April 01, 2005
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I don't see how the PRC's position on Nepal is “tortured” from its position on Taiwan. If Taiwan fell after 1949 and there never was a standoff at the Straits, I'd imagine the PRC government would still say the exact same thing and not feel anything out of place.
Hehe read enough Angry Chinese Blogger and you'll know that the Chinese public opinion is to force every human being in Japan into one spot, then nuke said spot repeatedly (saving just enough for Taiwan, if we have to obliterate it to keep it ours, and deterrents against India and America). :P
And therefore, we are talking about a LOT of domestic flak. Like, seriously, if Japan makes it into the UNSC permanently, the Politburo is probably going to cross its fingers that nothing controversial happens in the next two years, at least. At least, that's the gut feeling that I get from it.posted by: Kelvin on 04.01.05 at 08:48 PM [permalink]
I think Chinese responses to a security council seat for Japan will revolve around what kind of position Japan will get. If it's a non-vetoing position akin to the present 10 non-permanent member seats then they may very well tolerate it. If Japan's security council position comes with a subsequent veto that matches the present 5 permanent security council positions, I'm fairly sure China would never allow that. Frankly, I'm pretty sure Russia would also move to block that as well and the only real support Japan would have is from the United States.posted by: Jing on 04.01.05 at 10:10 PM [permalink]
FYI: http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-korematsu1apr01,1,7864656.story?ctrack=1&cset=trueposted by: mdmhvonpa on 04.02.05 at 02:33 AM [permalink]
I should also point out that South Korea has openly come out against Japan's security council bid.
[SEOUL — South Korea has decided to work to block Japan's bid to win permanent membership in the U.N. Security Council, the country's envoy to United Nations said Thursday, according to a Yonhap News Agency dispatch from New York.
Ambassador Kim Sam Hoon said: "There are difficulties for a country that does not have the trust of its neighboring countries because of its lack of reflection on the past to play the role of a world leader. We do not think Japan has the qualifications to become a U.N. Security Council member, and we will try to make sure it does not become one."]
Come to think of it, are there any Asian countries that are particularly enthusastic about Japan's security council bid? As far as I am aware, its only the U.S. that has any interests involved in the matter.posted by: Jing on 04.02.05 at 02:47 AM [permalink]
I can't read that article...do you mind sending me the text.
Japan should get a seat if they decide to expand the Council. But China has lit a fire that it cannot control. A compromise will be reached but I'm sure whatever it is it won't be enough to satisfy the Chinese public.posted by: Simon on 04.04.05 at 12:40 PM [permalink]