A gaffe-prone Japan is a danger to peace in Asia – Gideon Rachman – FT.com

Looking back over some of my most popular blogs, I think this is worth a read

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This article from Gideon Rachman in the FT is AN EXCELLENT READ. Check it out!

A gaffe-prone Japan is a danger to peace in Asia – FT.com.

I have been tracking the news on Japan from the perspective of the Chinese media published in English and must admit that Gideon Rachman has a point.

When I was in China last October, I picked up that the previously very high levels of Chinese tourists has plummeted as a result of the national spats. Also Japanese business interests in China must be anxious.

Personally, I think that the US granting Japan greater military freedom could very easily be misunderstood and lead to greater regional tensions; of course, slower growth rates in Asia are not helping Asian relations.

Any thoughts?

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My top-ten rated blogs last week

I thought that it would be interesting to share a list of my top ten blogs last week, ranked by number of hits, with the most popular first:

  1. Burma: an essential guide – Telegraph
  2. Autumn Statement 2013: Britain’s needlessly slow recovery – Martin Wolf- FT.com
  3. David Cameron urges UK schools to teach Mandarin – FT.com
  4. Putin signed his harshest anti-gay law yet – Skift
  5. UK: FCO holed below the water line – English pravda.ru
  6. Fantastic Things To Do in Vietnam | Jamie King -Huffington Post
  7. Cancer in britain lags far behind European average – Telegraph
  8. A gaffe-prone Japan is a danger to peace in Asia – Gideon Rachman – FT.com
  9. Companies that take on under-21s will not have to pay ‘jobs tax’ | Mail Online
  10. Britain’s sugar rush economy fuelled by house prices masks perilous imbalance | Larry Elliott | theguardian.com

Any thoughts?


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