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Economic links between China and Japan can overcome nationalist politics
Cool heads and warm hearts needed for regional peace and prosperity

It seems ironic that while President Xi Jinping proposed an "Asia-Pacific dream" at the Apec summit, he also showed an unwilling and defiant face when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was going to shake his hand.

23 Feb 2017 - 4:55PM

It seems ironic that while President Xi Jinping proposed an "Asia-Pacific dream" at the Apec summit, he also showed an unwilling and defiant face when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was going to shake his hand.

Cool heads and warm hearts needed for regional peace and prosperity
Do Chinese and Japanese really want a life filled with hatred and war?

Years ago, a former Japanese colleague asked me about the Analects of Confucius . But I couldn't help because I had never learned any of Confucius' teachings. He was so stunned he asked whether I had actually been educated in China. Now that I recall, as a child I did learn something: we used to sing songs such as "Traitor Lin Biao, Kong Lao Er, both are bad elements!" - Kong Lao Er being a disparaging reference to Confucius. 

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Years ago, a former Japanese colleague asked me about the Analects of Confucius . But I couldn't help because I had never learned any of Confucius' teachings. He was so stunned he asked whether I had actually been educated in China. Now that I recall, as a child I did learn something: we used to sing songs such as "Traitor Lin Biao, Kong Lao Er, both are bad elements!" - Kong Lao Er being a disparaging reference to Confucius. 

Do Chinese and Japanese really want a life filled with hatred and war?
China must make friends, not foes, to thrive

The release online of a documentary; The Silent Contest, made by the People's Liberation Army's National Defence University, has stirred controversy. It claims that China is being infiltrated and subverted by the US, just as the Soviet Union was before its collapse.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

The release online of a documentary; The Silent Contest, made by the People's Liberation Army's National Defence University, has stirred controversy. It claims that China is being infiltrated and subverted by the US, just as the Soviet Union was before its collapse.

China must make friends, not foes, to thrive
What China can learn from Japan
Japan and China, each seeing its own pain
Economy will still be Japan's No 1 priority
For some, sabre-rattling over the Diaoyus/Senkakus not in vain
China and Japan must rise above interest group politics and avoid war