July 16, 2014

Abe Is Not Trying to Build a New Empire

Michael Auslin, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

Besides, do you really fear a strong, democratic Japan more than a strong, authoritarian China?

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TAGGED: Shinzo Abe, Japan, China


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