd also like to say, China doesn't exactly have the best track record on human rights issues.
  8. Apr 20, 2005 #7
    I can't blame the Chinese for being mad as hell. They have just as much right to be made as the Jews at Germany.

    They've certainly got more right to be mad at the Japanese for what they did during WWII then Americans have a right to be mad at the Chinese for being a communist country.

    Sure, China has plenty of human rights violations and has invaded sovereign countries, but then again, so does the United States. So it seems quite ironic for Americans to be mad at the Chinese for being mad about the Japanese and throwing around words like hypocrasy.

    Furthermore, it would also seem hypocritical to me for Americans to be criticizing the Japanese for failing to address it's past atrocities in school history books, since we're not really any better.
  9. Apr 20, 2005 #8
    all this is about Japan having seat in UN security council. Chinese protests against Japan's actions during WW2 is a smoke screan, but it might be usefull also to get some guilt money from Japanese.
  10. Apr 20, 2005 #9
    Having known a number of citizens of the PRC, I can attest that anger towards the Japanese atrocities of WWII is very, very real.
  11. Apr 20, 2005 #10
    Regarding the UN Council thing, I was always under the impression that since Japan lost WWII they would never be allowed on the Security Council because it would violate the UN Charter or some such. This is why Germany and Italy's bids to be on the Council have failed in the past. Am I missing something here?
  12. Apr 20, 2005 #11
    Yeah, Germany and Italian economies arn't succumbing to American corporations. Japan is as close to America as it can get.
  13. Apr 21, 2005 #12
    That doesn't mean that the Chinese government really cares. I'm with Stoned in thinking that they are allowing these protests to paint the japanese in a bad light due to current territorial disputes which at least should be what the government is really concerned about.
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