Chinese Media Compares Japan PM To ‘Terrorists And Fascists’; Blasts Abe’s Homage To ‘Devils’, Urges Boycott

Chinese Media Compares Japan PM To “Terrorists And Fascists”; Blasts Abe’s Homage To “Devils”, Urges Boycott (ZeroHedge, Dec 27, 2013):

On Thursday, Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe stunned the world by defying everyone – including the EU and the US whose embassy sent a tersely worded letter in which is said that it is “disappointed that Japan’s leadership has taken an action that will exacerbate tensions with Japan’s neighbors” – when he visited the Yasukuni Shrine where Japanese leaders convicted as war criminals by an Allied tribunal after World War Two are honored along with those who died in battle, for the first time in 7 years. The response was fast and furious. Below, courtesy of Reuters, is a snapshot of the morning after in the Chinese media. The reviews of Abe’s action were not glowing.

In an editorial headlined “Abe’s paying homage to the devils makes people outraged”, the Chinese military’s People’s Liberation Army Daily said Abe’s action had “seriously undermined the stability of the region”.

“On one hand, Abe is paying homage to war criminals, and on the other hand, he talks about improving relations with China, South Korea and other countries,” the newspaper said. “It is simply a sham, a mouthful of lies.

“Today, the Chinese people have the ability to defend peace and they have a greater ability to stop all provocative militarism.”

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Abe’s visit to the shrine “has already attracted the Chinese people’s ire and denunciation”.

“How can a person who is not willing to face up to their own history, to facts, win the trust of the international community or cause people to believe he has a role to play in maintaining regional and global peace and stability?” Hua said at a daily news briefing.

In a separate commentary published under the pen name “Zhong Sheng”, or “Voice of China”, the Communist Party’s People’s Daily said: “History tells us that if people do not correctly understand the evils of the fascist war, cannot reflect on war crimes, a country can never (achieve) true rejuvenation.

The Global Times, an influential nationalistic tabloid owned by the People’s Daily, urged China to shut its door to Abe and other Japanese officials who have visited the shrine this year.

“If condemnations are China’s only recourse, then the nation is giving up its international political rights easily,” the newspaper said. “Ineffective countermeasures will make China be seen as a ‘paper tiger’ in the eyes of the rest of the world.

“In the eyes of China, Abe, behaving like a political villain, is much like the terrorists and fascists on the commonly seen blacklists.”

A survey on China’s Sina Weibo microblogging site on Thursday showed that almost 70 percent of respondents would support a boycott of Japanese goods, with many users expressing outrage at the shrine visit. The survey was later removed.

And yet, all of this appears set to blow over since China, like America, is now more focused on daily noise: the topic was not one of the most talked about on Weibo, with people being more distracted by the latest celebrity gossip and the upcoming new year.

1 thought on “Chinese Media Compares Japan PM To ‘Terrorists And Fascists’; Blasts Abe’s Homage To ‘Devils’, Urges Boycott

  1. Things have been too quiet too long. Leaders of the world are far too complacent……..people are suffering more over the past decade than the last 60 years, and the leaders don’t recognize the signs. Or, if they do, they don’t care.

    Japan is poisoning the entire world. The Pacific Ocean will be completely toxic and dead by the end of 2015. The food chain has been irrevocable destroyed, and world leaders say nothing. No coverage, no information, no advise…….it is like they want to kill off hundreds of millions of people. It gives credence to the people I always thought were crazy…..the depopulation folks.
    I have studied history all my life, and have often wondered what causes great civilizations to disappear, seemingly overnight. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would see one myself. But, this is what is coming.
    In the meantime, NSA collects useless information, bankers steal more money, more jobs and lives are destroyed. Don’t they realize you cannot eat securities?
    Safe food and water will be the only priority……everything else we know will vanish.
    People in our time have never seen such a debacle as is being visited upon us by the savage Japanese. Lies are fed the corporate media to give to the fools stupid enough to still listen to them.
    The world as we knew it is disappearing.
    Thanks for staying on message, most sites don’t.

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