Sino-Japan ties ‘at crossroads’ – People’s Daily Online

English: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at...

English: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the G8 summit in Heiligendamm. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a sobering and reflective article from China’s semi-official newspaper, People’s Daily. It’s well worth a read. Check it out!

via Sino-Japan ties ‘at crossroads’ – People’s Daily Online.

Personally, I struggle with Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s foreign and defense policy. Abe seems to be trying to please his right wing sponsors but is at risk of severely damaging relations with China, the world’s No. 2 economy that is rapidly catching up on the US – China

English: Logo of the People's Daily 中文: 人民日报题字

English: Logo of the People’s Daily 中文: 人民日报题字 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

will be No. 1 soon. Meanwhile, Japan as number 3 does not have a robust strategy. The article is at pains to identify with the Japanese people but questions some of the policies of Abe’s government.