January 20, 2014

How Low Can East Asia Go?

Michael Auslin, National Review

The Associated Press

It’s not a perfect analogy, but imagine a militarily powerful Canada, America’s largest trading partner and neighbor, erecting a memorial to John Wilkes Booth. That’s more or less what China did last week, when it unveiled an exhibit and memorial to the Korean independence activist who assassinated Japan’s first prime minister, Hirobumi Ito, in 1909.

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TAGGED: Korea, Japan, China, East Asia


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