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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Japan Hits Back at China

After weeks of government organized anti-Japanese demonstrations in China, Japan has begun to hit back.

The Taipei Times reports:
The mass-circulation Japanese daily Mainichi Shimbun urged China yesterday not to use Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Lien Chan's (連戰) visit as a "political tool to divide Taiwan."

The editorial said that Taiwan by no means has the capability to attack China and that it is China's "Anti-Secession" Law, which authorizes Beijing to use non- peaceful means to settle disputes with Taiwan, that has created tensions across the Taiwan Strait.

It is undeniable that China's "non-peaceful law" has invited world-wide condemnation, and so the best way to settle cross-strait disputes is for China to resume talks with Taiwan's ruling party, the editorial said....

Read it here.


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