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The Cody Blog: The Cody News (April 22, 2005)

Friday, April 22, 2005

The Cody News (April 22, 2005)

China `Welcomes' Apology Made by Japanese PM Koizumi on War Bloomberg - 1 hour ago April 22 (Bloomberg) -- China welcomed comments made in Jakarta today by Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on the pain his country inflicted on neighboring nations before and during World War II, a Chinese spokesman said. ... I don't really understand the compulsion to apologize for something one had nothing to do with. My parents and their parents have made plenty of mistakes and of course, I feel bad for anyone who ever gets hurt. But I can't apologize for something I had no control over.

I guess maybe since Koizumi represents Japan the apology is symbolic. Still doesn't quite sit right with me.


Sharon and Abbas to Meet Soon -Israeli PM's Office Reuters - 59 minutes ago JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet again soon, Sharon's office said on Friday. The announcement came in a statement after officials ...
Communication is such an important thing.

China follows path of peaceful development: President Xinhua - 1 hour ago JAKARTA, April 22 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao reaffirmed here on Friday that China will follow steadfastly its chosen path of peaceful development and commit itself to achieving common development with other countries in Asia and Africa. ...
Sure, it's peaceful as long as you succumb to the communist gun to your head. Property rights? Common sense law? Not in China.

The Duel for Dual Core ABC News - 43 minutes ago Our Desktop Lead Analyst puts AMD's dual-core processor to the test and compares it to Intel's solution. The duel is on: AMD and Intel have entered yet another processor race.
Nice pun.

Relatedly:
Going long on Longhorn CNET News.com - 3 hours ago Getting time with Microsoft's Jim Allchin used to be as easy as gaining an audience with the pope. But these days Microsoft's No.
Not so impressive a pun.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cody: Similar thing happened in India. A nationalist group wanted the Queen of England to apologize for the past happenings when she visited India in early 2000. I think it is a oppressed feeling in victim countries that surfaces when they gain respect of the world.

A suggestion for the blog, increase the list of blogs you follow.

-v

4/22/2005 11:47:00 AM  
Blogger jason said...

cody, I think china is using this issue to their advantage but I also think their is actual anger in the streets of china. In the west here we don't consider what japan did during world war II as severe as germans. The way I would consider how japan treats its world war II history would be if germany decided to change its history books, and gloss over the holocaust and war crimes,and say those were minor events, where only "some jews" died. If germany did that, would there not be protests in front of german embassies, calls for boycotts. In fact there are still japanese soldiers who admitted war crimes, to rape, former guards of japanese pow camps, who are still alive and the japanese government refuses to prosecute. You think that japan refusal to apologize is limited to asians, there is a canadian veteran who has been protesting in front of japanese embassy, seeking an apology from them for over 40 years. read about the nanjiang masscare
http://www.cnd.org/njmassacre/
or just google war crimes, japan

4/24/2005 02:55:00 AM  

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