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really? a friendly and neighborly ties?

5 ( +9 / -4 )

Why no mention how not only did Chinese social media celebrate his death, but Chinese State media also was quite jovial about it (though many of their initial tweets and reports were at least removed)?

Or how about the signs put up on the streets at businesses in throughout China, even before Abe was officially declared dead, which announced things like "To celebrate Abe's death, buy one get one free"?

Perhaps decades of Chinese movies, schools lessons, and State media all condemning Japan and its people which called for revenge, their destruction, and their death have had an effect on the populace. Good job Xi. Those are crocodile tears

See some Chinese Abe celebratory pics with translations here:

https://mobile.twitter.com/hashtag/thegreattranslationmovement

10 ( +15 / -5 )

China wants a softer and weaker Japan, so China is of course hoping to see prime ministers who’re less like former PM Abe.

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really? a friendly and neighborly ties?

Relatively, yes under Abe. We had the Senkaku escalation in 2010. Xi became the general secretary of the CPC in 2012 and relations with Japan improved over the decade.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

China wants a softer and weaker Japan, so China is of course hoping to see prime ministers who’re less like former PM Abe.

Not exactly. China wants a Japan that is not a minion of the US. Abe was for a stronger Japan. This is where the mutual interest overlap occurs.

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Why no mention how not only did Chinese social media celebrate his death, but Chinese State media also was quite jovial about it (though many of their initial tweets and reports were at least removed)?

The same reason there is no mention of trolls and posts that get deleted here at Japan Today: they have no value and don't deserve the attention.

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

See some Chinese Abe celebratory pics with translations here:

It is hate speech and don't deserve any more attention. They are a group of base nationalists. I certainly wouldn't expect MSM to broadcast the speeches of right wing black vans. I certainly wouldn't give them more publicity by retweeting their advertisements.

There are 1.4 billion people in China. Their sns activities need to be moderated. Makes you appreciate forums that are monitored. A forum without moderators goes downhill fast.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

Davinda:

If I were to judge the whole Japanese population by the acts of a few Japanese, I would have left this country a long time ago. Are all American murderers? Do all French people wear berets? Are all Japanese in the habit of making hate speeches? Get off your high horse.

As quercetum says, the main problem is that Japan is acting as a minion of America. China would have more respect for Japan if it had a spine. I personally would very much like to see China, Korea and Japan get on well, but America doesn't want that. The usual divide and conquer tactics so that USA remains lord of the jungle. Those days are coming to an end soon.

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divinda - thanks for sharing the link. how low people can go, i wonder.

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Pukey2, I fully agree that the actions of a few do not reflect those of the whole, but as mentioned, the anti-Abe hate was also spewed by Chinese State media.

The CCP continuously tries to indoctrinate the Chinese populace into hating Japan. They do this with children at school from a very young age (like 5 or 6).

In China, state censors ban blood and gore in movies... except when its Japanese soldiers in war movies. There are even anti-Japan theme parks (funded and produced by local governments) where kids can bayonet a dummy dressed up like a Japanese soldier.

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/10/japan-invades-china-year-round-at-this-theme-park-in-shanxi/264180/

So if people want to spew hate, it needs to be asked why they have this hate.

(just a coupe months ago if you recall, when a couple businesses in Japan attempted to ban Russians, Japanese SNS immediately called them out and disgraced them. Such a reaction to anti-Japan businesses in China is inconceivable.)

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@Pukey2

 

Those days are coming to an end soon.

Ah, like the end of the "American Century"? Well, you're gonna love the "China Century." Long live communist dictatorships! Or the Russian Century, the Indian Century, or whatever comes next -- it wont be pretty.

History teaches us that geopolitical power vacuums dont stay vacuums for long.

China wants a Japan that is not a minion of the US.

The problem is that Japan has never enjoyed such peace, prosperity, freedom and security as it has as a "minion" (LOL) of the US. Kinda hard to get the Japanese to give all that up to they can side with a communist superpower.

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Of course he has to say that. The Chinese government always puts out kind words and then acts in ways that contradict those words. Xi and Abe hated each other. Just look at the picture of them together in 2014. I’m sure Xi is extremely happy.

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Kinda hard to get the Japanese to give all that up to they can side with a communist superpower.

China is as 'communist' as Kishida's LDP administration is "New Capitalist".

-6 ( +0 / -6 )

Pukey2, how can Japan relax after losing an important political figure. Now the Chinese are celebrating the assination of Shinzo Abe. There can be no peace with a country like China. I am sure the South Koreans are celebrating his assination. I have zero respect for either country.

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I am sure the South Koreans are celebrating his assination. I have zero respect for either country.

If you go on twitter, you'll see the Russians are too. Sick, awful people.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Two-faced Xi talks out of both sides of his mouth, as usual.

Public Xi expresses condolences. Privately, Xi unleashes a torrent of anti-Abe, anti-Japan hate in his 100% controlled national media. Comments online by Chinese are carefully cultivated to produce the "correct" response...and it's UGLY.

Which one do you believe? "We'll never put weapons on those islands, never" Xi? Or "Hey, we have weapons on those islands, now, what about it?" Xi? Choose carefully....

6 ( +9 / -3 )

The people's Republic of China -PRC

And

The Republic of China -ROC

Both are China !

Taiwanese government still claims to be the true legitimate government of all of China.

Incase you missed it - "of CHINA"

I seriously doubt that China gives a flying fornucate about the murder of Abe.

-11 ( +0 / -11 )

Of China !

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