Wednesday, July 05, 2006

A little encouraging news coming out of China

The People’s Government is searching for ways to improve relations with one of the most pugnacious benevolent nations on earth. The People’s Government, realizing that a hard stance against Japan has not worked, created a team to look at ways to fix the problem with the island neighbor. The conclusions of the team: back off anti-Japanese rhetoric on Yasukuni, VJ day and Koizumi in general right before his replacement is determined. That’s all well and good, but perhaps China should look at their own textbooks if they want to temper Chinese anger. Even better, they can do something truly meaningful such as sitting that massive Chinese buttocks down hard on N. Korea to resolve the nuke and abduction issues. Sure, they may not care a whiff for those things, but it would certainly improve relations 100 fold with the country that has helped make their economic growth possible – and they wouldn’t even have to address territorial or drilling disputes.

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