China criticizes Japan over comments doubting Nanjing massacre

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While politicians in all three countries (China, Japan, South
Korea)are busy promoting nationalist political agenda`s; the
citizens in all three countries are engaged in more positive
exchanges some of which are:

1. More than 100,000 Japanese citizens are currently living and
working in China.

2. Thousands of Chinese students are currently studying in Japan.

3. Korean Pop culture is extremely popular in Japan.

4. Japanese manga and anime is extremely popular in both South
Korea and China.

5. Both Chinese and South Korean television drama`s and movie
star`s are extremely popular in Japan.

6. Thousands of tourists from China visit Japan every year.

7. Chinese and Korean foods and drinks are very popular in Japan
and you can find Chinese and Korean restaurants throughout
Japan and also Japanese restaurants in China and South Korea.

8. Thousands of Japanese tourists visit both China and South Korea
every year.

9. All three countries have a shared cultural heritage which goes
back a thousand years.

The list goes on and on for the business, cultural, and person to
person exchanges happening every day between these three countries
which never makes news headlines.

Feb 06, 2014 12:01am EST  --  Report as abuse
Verpoly wrote:

There is a memorial hall in Nanjing displaying all excerpts and artifacts (with 1930s B/W videos) for public view. Are they all faked, if the massacre was non-existent ? Modern morality can’t justify that should happen doesn’t mean those military fanatics held the same value under blind allegiance to emperor Hirohito.

Feb 06, 2014 12:49am EST  --  Report as abuse
China_Lies wrote:

Perhaps China should first fess up to their own tortuous history of the “Great Leap Forward” and the Cultural Revolution, wherein over 30 MILLION Chinese were killed at the hands of their own leaders. The Chinese communists criticize the Japanese for trying to change history, when the communists are doing the exact same thing by whitewashing their own atrocities. Talk about a double standard!

30 Million Chinese people killed by their own communist government, versus 150 Thousand Chinese killed by the Japanese army……..shouldn’t there be a little more outrage at China’s actions as well?

Feb 06, 2014 2:06am EST  --  Report as abuse
leungsite wrote:

China-Lies

Was it China lies or you lie ? How you obtained stat that 30 million Chinese were killed by gov torture ? China never denied 20 million population were died of hunger during the “Great Leap Forward Movement” starting in 1958. But that’s not torture killing.

If people died of starvation just becoz the social system didn’t work, we can’t say they were murdered by the regime. And it is remorseful to put it on equation with Japanese atrocities done “wilfully and maliciously”.

That may fit your math, but not the universal logic.

Feb 06, 2014 3:08am EST  --  Report as abuse
ReiszRie wrote:

During the great leap forward, famine created by the government is equivalent to torture killing, I cannot fathom a worse death than death by starvation.

The Chinese government has failed its own people, murdered its own people under the name of communism and what do we get now? the PRC adopting capitalism for individual profit whilst maintaining their power grasp with the one party communism ideal. I cannot fathom how any Chinese citizen could live in China and not feel the grievance of those who died in vain during the great leap forward and witnessing first hand the hypocrisy of the PRC and tolerating their blatant corruption at the expense of its own citizens.

The Nanjing Massacre is still a debated topic with evidence and arguments from both side, there are multiple copies of photographic evidence that has been proven to be fakes, photos taken, cut and replaced with a Japanese soldier.

Truth is that countless of said rape and robbery are committed by Chinese troops themselves, they exploited the opportunity by posing as Japanese to commit crimes, this is first hand experience from a relative of mine who lives in Taiwan now.

It is also a known fact that Chinese troops abandoned their uniforms and took on the appearance of civilians and the Japanese troops did conduct a sweep to root them out in fear of guerrilla warfare, my late relatives in Taiwan also talked about how they did not witness any mass killing and their lives carried on as usual, although they had to move to a specially designated civilian camp.

The Nanjing Massacre also wasn’t mentioned till late into the war, if it indeed is such a horrendous event, it would have been mentioned in China’s plea for help, instead, the air-bombing of Canton was focused on instead.

The objective evidence presented and actual accounts from my relatives has led me to believe that the Nanjing Massacre is partially true but exaggerated to a large extent, designed to be a propaganda, albeit a highly successful one.

Feb 06, 2014 7:20am EST  --  Report as abuse
FastHandLi wrote:

China_Lies does not have the right to demand who the Chinese forgives in the atrocities that were committed against them.
If Chinese choses to forgive Chairman Mao, it is their choice. Who gave you the right to challenged that?
However i will humour your arrogance. Chairman Mao was a great revolutionary that overthrew those that stand to lose the most in modernisation. However like all revolutionary figures he was not a very good ruler. But as i was saying before, it is up to the chinese to forgive him or not, and it seems like they have, and you have no right to question their choice. Understand?

Feb 06, 2014 7:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
FastHandLi wrote:

China_Lies does not have the right to demand who the Chinese forgives in the atrocities that were committed against them.
If Chinese choses to forgive Chairman Mao, it is their choice. Who gave you the right to challenged that?
However i will humour your arrogance. Chairman Mao was a great revolutionary that overthrew those that stand to lose the most in modernisation. However like all revolutionary figures he was not a very good ruler. But as i was saying before, it is up to the chinese to forgive him or not, and it seems like they have, and you have no right to question their choice. Understand?

Feb 06, 2014 7:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
FastHandLi wrote:

China_Lies does not have the right to demand who the Chinese forgives in the atrocities that were committed against them.
If Chinese choses to forgive Chairman Mao, it is their choice. Who gave you the right to challenged that?
However i will humour your arrogance. Chairman Mao was a great revolutionary that overthrew those that stand to lose the most in modernisation. However like all revolutionary figures he was not a very good ruler. But as i was saying before, it is up to the chinese to forgive him or not, and it seems like they have, and you have no right to question their choice. Understand?

Feb 06, 2014 7:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
FastHandLi wrote:

China_Lies does not have the right to demand who the Chinese forgives in the atrocities that were committed against them.
If Chinese choses to forgive Chairman Mao, it is their choice. Who gave you the right to challenged that?
However i will humour your arrogance. Chairman Mao was a great revolutionary that overthrew those that stand to lose the most in modernisation. However like all revolutionary figures he was not a very good ruler. But as i was saying before, it is up to the chinese to forgive him or not, and it seems like they have, and you have no right to question their choice. Understand?

Feb 06, 2014 7:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
rightster wrote:

300,000 in Nanking alone. For someone to imply that 150,000 killed by the Japanese in Nanking, accounted for the number of deaths inflicted on the Chinese is outright dishonest. Furthermore, when countries “kill their own” they seem to build a lasting legacy for that. Look how Mao is now revered and look how Lincoln is thought of as one of the best US Presidents, even though he killed more of “his own people” than any other US President.

Feb 06, 2014 2:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Bobsmith20 wrote:

Abe is going to extreme right direction that will lead the return of the evil imperial Japan army. Accomplishment of Abe in 2013:
1. Deny Tokyo Trial
2. Deny comfort women
3. Deny WWII war crimes
4. Changing constitution for imperail army return and bring back evil emperor to be head of States.
5. Openly admitted himself an extreme right member in front of UN.
6. Increase military spending even under US protection.
7. Worshipped the ghostly WWII war criminals Shrine as an great insult to all WWII victims. There is no hero there.
8. Keeping the stolen islands that is not belong to Japan.
9. Changing school text and put incorrect history to school children.
10. Still not repent from WWII compare with Germany which is much much better than Japan.
Abe: Honor to history but not to your 14 uncles in WWII.

Feb 06, 2014 4:38pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Bobsmith20 wrote:

It is totally Japan fault starting up the tensions by purchasing the islands, deny history, worhsipped the ghostly Shrine, increase military spending even under US protection. Don’t forget this liar Abe crying in loud voice to the world that China spending double digit on military spending but comparsion in 2013, Japan military spending is 36% of China and China is 24% of US. This liar Abe is acting like his uncles in the imperial Japan army. Always lying.

Feb 06, 2014 4:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Davage wrote:

Did Imperial Japan massacre Chinese in Nanjing? Yes, and it was terrible. Were “comfort women” retained, abused, and raped during WWII? Definitely. Let’s be honest, Abe “visiting” the Yasukuni Shrine may help him rally his base, but it’s NOT helping him internationally. He either needs to stop visiting, or somehow direct that the “souls” of convicted war criminals are moved elsewhere. Until either happen, he’s killing any real chance Japan has at building stronger ties in face of a growing China.

But lets not throw all the blame on Japan. The deaths of millions of Chinese from the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution were anything but “hunger due to social system failure.” Among other things, the communist party recruited and incited gangs of students to attack intellectuals Nazi-style. Meanwhile, it led invasions of Xinjiang and Tibet to “reunify” sovereign peoples. China can yell and scream all it wants about Yasukuni, and even while right, the rest of the world just sees a hypocrite. Screaming about Japan unilaterally claiming the Diaoyu/Senkaku while drawing a big, bold, red “9 dash line” on passports doesn’t help either. Neither does screaming “Japan is building it’s military!” 2% Japanese growth compared to double digit Chinese growth year after year? Yeah, hypocritical.

I won’t pretend the US has clean hands either, we’ve a long history of oppression here as well … but lets not get distracted here.

Abe isn’t doing Japan any favors, most people even in Japan see right through him, but China pointing at Abe’s flaws isn’t really distracting anyone either. China is authoritarian (as Japan was in WWII), most definitely expansionist, and inciting an arms race by RAPIDLY building up its military. Every country in Asia and beyond has reason for pause.

Feb 06, 2014 8:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Faye_Faye wrote:

During the Nanjing Massacre, America newspapers did report the Massacre together with many horrible pictures. The negatives of those horrible pictures were smuggled out from japan’s controlled cities and brought back to America by several courageous American journalists.

Japan is nothing but a cold-blood shameless LIAR.

Feb 06, 2014 10:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Faye_Faye wrote:

During the Nanjing Massacre, America newspapers did report the Massacre together with many horrible pictures. The negatives of those horrible pictures were smuggled out from japan’s controlled cities and brought back to America by several courageous American journalists.

Japan is nothing but a cold-blood shameless LIAR.

Feb 06, 2014 10:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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