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Originally posted by markwu at 17-6-2007 14:13
If the japs can ask their victims to gloss over the loss of 35 million innocents
I have no idea what that means. The fact they are able to is because they can open their mouths - anyone "can" say something. As to whether they should, I don't believe anyone has said they should. Only that it is often common to want to not focus on negative events, without saying whether it is right or not.
Next, saying "the Japs" isn't right. It is or was a group of MPs, not the whole population. I think you also may mean Japan's victims, as few Japanese are left alive now that committed those crimes in the first place.
Now, were they asking China to ignore it in all domestic discussion, or simply not keep bringing it up so much in terms of China-Japan relations? For example, I can't remember the last time China brought up the Opium Wars in relation to UK ties. Of course it is still discussed in China, but not on the diplomatic level between countries. It was much longer ago, but I don't think the government formally apologised or gave compensation for that, so if you would say the Japan war matter comes up because it hasn't been dealt with, one would expect other "unresolved" points to come up too.
you seem to support that it's alright to do so
I never said it was right, so you are actually the one missing the point. I was responding to what you said in earlier posts.
saying things like ........
mark, you in your words "smeared" me yourself in your earlier response! If you don't want someone to make a critical point about you, don't do the same about them first!!