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Denial of History

There is a whole hoopla going on over in China and Japan at the moment — over this whole omission of actual historical atrocities commited by Japan. The Chinese premier made this statement about Japan wanting a permanent seat on the UN Security Council:

“Only a country that respects history, takes responsibility for history and wins over the trust of peoples in Asia and the world at large can take greater responsibilities in the international community,” the premier said.

See, now this is the problem I have. As much as I agree with the responsibility that needs to be taken by Japan, I find it highly hypocritical of China to even open their mouth when they have their own issues to deal with when it comes to Taiwan. Clean up your own backyard before you go trashing someone elses! That’s my rant for the day.