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Post time 2009-12-4 10:53:17 |Display all floors
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A Beijing University Chinese student’s responses to a Japanese reporter, without a single dirty word, his admonishment brought applause from the entire venue…

Ozawa Ichiro of the Kyodo News Agency came to Peking University to conduct interviews. At the entry to the south pavilion (the international co operation section), Ozawa Ichirou interviewed a short guy (could someone confirm that he’s from the department of international affairs?). The following is an accurate record of the interview.

Question: Do you support the view or action of boycotting Japanese goods?

Answer: Everyone is an individual, every individual is free. I cannot change other people’s thinking, and have no right to control other people’s actions.

Q: How would you characterise the Sino-Japanese relationship?

A: Looking at it objectively, it’s a relationship of mutual benefit.

Q: From the point of view of a student, what do you think is the greatest obstacle between the two countries?

A: Obviously, the Japanese have, in many ways, said and done many things which are mistakes, and these we cannot accept or tolerate! In short, improving the Sino-Japanese relationship requires the Japanese side to acknowledge history, and bring forth goodwill and sincerity.

Q: Do you personally use Japanese goods?

A: Yep, a toilet. (Laughter amongst the students present)

Q: Well then, tell me, why are Japanese toilet bowls better than Chinese ones?

A: In China, we don’t discuss things like this, talking about such things in public is very abnormal/perverse. (Laughter) Of course, I don’t know if you are used to doing this, or if your country is. (Laugther)

Q: With regard to the history problem, is there any way for both China and Japan to put down this heavy “burden”?

A: Please watch your wording! I don’t agree with how you’ve put the question. The question implicitly casts China in an unfavourable light. From ancient times to now, China has never had any “heavy burden”. The Chinese people are a open-minded, forward-looking exemplary race, who patiently deal with people, and remaining on friendly terms with their neighbours is China’s virtue. For this reason we acknowledge history without bias, but would never repay unkindness with unkindness. We tolerate reconciliation, including with Japan. Please tell me, what is China and the Chinese people’s “heavy burden”? Have the Chinese people ever done something unforgivable to Japan? The issue is precisely the invasion of China, the heinous crimes of the Japanese who don’t acknowledge history, burning, killing, and plundering in China, madly exterminating the Chinese people. The criminal Japanese don’t acknowledge their crimes or make reparations to China and the Chinese people, and are even trying to expand their overseas military capabilities, split China, seize China’s land, infuriating the Chinese people. There is too much of this kind of historical fact. Can you tell me, is this the historical burden China carries? (Applause from students)

Q: I also often watch the news, and recently, Chinese manufacturing accidents have been frequent, and I presume the death rate is not low either?

A: Just like your country, everyone dies once. (Laughter, applause)

Q: In China’s university campuses, student suicides happen frequently, again and again, why is this?

A: Actually, the country with the most student suicides is your country. Many bizarre suicide methods of suicide were invented by you guys. In a UN report, Japan’s suicide rate was ranked number one. I don’t know what sufficient evidence you have to prove the suicide incidents in my country’s the university campuses. Chairman Mao Zedong had a famous saying: “If you haven’t investigated, you don’t have a right to talk”. I hope you write an objective and true report. With regard to the words that you just used in your question I must correct you, in Chinese Mandarin, “frequently” and “again and again” is a tautology, a mistake. Moreover, what you said does not match the reality! (Applause)

Q: In Japan, Chinese study abroad students have illegally stolen Japan’s state secrets, do you know about that?

A: I am unable to to verify the your information’s accuracy and authenticity. This kind of absurd allegation is as ridiculous as Bush invading Iraq because Saddam stole his pressure cooker! (big laugh from audience)

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Post time 2009-12-4 11:18:43 |Display all floors
Ozawa Ichiro is the secretary general of Japan's ruling party, DPJ. Are you sure he conducted interviews in China?

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Post time 2009-12-4 13:28:00 |Display all floors

Reply #1 zhoupu's post

I actually think the student responding to the questions is a bit of a smarta$$ and was extremely rude. This doesn't mean, however, that is answers weren't very clever.

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Post time 2009-12-4 14:32:28 |Display all floors
Originally posted by zhoupu at 2009-12-4 10:53
http://www.chinasmack.com/storie ... -japanese-reporter/

A Beijing University Chinese student’s responses to a Japanese reporter, without a single  ...


it is a rather fun skit, but it also shows a degree of arrogance.  A good roast of another nation should be at some level humorous to those being made fun of, if extremely embarrassing.  This goes a bit too far and is bad taste.

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Post time 2009-12-4 17:47:58 |Display all floors
Weird- it's pretty clearly fake, and looks to be the product of one of China's 'internet patriots'- imagining himself scoring points against a fictional Japanese reporter.  It's been said many times, but once again the words 'inferiority complex' spring to mind.

On the other hand... the imaginary reporter draws attention to real problems- student suicides and industrial accidents- to which the imaginary student has no real answers.  So who knows?

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Post time 2009-12-4 17:57:21 |Display all floors
Originally posted by thepeop at 2009-12-4 18:47
Weird- it's pretty clearly fake, and looks to be the product of one of China's 'internet patriots'- imagining himself scoring points against a fictional Japanese reporter.  It's been said many time ...


Had this checked in the afternoon:

1/  There is no Ozawa Ichiro working for KYODO  news.

2/  Kyodo news staff do never reveal their names when conducting random interviews.

3/  Story is unheard of     and...

4/  They had a good laugh .  

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Post time 2009-12-4 18:08:01 |Display all floors

Reply #7 satsu_jin's post

So this either an elaborate hoax, or a useless attempt to belittle Japan. Lucky we can spot it a mile off.

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