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September 13, 2005
Chinese reaction to Japan's election
Sean asked what the Chinese press reaction to Koizumi's win in Japan has been. As you'd expect, there hasn't been much. After all, China can't stand the man.
Xinhua has a few reports on the Koizumi's landslide victory and a piece on Japan's foreign policy which mentions his pledge to normalise ties with North Korea but says nothing about China. An op-ed piece largely focusses on the postal reform with the only passage on foreign policy saying:
the LDP noted the need to improve ties with Asian neighbors. Yet, the points was rarely mentioned in Koizumi's campaign speeches.And that's about it. Official China is likely in denial...and building up their foam for Koizumi's next shrine visit. posted by Simon on 09.13.05 at 02:59 PM in the East Asia politics category.
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What does the PRC think about Koizumi's victory?
Excerpt: Something interesting I haven't seen given much play: how did the PRC react to Koizumi's big win on Sunday? I've been looking and Googling, but I haven't found anything substantive. There's
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