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China-Japan can learn from each other

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Although the weak Sino-Japanese political relationship has strained economic and trade cooperation between the two countries, I believe Sino-Japanese economic cooperation is still the trend, as China and Japan are economically interdependent. China’s vast territory as well as large population has a strong appeal to Japan whose domestic market has already been saturated, while Japan’s advanced technology and mature experience is necessary for China’s development.

 

Japan’s manufacturing industry has a leading position in the world, providing a development model for China to upgrade its economic structure and seek a new growth point. The traditional agriculture of Japan, constrained by the lacking of arable land, was characterized by intensive cultivation, which is helpful to densely populated China.

 

Moreover, Japan has gone through different social development stages and accumulated rich experiences, which are beneficial for China as it is faced with similar problems as Japan did before. For instance, in 1970s, Japan suffered from pollution. Beijing is shrouded in a thick haze. Another example is that Japan has had an aging society for many years and developed a mature industry to deal with its aging population, which might inspire China to deal with the up-coming ageing population.

 

Despite the unfavorable political environment and depressed global economy, the investment from Japan to China still increased this year. So it’s safe to say that the economic circles in both sides are expecting more cooperation. The Sino-Japanese relations are now undergoing a temporary period of cooling-down in both politics and economy, but this situation would be improved soon as long as both governments offer enough political will. Even if there are no fundamental changes on the freezing Sino-Japanese political relations, it can be expected that the mutual cooperation in trade and economy to bottom out in the long run, as economic cooperation is beneficial to both sides.

 

The violent Anti-Japan parade was unnecessary. We should keep restraint and devote our energy and enthusiasm to the development of our country. After all, we will never forget the lesson we had learnt from the war, “Lagging behind leaves one vulnerable to attacks.

(Opinions of the writer in this blog don't represent those of China Daily.)


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Reply Report zakoi 2013-8-8 10:55
Time honored piece of writing
Reply Report Ted180 2013-8-10 18:41
Congratulations on your wisdom.
Reply Report LittleYing 2013-12-26 11:10
You opinion is reasonable, however, the territorial issue is the fundamental problem existing between the two countries.And  the first and prime of our independent peaceful foreign policy ,that is ,the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence is to  safeguard China's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Without solving the basic and the most intractable difficulty, the Sino-Japanese relationship would not be improved truly.The problems between the two countries would not be solved fundamentally and it will always be the big barrier through the way we develop the friendship between the two countries. We may forget the history and forgive them for what they have done to us,we can not tolerate their greed now!

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    • China-Japan can learn from each other 2013-12-26 11:10

      You opinion is reasonable, however, the territorial issue is the fundamental problem existing between the two countries.And  the first and prime of our independent peaceful foreign policy ,that is ,the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence is to  safeguard China's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Without solving the basic and the most intractable difficulty, the Sino-Japanese relationship would not be improved truly.The problems between the two countries would not be solved fundamentally and it will always be the big barrier through the way we develop the friendship between the two countries. We may forget the history and forgive them for what they have done to us,we can not tolerate their greed now!

    • China-Japan can learn from each other 2013-8-10 18:41

      Congratulations on your wisdom.

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