Monday, February 28, 2011

A defining year

In Tokyo, Zhang Zhijun, the vice foreign minister of China, met with Kenichiro Sasae, the vice foreign minister of Japan, as part of the 11th China-Japan strategic dialogue. They both agreed that 2011 would become a defining year for the relationship between China and Japan. They agreed to create a favorable atmosphere for next year, the 40th anniversary of the normalization of relations between the two countries. They agreed to settle sensitive issues appropriately.

Throughout 2011, China repeatedly demanded that Japan “handle sensitive issues appropriately.” Stupid people may have believed that the phrase meant that Japan must keep quiet about the history of the CPC. But, in reality, both sides surely agreed that “handling sensitive issues appropriately” meant that I should be the one to write about the history between Japan and China. The only way 2011 can become a “defining” year for the relationship is if someone, preferably me, tells the world about the real history between the two countries.

History ends here.

Ooh, those sneaky, treacherous guys. They really take the cake.

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