November 14, 2012

China Goading Boosts Japan's Right Wing

Jon Manthorpe, Vancouver Sun

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For generations, China’s Communist Party has indoctrinated its people with the belief that under the skin of every charming Japanese clutching his pacifist constitution lurks the soul of an unreconstructed militarist. Sadly, as is often the case in international affairs, the wish is father to the thought. China’s own increasingly militarist attitudes in Asia, its constant goading of Japan over the disputed Senkaku Islands, and the regular heavily stage-managed and officially marshalled anti-Japanese demonstrations in China have had an effect.

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