tiantian Wrote:You can argue otherwise but that's how we Chinese make the comparison. Maybe because the referred crime of Germany and Japan occured in the same war at the same period of time, which is about 90+ years after the opium war.Ok, if closeness in time is your main concern, then why hasn't the damage of the Japanese atrocities healed more for you than more recent atrocities against the people of China? Btw., if you're in China, I understand why you would rather not talk about that. But I still don't understand why you would lash out at modern Japan.
And how could we possibly forget the Opium War, which marked the start of our modern history full of humiliation and helplessness. I still remembered how much stress i felt when we were taught about the history of this period when everything went wrong for China. In fact, there is this monument in the Tiananmen Square with a series of sculptures depicting that episode of our history. But with the return of Hongkong, and most importantly, without new issue arising, the old bitterness mellowed down over time. Time heals if and only if you allow it.
Japan is nothing like the Empire that occupied China. Why is modern Japan your concern? Modern Japan at least made SOME effort to apologize, even if not to your satisfaction. And, more importantly, anyone is free to speak up about the issue, and many Japanese, and foreigners who are in Japan, do. Let's compare this to how the more recent atrocities committed by China's government are dealt with: there is no contrition, there is no acknowledgment they happened, there are laws forbidding any mention of Communist atrocities.
Take a moment, compare modern Japan's government to China's leadership. Given how much worse your government is, how can the behavior of the Japanese PM be on your mind at all? Why would you waste a second of your time worrying about Japan? You face so many much, much bigger problems than Japan's inadequate apology. Sure, you're forbidden from lashing out against Communism in China, and I understand anyone who will refrain from doing that, but why actively help the monsters who rule your country rally China behind them, in hatred of Japan (a much better country)?