May 19, 2014

China Follows Japan's Prewar Blueprint

James Gibney, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

For all China's stern injunctions to Japan to remember wartime history, its bumbling aggression in Southeast Asia suggests it also could use a refresher course.

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