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China’s Hissy Fight with Japan Shows China’s Immaturity on a National Level

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 23, 2010

In the latest spat or hissy fight between China and Japan, China has detained 4 Japanese for supposedly ‘taking unauthorized photos’. To me the whole thing, the spat I mean, shows China’s immaturity and problems in handling herself on the 21st century and modern geopolitics. China is being silent about what the Japanese were allegedly doing, but it would seem that the timing is nothing more than a provocation or a tit for tat, to be used as a bargaining chip for the Chinese pilot who is still being held by the Japanese. The real question is that China is showing her true colors and inability to deal with modern day negotiations and world affairs. The incident with Australia earlier and the coral reef, and then the incident in the copper industry show that China is behaving like a spoiled little one-child policy kid who wants the shiny new toy and will hold his breath till he gets it…


BEIJING (AFP) – Four Japanese were being questioned for entering a military zone in north China without authorisation and illegally videotaping military targets, Chinese state media reported on Thursday.State security authorities in Shijiazhuang, capital of Hebei province, had taken measures against the four after receiving a report about their illegal activities, Xinhua news agency said.

“Currently, the case is being investigated,” the security authorities in Shijiazhuang said in a statement quoted by Xinhua.No further details were given in the brief report.

Quoting an unnamed source, Japanese news agency Kyodo said the four people being questioned were in the “construction industry”.

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