The Day when China and Japan will rebuild trust
Asians will breathe better...
(Chine Japon, juste une question de confiance...)
I like the China school of Japanese diplomats (and the Japan school of Chinese diplomats) therefore I chose today this major news: "Beijing-Tokyo Forum calls on mutual responsibilities." This is real politics http://www.ecns.cn/2013/10-27/85929.shtml
Chinese and Japanese high hands on diplomacy talks happen in Beijing on a seminar occasion to try to mend faulty diplomatics gesticulations (as we know achieved by Abe's boys and hard liners of China military) for their domestic purposes. Question is can Mr Abe and his nationalists cool down with these territories problems in the China seas which disturb the economy and trade climate in NE Asia? Founded in 2005, the Beijing-Tokyo Forum is an annual large-scale international symposium jointly sponsored by China Daily and Genron NPO, a Japanese non-profit organisation. I see the presence of Japanese Ambassador to China Masato Kitera and of former UN undersecretary-general Yasushi Akashi (ex PKO Cambodia big man)
By the way, according to Japanese security commentators whom I met, the US are pushing Japan to go for the NCS (National Security Council) and for the anti-leaks bill (Secret Bill). So at the end of the day, let's relativize Sunday Japanese media news about the Camp Asaka's JGSDF review by Shinzo Abe and these inflaming (but factual) headlines seen in Reuters "Abe says Japan won't tolerate use of force to change regional status quo" or Afp's "Japan's PM warns China on use of force as jets scrambled".
Zhu Ling (left third), China Daily's publisher and editor-in-chief, meets Japanese Ambassador to China Masato Kitera during the welcome reception before the 9th Beijing-Tokyo Forum in Beijing, Oct 25, 2013.