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Posted Sep 16, '12 at 1:41pm

WorstSniper

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Sorry I cannot provide a link, however it should not be hard to find one. Anyways, apparently Chinese and Japanese are rioting over an island dispute which happens to be near petroleum, correct me if I am wrong. What do you think of this? I personally don't think it will continue for much longer, but if I does they shouldn't be going for a war. I think China is smart enough not to attack Japan, and Japan is not supposed to attack anyone anyways. Also if this has been posted before, I apologize.

 

Posted Sep 16, '12 at 2:25pm

Kyouzou

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I'm assuming you're referring to these.

It's an interesting dispute to be sure, and it was the focus of Secretary Clinton's visit to Asia. From what I gathered the people of China are in quite the huff, but it doesn't seem like the political officials are being very verbose.

As for nuclear weapons, it's highly unlikely, the countries are so close both economically and geographically, that a nuclear incident would hurt both countries rather severely not to mention international fallout from the incident.

 

Posted Sep 16, '12 at 3:28pm

partydevil

partydevil

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well the islands is 50/50 from both. so i would say as easy solution. get all the ground materials out. see how much you can sell it for and split the pot.

i have to say however that the chinese citizens are overreacting.
they still come up whit japanese militarism from WW2. while japan obviously has changed it's policy on that matter since WW2.
it's just bad of them to bring that up.

 

Posted Sep 16, '12 at 9:04pm

Kyouzou

Kyouzou

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It's just bad memories, Japan was not kind to the Chinese people during their occupation or the Vietnamese for that matter. It takes a long time for that kind of deep bias to wash away, because that's generations of hatred just piled on top of each other.

 

Posted Sep 17, '12 at 5:01am

nichodemus

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Knight

A century of rivalry and humiliation has made us feel deeply anti Japanese. Whilst I disagree with China's belligerence in settling the dispute, and because there are hints that the government is sanctioning the riots, but I'm not condemning the historical injustice leasing to such tensed feelings.

 

Posted Sep 17, '12 at 6:01am

partydevil

partydevil

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It's just bad memories, Japan was not kind to the Chinese people during their occupation or the Vietnamese for that matter. It takes a long time for that kind of deep bias to wash away, because that's generations of hatred just piled on top of each other.

should we treat china the same way because of mao?
should we treat germany the same way because of hitler?
should we treat russia the same way because of stalin?
should we treat cambodia the same way because of pol pot?

loads of people got bad memories about them. but makes it them right to still bring that back up 67 years to late?
+ everyone knows japan got really scared of militarism after WW2.
it's just wrong of them. only for that point i'm on the side of the japanese for this.

 

Posted Sep 17, '12 at 6:11am

nichodemus

nichodemus

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Knight

loads of people got bad memories about them. but makes it them right to still bring that back up 67 years to late?
+ everyone knows japan got really scared of militarism after WW2.
it's just wrong of them. only for that point i'm on the side of the japanese for this.

They have vitriolic anti-Chinese feelings too. The bad memories are deeply engrained, because they clashed with the era where Chinese nationalism was on the rise; the two are almost inexplicably tied.

 

Posted Sep 17, '12 at 7:07am

partydevil

partydevil

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They have vitriolic anti-Chinese feelings too.

they don't show it.
there are anti-china protests in japan?

the two are almost inexplicably tied.

isn't that a reason to work together instead of fighting?

 

Posted Sep 17, '12 at 9:29am

nichodemus

nichodemus

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Knight

Since 2000, Japan has seen a gradual resurgence of anti-Chinese sentiments. The xenophobic sentiments are coupled with the effects of an increasingly tense political relationship between Japan and the People's Republic of China. Many Japanese believe that China is using the issue of the countries' checkered history, such as the Japanese history textbook controversies and official visits to the Yasukuni Shrine, both as a diplomatic card and to make Japan a scapegoat in domestic politics. The Anti-Japanese Riots in Spring of 2005 also caused more fear of China within the Japanese public. Anti-Chinese sentiments in Japan have been on a sharp rise since 2002. According to Pew Global Attitude Project (2008), unfavorable view of China was 84%, unfavorable view of Chinese people was 73%.

There are protests over the Diaoyu Islands.

isn't that a reason to work together instead of fighting?

The two meaning anti-Japanese sentiment and Chinese nationalism.

 

Posted Sep 17, '12 at 12:37pm

Kyouzou

Kyouzou

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loads of people got bad memories about them. but makes it them right to still bring that back up 67 years to late? + everyone knows japan got really scared of militarism after WW2.

For a few years yes, currently no. Japan may not have an official military, but their "Self-Defense Forces" are as good as one and better than quite a few.

Is the Nazi Party not still banned in many European countries, in fact even the party's symbol is banned in these countries. If it has been so long, then why do people still remember?

67 years is not a long time in the grand scope of things, plenty of people still remember it and further more those people passed it down to their descendants. It's been nearly a hundred and fifty years since the end of the American Civil War, but you can still find people that are anti-North, after a time, it's not memories but an actual culture that develops around the ideas of the people.

 
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