If China intends simply to “awe” the outside world, it is unnecessary to pledge to cut 300,000 troops at this juncture.
The military parade to commemorate World War II on Thursday has drawn world attention. China clearly displayed its military power as well as its pursuit of peace at the same time – during the parade, President Xi Jinping announced the cut of 300,000 soldiers.
The Chinese have learned how to deal with narrow-mindedness, so they don’t actually mind whether Obama or a high-level official from Washington will attend. China’s open mind will help steer both countries away from unnecessary disputes.
As the North African region was a battlefield during WWII, there are no grounds to criticize China’s invitation of Bashir for commemorative events for WWII.
Besides economic interests, China has few other interests in Japan. Therefore, China stresses more on historical issues.
Can money buy justice? Tokyo seems to be nursing a grievance for not being able to do so.
Tokyo should be at ease. The parade is absolutely not aimed at making Sino-Japanese relations trickier. On the contrary, the mainstream wish of Chinese society is to take this opportunity of the 70th anniversary of the end of the war to promote reconciliation between the two sides, rather than increasing antagonism.
The anti-fascist parade must stress the interconnection between China’s military power and the determination to keep world peace.
US National Security Adviser Susan Rice started her two-day China visit on Friday, in preparation for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s US visit in September.
On China’s Internet, some netizens have their own style to mock Western politicians, which can be seen as a special way to counter them.
The model of China’s development needs adjustment, and society has a consensus about this. But it is too much to hype against China’s political system.
The upcoming commemoration in Tiananmen Square will be a grand ceremony, rather than a political maneuver or tactic.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe drew global attention on Friday in one of Japan’s biggest moments in recent years. But there is nothing to be proud of, as the world is inspecting the trustworthiness of the Japanese government over historical issues.
At this critical juncture, the government is sending the signal that what is happening currently is not “dangerous.”
This temporary lack of confidence will not snowball to become destructive.
Tension on the Korean Peninsula is not an easy issue for anyone, including China. But China is not the one with the most thorny problems. China is promoting peace on the Peninsula out of shared concern, and what China is doing is to protect the common interests of all the nations within the region, including North and South Korea.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Thursday ordered the Korean People’s Army (KPA) to enter a wartime state and be full prepared for battle.
It is undeniable that the biggest motivating factor that makes China and Russia continue to come closer militarily is the performance of the US-Japan alliance.