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5/03/2005

Another schoolbook issue


Expressindia reports about the confusion of some Japanese legislators about Anti-Japanese sentiment in China. Why do they hate us, is the question. Now the Japanese embassy has collected several Chinese schoolbooks and is not happy with what they found:


... "Chinese high school students learn that "a crisis in the world capitalist economy" sparked the invasion of northeast China in 1931. Japan used the northern China economy and local workforce as "service for the invading Japanese."
No Chinese text mentions Japan's post-war changes, such as its constitution, adopted in 1947, that renounced war and its democratization process that led to a free press and free assembly. There is no mention of Japan's official development aid to China or any other Japanese efforts to help post-war Asia." ...

Via CDT

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