Choson Ilbo ("KOREANS, CHINESE IN MASS OPPOSITION TO
JAPAN'S UN BID", 2005-03-29) reported that grassroots
ROK and PRC opposition to Japan's bid for a permanent
seat on the UN Security Council is growing fast.
In ROK, 24 civic groups, including the Young Korean
Academy, the Dokdo Resident in Seoul Association, Korean
YMCA and Transparency International declared at an event
at the Young Korean Academy auditorium Monday the start
of a signature campaign against Tokyo's bid for a
permanent council seat.
Meanwhile, the PRC's Xinhua News Agency reported that as
of Tuesday 9 million Chinese had signed up to an online
campaign opposing Japan's ambitions for permanent
Security Council membership, and the number was likely
to rise to 10 million.