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Poll: A Majority Of Chinese Expect War With Japan; 90 Percent Of Japanese Dislike Chinese

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.10.2014 | World

Rising tensions between China and Japan are taking their toll, according to a new poll by Genron NPO/China Daily. Among those Chinese citizens sur...

Why Japan Misreads China -- And What To Do About It

Asahi Shimbun | Wataru Sawamura | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

BEIJING -- Confrontation between Japan and China over the perception of their shared history continues to only deepen nearly 70 years after the en...

Xi Jinping Battles for a 'Chinese Communist Party 2.0'

Toshiya Tsugami | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Toshiya Tsugami

When Xi assumed office, people once hoped he would usher in democracy, but what actually happened was much stronger suppression of speech and greater thought control. He seems, so to speak, like a captain of a ship in distress who is hardening his resolve to deny his passengers the liberty to act on their own. In the end it is only the Chinese people who can decide which way China will go. But it is certain that the conclusion of this battle of Xi's will have an enormous effect on those of us outside China.

Second Thoughts in Beijing: 'We Are Still Facing a Powerful Japan'

Yanmei Xie | Posted 08.21.2014 | World
Yanmei Xie

Beijing's sparring with Abe has produced underwhelming results. An international public relations blitz following Abe's Yasukuni trip -- to remind the world of Japan's past aggression and warn of resurgent militarism -- resulted not in a chorus of condemnation of Tokyo but in wariness of excessive Chinese rhetoric. Nor did harsh criticism of Abe undermine his standing at home.

Letter from Seoul: China and South Korea vs. Japan and North Korea?

Dr. Jin Park | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
Dr. Jin Park

China's continuous rise and China's active strategic engagement with South Korea are increasingly challenging the basis of the U.S.-Japan-South Korea cooperative triangle in Northeast Asia. South Korea, on its part, is also upgrading its cooperation with China on economic partnership, a political dialogue (to persuade North Korea to renounce its nuclear ambition) and on the historical posture vis-a-vis Japan.

China's 'Good Cop, Bad Cop' Strategy Toward Japan

Shannon Tiezzi | Posted 09.01.2014 | World
Shannon Tiezzi

As reported early Wednesday, Shinzo Abe's LDP has succeeded in reaching an agreement with New Komeito to lift the ban on Japan's ability to engage in collective self-defense. China has been vocal in opposing any moves that give Tokyo more freedom to build up and make use of military force. Surprisingly, then, the response was fairly muted. It focused not on how Abe's collective self-defense policy will affect China, but how it will affect Japan itself.

Abe's 'New Japanese' Want Their Grandfather's Asia: No Thanks, We Remember World War II

Eric X. Li | Posted 08.03.2014 | World
Eric X. Li

Many worry that a self-reflective and retrenching America is leaving a void in the world's balance of power. But hold your breath, here is Shinzo Abe coming to the rescue. Before the Americans sign their outsourcing contract with Tokyo, they would be well advised to listen carefully to Mr. Abe's Shangri-La speech. In his concluding remarks, he said that the New Japanese are really no different from their parents and grandparents in seeking to contribute to the world. For every Chinese and every Korean, it begs the question: Just who were those grandfathers Mr. Abe was so proudly referring to?

Japan and China Should Sit Down at the Negotiating Table

Shinzō Abe | Posted 08.03.2014 | World
Shinzō Abe

The Asia-Pacific region has achieved tremendous growth in the span of a single generation. Regrettably, a large and relatively disproportionate share of the fruits of that growth is going toward military expansion. The sources of instability include not only the threat of weapons of mass destruction, but also -- and more immediately -- efforts to alter the territorial status quo through force or coercion. And those efforts are taking place largely at sea. We do not welcome dangerous encounters by fighter aircraft and vessels at sea. What Japan and China must exchange are words. Should we not meet at the negotiating table, exchange smiles and handshakes, and get down to talking?

Navigating Tensions in the East China Sea

Stephanie T. Kleine-Ahlbrandt | Posted 06.17.2013 | World
Stephanie T. Kleine-Ahlbrandt

China's response to Japan's move last year to nationalize the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands could well lead to a predicament familiar to other great powers: getting stuck in a conflict it doesn't really want.

Powder Keg in the Pacific

Michael T. Klare | Posted 03.24.2013 | World
Michael T. Klare

China's determination to assert control over disputed islands in the potentially energy-rich waters of the East and South China Seas spells trouble not just regionally, but potentially globally.

Japan's Coming Challenges: What Awaits Shinzo Abe

Rajan Menon | Posted 02.25.2013 | World
Rajan Menon

Japan has big problems -- at home and abroad. And Shinzo Abe, who became prime minister of Japan this month, has his work cut out for him.

Chinese Warships Put Japan On Edge

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 12.16.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Japanese military officials said they closely watching seven Chinese warships spotted in waters off a southern island Tuesday. It was unclear...

Japanese Firms In China Shut Down Over Violent Protests

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2012 | World

By Kazunori Takada and Chris Buckley SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Some major Japanese brandname firms announced factory shutd...

China And Japan Feud Over Disputed Islands

AP | EMILY WANG | Posted 10.19.2012 | World

TOKYO — An unauthorized landing by Japanese activists on an island at the center of a dispute with China is sparking nationalist outrage and fue...

Does Corporate America Now Grovel Before China?

Posted 06.27.2011 | Business

SHEBOYGAN, Wisc. (Nick Carey and James B. Kelleher) - China's rise as a manufacturing power has benefited American factory owners in at least one ...

Obama's Asia Trip: Too Focused On Common Ground?

TIME | Michael Scherer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Let it be known without apology: Barack Obama is not above the bow. He dipped his head all through Asia -- greeting Japan's Emperor with a deep bend a...

Japan's War Shrine Offering Angers China

Nytimes.com | By EDWARD WONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Chinese government denounced Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso on Thursday for making an offering earlier this week to a Japanese war shrine in Tok...