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Which will be the leader of Asia,China or Japan? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2004-4-20 13:21:26 |Display all floors
It is the fact that Japan is one of the most developed countries in the world,and China is the biggest developing country.With the development of Chinese economy,China is becoming more influential to the other country in Asia,especially to Southeastern Asia.We don;t know if we can become the leader of Asia in the future,But there is a realistic problem that we are facing the challenge of Japanese,not only in military but in economy.

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Post time 2004-4-20 14:43:07 |Display all floors

china is taking over

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Post time 2004-4-20 16:49:53 |Display all floors

Who can cooperate the best?

In an ever shrinking world the winner will be whichever country can learn from the others and better them best.  Obviously this suggests a constant dynamic.  That's one reason America came on top and one reason it's now falling behind.

Also, however, if a nation is perceived by others as being a just society, it will gain others' respect and therefore cooperation, which would allow for a freer exchange of ideas of knowledge and resources to make the first point easier in the first place.

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Post time 2004-4-20 20:36:54 |Display all floors

japan is the world's second largest encomy

japan's premir minister is considering  amending the constitution. it is a dangerous signal to asia countries!

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Post time 2004-4-21 00:34:02 |Display all floors

no question

it's no question in my mind that china will be the foremost asian nation, if it is not already.  while japan may lead in technology and economy now, its resources are limited.  i agree with bchung that india and china provide for a better comparison.

also, i think we should try to change our mindset about national competition.  yes, competition is good, unless it becomes too aggressive.  when nations start harming their competitors instead of helping themselves, then you know you've gone too far.

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Post time 2004-4-21 01:48:48 |Display all floors

The problem and the solution (maybe)

The problem
China is big and sooner or later it will be very,very big. This tends to worry the neighbours, who fear an overwhelmingly predominant China. It's not a question of cause, big countries always worry their smaller neighbours.

Japan is big but relatively stagnant. This may change. Japan is strongly mistrusted by its neighbours because of its apalling recent behaviour in Asia. Moreover the neighbours see no real signs of  Japan facing up to its history.

The solution
China needs to reassure its neighbours of its friendly intent by co-operating as an equal partner in regional institutions such as APEC and the ASEAN Regional Forum. This is exactly what China is doing

Japan needs to show genuine reconciliation by repudiatiing its past leaders and facing up to its history in a public manner. It is doing the exact opposite.

No prizes for guessing which one will become the most influential power in Asia.

Geoff

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Post time 2004-4-21 02:07:45 |Display all floors

contradictory viewpoints

from the way you paint it, china will definitely be the predominant power in asia (i agree).  

but from the way the government there controls even small "threats," you would think the country's position was tremendously precarious.  

strange thing about repressive governments ... they always seem to be paranoid about something or other.

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