December 13, 2004

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There is nothing to worry about

China has reacted with righteous indignation at Japan's defense program's labelling the PRC, along with North Korea, as a potential threat.

The Japanese government unveiled a 10-year defense program Friday which groundlessly describes China as a potential threat alongside the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

While the DPRK has no diplomatic relations with Tokyo, China is a country with which Japan has signed a peace treaty and maintained very close economic ties...China has expressed its "strong dissatisfaction" with the Japanese move. "This is totally groundless and extremely irresponsible," commented Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zhang Qiyueon Friday.

It is well-known that the Chinese people are peace-loving. A stronger China will not be a threat to any other country. Instead, it will be conducive to the development of its neighbors and to regional and global stability and prosperity.

Maybe it's just me. I'm sure Chinese people are "peace loving"? I'm just not so sure the leadership is. Don't believe me? Feel free to ask your local Chinese embassy what the plan for re-unification with Taiwan is.

posted by Simon on 12.13.04 at 09:18 AM in the


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