Sino Japanese Relationship
As a medical professional, we like to talk about politics but seldom take it serious. With wide coverage and nearly daily report of riots in China, the tension between China (PRC) and Japan is on every news' front page. We all know from the day of birth that Chinese and Japan are competing countries and seldom in good terms. But the value of peaceful coexistence is more than everything to avoid mutual terror at World War II. As Chinese, the sense of being treated unfairly is especially sharp. From Japanese society, their education may be deviated towards self righeousness; but most japanese are well educated and also believe in peace rather than militarism.
Why do the approach of the subject create so many news and tension? The answer should be timing. As Diaoyu island is an old problem, whehter you want or not, practically it is under the control of Japanese force. As these problem has been years, and nearly no interest about it by Japanese governement. Why japanese want action or something to be done recently. Usually the target against another nation help stabilise force and create unity in home country in favour of the existing power. They are used by both government to consolidate power. In China, the future of post HU Jianto governement has been clear but not fully established. To push aside discrepancy of opinion, the need of unity for different ages or different force within the central government is important. More than anything, the hate against japanese invasion can be used once again for Vice Premiere Xi to assume good central control of power.
To Japanese government, the power of democratic party has never been stable since take over of premiereship from opposing self democratic party. They are faced again by tragedy of nuclear incident. They need more fame and esteem to stay solid in control of Japan. To unify the parliament, the pride of owning Diaoyu island is brought in again. In fact Japan own this island for ages. is there any need for power or petroleum over there? I thnik no, the economic advantage is not great, The susceptibility of being invaded or destroyed by other force make investment risky. From recent report on Japaneses newsmedia, there is comment or criticism of current act of Japanese government. So not all japanese want War as depicted by chinese media.
Why the newspaper always focus on this? To sell more paper and be only source for news. In War times, newspaper sell. Remember 9/11, suddenly everyone want to grap newspaper as research by reporter attract more attention and bring satiety to news hunger in public.
So we would heard about riots , tension, demonstration against Japan in Chinese news. But not after the 18th NPC commitee. By then, every protest will be suppressed. Peaceful talk with Japan will begin. Concession for mutual benefit will be granted. Any civilian upset about government weakness will be gone. No news about Diayo island will be publicised. Like the control of internet, there would be information control as tight that even thought there is protest, it will not be reported or mentioned in any media.
As for the Japanese, the status of the island will remained the same. You can call it nationalisation. You can call is isolation. Thus, there is no real owners and no transaction of money ever to be made in the Bank for the ownership of the island. Japanese media has no interest and never want to be made use of by their polictian. The Diaoyu island cannot be anything of financially as one thousandth of Tokyo or even the nuclear accident town. They are just hyperbole of the news media.