Posted by ampontan on Friday, October 12, 2012
THE Chinese news aggregator Sina has a brief article worth reading on the Senkakus dispute. Here’s the topic:
Japan’s Foreign Minister Koichiro Genba said that China began asserting its territorial sovereignty over the islands in the 1970s, suggesting China previously had not viewed the group as part of its territory. He even noted a Chinese map published in 1960 depicted the islet group as “Japanese territory”.
Then they presented Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei’s rebuttal:
This is not the first time that Genba uses garbled material to support Japan’s stance.
All these fabricated stories can only demonstrate that Japan has never had sovereignty over Diaoyu Islands legally, Hong said.
Japan ignores and avoids the facts intentionally. Further, they attempt to legalize the result of Japan’s invasion, which is totally gangster logic, Hong refuted.
Hong closes with the typical insistence that China = correct:
(Japan) should recognize and correct their wrongdoings, and take into account the overall situation of China-Japan relations, Hong added.
It should be apparent whose logic is gangsterish.
Some people once thought that China would become more liberal and open as it grew richer. Perhaps some people still think so. But we’re at the point of willful ignorance with that one.
Other people think China’s rise to prominence is bound to cause serious problems for everyone else.
It’s worse than they think.