Saturday, October 23, 2010

"I myself also am a man" - Taiwan & 55 Days in Beijin

Thrilling Saturday

(Passionnant Samedi)

[Updated on December 4, 2011]

I don't know what will happen tomorrow even for myself.

SECTION I: Taiwan More at Stake

One of leading Japanese conservative critics Ms. Yoshiko Sakurai analyzed the situation covering China, Taiwan, and Japan, since China broke a diplomatic promise with Japan concerning gas fields in the East China Sea.
Needed: Scrunity Over Crucial Security Matters Hidden behind the Senkaku and Gas Field Issues
In case of a contingency in the South China Sea, it will become mandatory for China’s North Sea Fleet and East Sea Fleet to sail southward via the Strait of Taiwan. Meanwhile, if an emergency develops in the East China Sea or the Yellow Sea, the South Sea Fleet must also pass through the Strait of Taiwan as it sails northward. Controlling Taiwan is therefore seen by the Chinese as an overriding necessity. And it would seem logical to presume that China’s increased dominance over Taiwan will be pursued concurrently with a strategy to restrain Japan’s activities in the East China Sea, thereby increasing Chinese control over the entire land and sea of the East Asian region. Again, it is precisely for this reason that Japan should not readily give in to China in the East China Sea...

You had better take note of the following points:

1) Chinese troops will not try to land on Taiwan until China succeeds in occupying Japan's Senkaku Islands 170 km northeast of Taiwan.

2) Chinese troops will not try to land on Taiwan until the Chinese Navy secures sea routes surrounding Taiwan, from the Senkkau Islands to the Luzon strait.

3) The Chinese Navy wants to secure a sea route off the east coast of Taiwan to reach the South China Sea in case that the the route between the Continent and Taiwan gets under tension running high. On this eastern route, the Senkaku Islands occupies a key location for Chinese fleets to sail round the north tip of Taiwan to the Pacific.

4) For the Chinese Navy to freely move its fleets to the north as far as the Sea of Japan and as south as the Straits of Malacca, it needs to secure sea routes surrounding Taiwan where the Senkaku Islands occupies a key location.

5) If the Taiwan people see Chinese fleets freely sailing and operating on the north, east, south, and west seas off its coasts, they will feel so insecure, isolated, and abandoned. In the case, China can start landing operations on Taiwan at any time, though millions of Taiwanese would try to flee to America and Japan.

Accordingly, as long as Japan is determined to defend the Senkaku Islands from invading Chinese forces, the Chinese Communist leaders in Beijing would not order their troops to venture into Taiwan.

The importance of Japan's Senkaku Islands and Ishigaki-jima Island for Taiwan's security being threatened by the Chinese Navy is clear as above shown.

(Here I have borrowed a map from a Taiwan government site [red lines and letters added by me]: )

It is also interesting to see that as of 1970, the Japanese public did not think that China could lawfully claim any territory around the Senkaku Islands, while Taiwan and South Korea claimed each a vast sea territory in the East China Sea at the time.

Now you can see how important the Senkaku Islands and the Ishigaki-jima Island are for security of Taiwan.

(Refer to the Historical Analysis of the Senkaku Islands:

APPENDIX. Chinese Missile Ranges

Note that Japan has no long-range attack missiles due to restriction imposed by its pacifist Constitution.  However, subject to the Japan-US Security Treaty, the US is obliged to cooperate with the Japanese Self-Defense Forces to defend Japan, since the US military is allowed to have many bases in Japan.

SECTION II: 55 Days in Beijing

After the Japan-Sino War in 1895, an Opium-War-class incident happened in Beijing and some other parts of China, which decided fates of the Ching Dynasty and the Empire of Japan.

In June 1900 Boxer fighters, lightly armed or unarmed, gathered in Beijing to besiege the foreign embassies. On 21 June the conservative faction of the Imperial Court induced the Empress Dowager Cixi, who ruled in the emperor's name, to declare war on the foreign powers that had diplomatic representation in Beijing. Diplomats, foreign civilians, soldiers and some Chinese Christians retreated to the Legation Quarter where they stayed for 55 days until the Eight-Nation Alliance brought 20,000 armed troops to defeat the Boxers... 
The Taiyuan Massacre was the mass killing of foreign Christian missionaries and of local church members, including children, from July 1900. Two hundred and twenty two Chinese Eastern Orthodox Christians were also killed, along with 182 Protestant missionaries and 500 Chinese Protestants known as the China Martyrs of 1900. Also, 48 Catholic missionaries and 18,000 Chinese Catholics were killed... 
The compound in Beijing remained under siege from Boxer forces from 20 June - 14 August. A total of 473 foreign civilians, 409 soldiers from eight countries, and about 3,000 Chinese Christians took refuge in the Legation Quarter.[108] (See Siege of the Legations, Beijing 1900) Under the command of the British minister to China, Claude Maxwell MacDonald, the legation staff and security personnel defended the compound with small arms, three machine guns, and one old muzzle-loaded cannon; it was nicknamed the International Gun because the barrel was British, the carriage was Italian, the shells were Russian and the crew was American. 
During the defence of the legations, a small Japanese force of one officer and 24 sailors commanded by Colonel Shiba, distinguished itself in several ways. Of particular note was that it had the almost unique distinction of suffering greater than 100 percent casualties. This was possible because a great many of the Japanese troops were wounded, entered into the casualty lists, then returned to the line of battle only to be wounded once more and again entered in the casualty lists...
The international force reached and occupied Beijing on 14 August. All the nationalities in the international force raced to be the first to liberate the besieged Legation Quarter with the British winning the race. The U.S. was able to play a minor role, in suppressing the Boxer Rebellion due to the presence of U.S. ships and troops deployed in the Philippines since the U.S. conquest of the Spanish American and Philippine-American War... 
In October 1900 Russia was busy occupying much of the northeastern province of Manchuria, a move which threatened Anglo-American hopes of maintaining what remained of China's territorial integrity and an openness to commerce under the Open Door Policy. This behavior led ultimately to the Russo-Japanese War, where Russia was defeated at the hands of an increasingly confident Japan. 
Among the Imperial powers, Japan gained prestige due to its military aid in suppressing the Boxer Rebellion and was now seen as a power. Its clash with Russia over Liaodong and other provinces in eastern Manchuria, long considered by the Japanese as part of their sphere of influence, led to the Russo-Japanese War when two years of negotiations broke down in February 1904. The Russian Lease of the Liaodong (1898) was confirmed... 
- The 1963 film 55 Days at Peking was a dramatization of the Boxer rebellion. Shot in Spain, it needed thousands of Chinese extras, and the company sent scouts throughout Spain to hire as many as they could find.

The Boxer Rebellion (called Giwadan-no-Ran in Japanese) also looks like somewhat the Chinese troops' invasion of Shanghai in 1937.

According to Taiwanese Japanese author Chin-Syunshin, when troops of the eight nations occupied Beijing, they plundered the Chinese capital from which imperial families of Ching had already ran away. It is said that German troops did the worst in the plunderage, followed by English, French, Russian, and Austrian soldiers and officers. Japanese and American troops kept order comparatively well.

Only Japanese soldiers pulled up and buried the dead body of Imperial Consort Zhen (Chin-hi in Japanese) who had been thrown into a well in the Forbidden City and killed by an order from Empress Dowager Cixi before her fleeing Beijing for a reason involving a power struggle around the then emperor of Ching Guangxu.

Anyway, from this incident on, the Empire of Japan found that the Ching Dynasty had no ability, will, or sense of crisis while facing invasion of Manchuria by the Russian Empire. Every effort of the Empire of Japan to stop expansion of Russian influence was betrayed by officials of Ching who even tried to tie up with Russians to suppress Japanese influence penetrating into Manchuria, though, which was initially driven by a necessity of national defence of the Empire of Japan.

(Yet, even in this anti-Japanese atmosphere, the Ching Dynasty did not claim its territorial jurisdiction on the Senkaku Islands, though Japan established its legal occupancy in 1895 before the end of the Japan-Sino War...)

SECTION III: 2010 Professional Ratings for Honesty

July 5, 2010 – 10:10 am, by Possum Comitatus

Roy Morgan has released its annual Image Of Professions survey for 2010, where the public rate various professions on their perceived levels of honesty and ethical standards.
(Click to enlarge.)

In America, Newspaper journalists are regarded as untrustful as insurance brokers, stock brokers, estate agents, advertising people, and car salesmen.

TV reporters are a bit little better, being of equal rank to parliament members or business executives.

Anyway, you will be really shocked to meet a bad nurse, pharmacist, doctor, or school teacher in any country.

In Japan, citizens probably will not welcome this kind of survey, especially, nowadays under the leftist regime.

(In China, you might be sent to a special hospital if you try.)

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It is so, since I am not going to worship anybody, especially, that calls himself/herself a Christian without serving those who are poorer than he or she.

If I feel discomfort with anyone, he or she cannot be honest before the God and Christ Jesus from theory and my experimental research.

Anybody that does not hide what makes others feel discomfort cannot be honest before the God and Christ Jesus.

So, I wonder why would not St. Peter fall down at the feet of Cornelius just a moment before Cornelius did so at the feet of St. Peter.

Act 10:23 Then called he them in, and lodged them. And on the morrow Peter went away with them, and certain brethren from Joppa accompanied him.

Act 10:24 And the morrow after they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and he had called together his kinsmen and near friends.

Act 10:25 And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.

Act 10:26 But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.

Friday, October 22, 2010

"and he to whom the Son will reveal him"

Not La Gioconda...
But A Very Dangerous...
Situation For Commandoes...

Friday with Something New
(Rénové Vendredi)

There are many important things between Japan and China most of G20 representatives gathering in Seoul today do not know.

There are many important things between Japan and China most of the 1.3 billion Chinese people have never been informed of.

There are so many important things between Japan and China most of Chinese Americans ans American economists have never realized.

I suspect how Prime Minister Mr. Naoto Kan understands those extremely important things between Japan and China.

Yet, you can confirm your knowledge now.

SECTION I: Japan Owes More to China?

I-1: At the End of WWII

As a result of the victory in the Japan-Sino War in 1895, the Empire of Japan received a huge settlement package from the Ching Dynasty.

The two main items were Taiwan and money reparations that were almost equal to the amount of three-year-term national budgets of the Empire of Japan at the time. The Empire fully used this money to build modern iron mills and other industrial facilities.

On the other hand, China and Taiwan did not request a settlement package from Japan after WWII, though China and Taiwan became a member state of the victorious allies led by the U.S.

Instead after WWII, Japan admitted, though diplomatically, the Chinese Communist Government as the sole authentic political representative of whole China. Accordingly, Japan cut the official diplomatic tie with Taiwan or the Republic of China in early 1970's.

Yet, basically, the Imperial Army did not lose war on mainland China. Generals, officers, and soldiers thought that they lost war against America but not China. Without the Pearl Harbor attack, the Imperial Army should have completely destroyed Chinese troops eventually, though it might have taken several more years. Accordingly, there have been an objection among the Japanese people to pay reparations to the Chinese Communist Government after WWII.

Besides, the Empire of Japan built wider railroad networks, many factories, and other modern infrastructures in mainland China (including Manchuria), which were all taken by the Chinese Communist Government after WWII.

In addition, the Empire of Japan had also huge assets in Taiwan, which were all taken by the Chinese Nationalist Government after WWII.

In addition, the Empire of Japan had also huge assets in the Korean Peninsula, which were all taken by South and North Koreas after WWII.

According to a theory, though the Chinese Communist Party still asserts that damages they suffered during the Japan-China War in 1930's and 1940's reaches $600 billion, what the Empire of Japan left in mainland China (including Manchuria) totaled up $567 billion and in Taiwan $101 billion.

(Conversion rules: $1 = 15 yen; Price differences: $1 in 1940 = $190 today)

It is true human casualties cannot be compensated by money. But, Chinese were not so weak in 1930's and 1940's; they had strength, power, and resources to launch war against the Empire of Japan and pull the Imperial Army into the endless battles on mainland China which were virtually an extension of the great civil war between Chinese communists and nationalists. China is also responsible for the Japan-China War in 1930's and 1940's.

Therefore, Japan does not owe anything to China (including Taiwan) in terms of the Japan-China War settlement balance, to your surprise. China has to cover the rest for itself, if any, in this context.


I-2: In 1980's and 1990's

Some people argue that Japan's total financial aid to China since 1970's when Japan carried out normalization of relationships with the Chinese Communist Government is just three trillion yen or so. While the Empire of Japan caused so much damage to China in the Japan-China War in 1930's and 1940's.

Some claim that Japan's aid as virtual reparations has been too little.

However, in my rough estimation, China received financial, industrial, scientific and cultural aid from the Japanese Government and Japan's private sector which was equivalent to 5% to 10% of China's national budget each year during 1990's.

Around 1990, China's GDP was just two trillion yuan or so, that is $400 billion. (Its average in 1990's is around 5.5 trillion yuan or so, that is $700 billion. On an average, one dollar was exchanged with 5 yuan before 1994 and 8.5 yuan after 1994.)

Japan's three trillion yen around 1990's is equivalent to almost $30 billion ($37 billion of today). It can be $2 billion per year, as Japan's aid was concentrated in this period.

As China received free $2 billion from Japan while its GDP was $400 billion around 1990, the Chinese Government could introduce modern technology and facilities in a larger scale. Chinese industrial development was really driven by Japanese money.

The ratio of Japan's aid to China's national budget per year is much higher.

Moreover, thousands of Japanese companies of various sizes and in various fields started to invest into and operate in China. Technologies, know-hows, and intellectual assets having been transferred to China by these Japanese companies are enormous.

Just around Shanghai today, you can see 1,110 Japanese companies and Japanese-affiliated businesses in a simple list.

In addition, the Japanese Patent Agency estimated the damages Japanese businesses suffered in the Chinese market due to patent right infringiments could reach 9 trillion yen ($100 billion dollars) as of 2004.


So, humbly clculated, the effect of Japanese private sector's contribution to China can be twice or so ($4 billion per year) as much as the governmental aid ($2 billion per year) to China through 1980's and 1990's.

Then, it is estimated that during 1990's, when the average of China's GDP was around 5.5 trillion yuan or so, namely $700 billion, China received financial/industrial and public/private aide from Japan at a scale of $6 billion; the Chinese Government could introduce modern technology and facilities in a larger scale. Chinese industrial development was really driven by Japanese money.

The ratio of Japan's aid to China's national budget per year is much higher.

Though there can be some minor differences in terms of figures depending on a way of analysis, it is clear that China today owes its success to Japan.

It is not a matter of the Senkaku Islands, but the one concerning the Japan-Sino War and the Japan's aid to China in 1980's, 1990's, and 2000's what mentally sound Chinese should talk about.

Finally, let's check the trend of China's GDP, national budgets, and their ratio.

Tall bars in the above figure shows China's GDP in each year and small bars China's national budgets (unit 100 million yuan); Lines are for a ratio of a budget over GDP (in percent).

For your reference, the trend of the exchange rate between the U.S. dollars and yuan is as follows:

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Edgar Snow wrote that Mao Zedong said: "It was a teacher who had just returned from Japan that taught me new academic subjects imported from Europe. I liked to listen to the teacher talking about things of Japan. He also taught us English and music. One of Japanese songs he sang for us had beautiful words so that I can still recall them, though not completely. The song depicted the Battle in the Yellow Sea fought by Japanese and Russians in the Japan-Russo War. From those words I learnt beauty of the Japanese culture as well as pride and power of the Empire of Japan."


Mao Tse-tung (Mao Zedong) was neither a simple communist nor a terrorist with a shortsighted mind.

Yet, Chairman Mao never mentioned the Senkaku Islands when Japan's Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka met Chinese Premier Chou En-lai in Beijing in 1972.

Chairman Mao must have thought that the Ching Dynasty had never spent any gold or silver to establish its control over the Senkaku Islands as the Islands were first acknowledged by Chinese empire when the Kingdom of Okinawa had started to pay tribute to the Ming Dynasty in 1404.

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Luk 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.

Luk 10:22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

"of good report among all the nation of the Jews"

Lucky Thursday
(Beaucoup de Chance Jeudi)

One of images associated with China is the moon for some Japanese.

One of images associated with Islam is the moon and a star for some Japanese.

One of images associated with the Christian world is stars for some Japanese.

And, one of images associated with Japan is the Sun Flag for some Japanese.

Accordingly, as more and more Japanese join anti-Chinese demonstrations in Tokyo and so on with the Sun Flags in their hands, the Chinese Communist Government seem to be coming back to its senses.

The Chinese Communist Government has proposed to Japan an idea of suspending the issue of the Senkaku Islands, which is however a very bad idea for Japan. China must first pay damages for two of Japan Coast Guard ships an illegal Chinese fishing boat striked itself against.

SECTION I: Mentally-Ill China

There is a Chinese woman who left China to obtain Japanese nationality eventually.

What she wrote about China is so horrible beyond imagination of ordinary Japanese citizens. Some Japanese think that she is a little strange, blaming so assuredly the Chinese Communist Government, the Chinese society and local communities, and even ordinary Chinese having been educated by the Chinese communists.

But, now I understand why she left China to obtain Japanese nationality eventually. Not to be forced into a mental hospital used as a very convenient prison by Chinese authorities.

REPORT AIR DATE: Sept. 11, 2009

Chinese Dissidents Committed to Mental Hospitals


JIM LEHRER: Next tonight, a diagnosis of mental illness for political dissidents in China. Special correspondent Shannon Van Sant has our Global Health Unit story. She has reported from China for our PBS colleagues at the "Nightly Business Report," among other programs...

SHANNON VAN SANT: A former officer in the People's Liberation Army, Qin has been forcibly hospitalized six times, accused of being mentally ill. He says he's not the only one with grievances who's been treated that way...

I traveled to Wuhan to talk with another Chinese activist, Liu Feiyue, but he was under house arrest. Liu heads an NGO that is currently following 100 cases of wrongful psychiatric detention. Over the last three years, he says he knows of 500 more whistleblowers and protesters who have been detained in mental hospitals...

SHANNON VAN SANT: Munro, who is based in Hong Kong, believes that since there are no national mental health laws protecting the rights of people who have been compulsorily hospitalized, but there are rules limiting arbitrary arrest, hospitals are becoming a convenient means of silencing protesters...

When asked at a press conference about the increasing numbers of protesters being put in mental hospitals, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said...

QIN GANG, Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (through translator): It's the first time for me to hear the situation you addressed. I don't know about the situation of psychiatric hospitals, but please believe the related Chinese governmental departments conduct administration according to law...

HU GUOHONG: They gave me one, and then two yellow pills every day. They said they would set me free after the Olympics. They told me to be nice. But after the Olympics and during the Paralympics, they still held me. At the end of September, I escaped. They caught me, and the next day they gave me electric shocks...

China has 17,000 certified psychologists, which is ten percent of that of other developed countries per capita.[2] Some 100 million Chinese have mental illnesses, with varying degrees of intensity.


I am afraid that most of Chinese leaders are included in the 100 million Chinese above described.

SECTION II: Economically-Blind America

Unemployment Rate Trend:

Yes, the year 2007 seems to be the last year when every hard-working citizen in America is happy.

Resolved Question

American unemployment and the causes?

3 years ago

Best Answer - Chosen by Voters

First off, American unemployment is quite low, currently at 4.7%, which is one of the lowest in the industrialized world and below average for the past 50 years. (Compare this to Britain: 5.4%, Canada: 5.8%, Russia: 5.8%, Italy: 6.0%, France: 8.1%, Germany: 8.6%, China: 9.5% Belgium: 11.1%)

Anyone who thinks that we are losing a net amount of jobs due to overseas manufactoring does not understand markets or economics. Yes, we are losing some jobs, primarily in low value added manufactoring (apposed to capital intensive manufacturing, where we are actually creating jobs), but the money saved on importing cheaper goods is spent elsewhere in the economy and creates jobs in these other sectors. (For instance consumers have saved a lot of money on clothing and electronics in recent years. Their prices have come down or at least not gone up as quickly as general inflation)...

Assuming that there is not a recession going on, the cyclical unemployment does not exist, but there are always people who fit into the other two.

People change jobs all the time, for good or bad, and there is always a segment of the population that is lazy, incompedint, etc, and just cant hold down a job. These two reasons are why "full employment" is considered to be around 5% or so historically.

But what you have to keep in mind, is that a 5% unemployment rate does not mean 5% of the population can never find work. It includs the temporary people. The average time of unemployment is about 8 - 9 weeks right now.

Only about .5% - 1% of people fit whithin the long term structual enemployment who just cant get and hold onto jobs.

Having an economics degree / having a job as an economic analyst

International unemployment data from the Dec 1st issue of the Economist

3 years ago

I am afraid that no rich men feel guilty to see the present day job situation in America, including those in the White House.

SECTION III: The U.S. & China

Since 2001, two distinct phenomena happened on the earth.

America started to be engaged in the War on Terror, which triggered however ever larger money games inside America.

China started to take off as an exporting giant, inflating GDP at an alarming pace.

Most importantly this rapid upward change in financial scales in both the U.S. and China were not predicted in 1999 or so by economists.

The key to understanding these two phenomena lies in the paradigm change and the IT technology.

War breaks an old barrier in people's mind sets. The diplomatic policy America adopted in the late 1990's regarding China as a more friendly nation than Japan allowed for China's paradigm change.

In both the cases, the power of computers and the Internet contributed to multiplication of amounts of money involved there.

The relationship between America and China is still the most important factor for G2, though, mostly G2 alone.

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No Chinese have ever lived on the Senkaku Islands.

But, as I wrote yesterday, a Japanese businessman and two hundred of his employees and their families had worked or lived on the Senkaku Islands from 1880's to 1940's.

After WWII, the U.S. Air Forces and Navy used the Senkaku Islands as a shooting and bombing range till 1970 or so when Okinawa was returned to Japan by America.

Between 1500's and 1900's, only a few Chinese official reports mentioned some islands that could be identified as the Senkaku Islands. Yet, they simply meant that certain Chinese missionaries to the Okinawa Kingdom felt the islands somewhat close to mainland China. In this period, Ching and Ming only sent a dozen or so envoys to Okinawa who however in return sent a few hundred envoys to China passing the Senkaku Islands. That is why the old reports Chinese missionaries to Okinawa wrote cannot be any authentic proof for China's occupancy of the Senkaku Islands.

I hope that the Japanese public broadcasting organization NHK will create a verification program on territorial jurisdiction of the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea closer to Okinawa islands than to mainland China. NHK and other Japanese media should address the issue to the world more openly.



Rich men can enjoy good treatments in hospitals. But, some poor men are being insulted by rich medical doctors even in Christian hospitals around Tokyo...

Yet, in case, go and stay in a hospital which means a place you can meat a miracle of healing Christ Jesus especially performs for you...)

Act 10:19 While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee.

Act 10:20 Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them.

Act 10:21 Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what is the cause wherefore ye are come?

Act 10:22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?"

1000-Yen Wednesday
(1000-yens mercredi)

No joy of eating, drinking, chatting, and dancing for which money is needed is what you can expect in following Christ Jesus and His followers.

But, there are many, many occasions and situations where you never think of eating, drinking, chatting, and dancing for which money is needed.

Christ Jesus has not come to eat, drink, chat, or dance but to save the poor who have no money for foods, beverages, families, or entertainment.

SECTION I: When the Senkaku Islands Became Japan's

The Kingdom of Korea continued to be subject to the Chinese empire Ching while the 20th century was getting closer.

On the other hand, the Okinawa Kingdom officially came to directly belong to the Empire of Japan in 1870's.

In addition, Taiwan was not regarded as an essential part of Ching, so that Ching's rule on Taiwan was not strict or exhaustive. It was after the Sino-French War (1884-1885) that the Ching court in Beijing raised the status of Taiwan to an independent province.

Yet, from a traditional Chinese imperial paradigm, the emperor of Ching had every right in Korea, Taiwan, and Okinawa (till its abrogation of its state as a tributary nation to Ching).

A border between Ching and Korea, or between Ching and Okinawa could be set at any place at will of the Chinese empire, since Korea and Okinawa had no military, economic, and cultural power based on which they might have been able to make war against Ching.

But, this vague paradigm was challenged by the Empire of Japan in 1894. The Japan-Sino War actually settled borders of Ching in a sense of a paradigm of the modern international relationships, though it was still in the late 19th century.

Interestingly, the Empire of Japan declared its territorial jurisdiction on the Senkaku Islands before the end of the Japan-Sino War, while the Empire of Japan was trying to remove the imperial influence of Ching from the Korean Peninsula and the Taiwan Island, both far larger than the Senkaku Islands. It suggests there was a strong will of the Okinawa people to fix their territory in the East China Sea.

For reference, the Senkaku Islands are in a location on the Sea facing:
1) The Ishigaki-jima Island of Okinawa Prefecture: 170 km, south
2) Taiwan: 170 km, southwest
3) The Chinese Continent: 330 km, west
3) The Okinawa mainland: 410 km, east

In addition, the Senkaku Islands had been uninhabited islands all through the known history of mankind till a Japanese businessman established and ran a factory to process fish in one of the islands from 1880's to 1940 before WWII.


In summary, the great Ching empire and its great emperors would not feel any need to declare its occupancy of the Senkaku Islands at any time, since the Islands are too small and nobody claimed the Islands as their own against the imperial court in Beijing, since Taiwanese people, the Okinawa people, and the Korean people were virtual subjects to Ching, while Japanese imperial/samurai governments in the past never looked like having an interest in the Senkaku Islands till 1870's when Okinawa came to directly belong to the government in Tokyo.

Accordingly, nobody in China and Taiwan talked about or remembered the Senkaku Islands before, during, and after the Japan-Sino War (1894-1895).

As a newly-emergent power Japan turned its attention toward Korea. In order to protect its own interests and security, Japan wanted to either annex Korea before it was seized by another power, or at least ensure Korea's effective independence by developing its resources and reforming its administration...

On February 27, 1876, after certain incidents and confrontations involving Korean isolationists and the Japanese, Japan imposed the Treaty of Ganghwa on Korea; forcing Korea to open itself to Japanese and foreign trade and to proclaim its independence from China in its foreign relations.

Korea had traditionally been a tributary state and continued to be so under the influence of China's Qing dynasty, which exerted large influence over the conservative Korean officials gathered around the royal family of the Joseon Dynasty. Opinion in Korea itself was split; conservatives wanted to retain the traditional subservient relationship with China, while reformists wanted to establish closer ties with Japan and western nations. After two Opium Wars against the British Empire and the Sino-French War, China had become weak and was unable to resist political intervention and territorial encroachment by western powers (see Unequal Treaties). Japan saw this as an opportunity to replace Chinese influence in Korea with its own...

Although the Beiyang Force -- Beiyang Army and Beiyang Fleet -- was the best equipped and symbolized the new modern Chinese military, corruption was a serious problem. Chinese politicians systematically embezzled funds, even during the war. As a result, the Beiyang Fleet did not purchase any battleships after its establishment in 1888. The purchase of ammunition stopped in 1891, with the funding being embezzled to build the Summer Palace in Beijing. Logistics were a huge problem, as construction of railroads in Manchuria had been discouraged. The morale of the Chinese armies was generally very low due to lack of pay and prestige, use of opium and poor leadership which contributed to some rather ignominious withdrawals, such as the abandonment of the very well-fortified and defensible Weihaiwei...

The Imperial Japanese Army converged on Pyongyang from several directions on 15 September 1894. The Japanese assaulted the city and eventually defeated the Chinese by an attack from the rear; the defenders surrendered. By taking advantage of heavy rainfall and using the cover of darkness, the remaining troops marched out of Pyongyang and headed northeast toward the coast and the city of Uiju. Casualties were 2,000 killed and around 4,000 wounded for the Chinese, while the Japanese lost 102 men killed, 433 wounded and 33 missing. The entire Japanese army entered the city of Pyongyang on the early morning of 16 September 1894...

The Treaty of Shimonoseki was signed on 17 April 1895. China recognized the total independence of Korea and ceded the Liaodong Peninsula (in the south of the present day Liaoning Province), Taiwan and the Penghu Islands to Japan "in perpetuity". Additionally, China was to pay Japan 200 million Kuping taels as reparation. China also signed a commercial treaty permitting Japanese ships to operate on the Yangtze River, to operate manufacturing factories in treaty ports and to open four more ports to foreign trade. The Triple Intervention, however, forced Japan to give up the Liaodong Peninsula in exchange for another 30 million Kuping taels (450 million yen)...

Several Qing officials in Taiwan resolved to resist the cession of Taiwan to Japan under the Treaty of Shimonoseki, and on 23 May declared the island to be an independent Republic of Formosa. On 29 May Japanese forces under Admiral Motonori Kabayama landed in northern Taiwan, and in a five-month campaign defeated the Republican forces and occupied the island's main towns...

Yet, Korea has not been grateful to date for Japan's shedding bloods to bring Independence to Koreans in the late 19th century.

Taiwan has not been so grateful to date for Japan's shedding bloods to give native Taiwanese a chance for modernization and later nationalist Chinese a place for survival and fortification against the Chinese Communists after WWII.

Nonetheless, the Okinawa people, sharing the basically same language, culture, and racial traits as the mainland Japanese, have never doubted over the legitimacy of their belonging to great Japan, though they shed too many bloods in the Battle of Okinawa fighting invading American troops.

In this way, Okinawa Prefecture of Japan must have the Senkaku Islands as its own, though it might remind the sub-tropical paradise-like Prefecture of a centuries-long era when they followed both the Chinese empire and a certain samurai clan in southern Kyusyu who in turn was subject to the samurai king or a Tokugawa shogun in Edo (Tokyo).

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Democrats are said to start China bashing.

Though some pundit defends China, American voters and Wal-Mart shoppers cast doubt on it.

Stop Bashing China: China's Growth Created American Jobs
Robert A. McDonald | Oct. 19, 2010, 6:07 PM


Fifteen years ago, if you walked into a Wal-Mart and purchased a cart full of stuff, most of it was made in the U.S. by Americans.

Now it's all made in China. That's a shopping cart of American jobs lost right there.

What I want to see is that American voters and workers well understand the need for freedom and a sense of responsibility among Chinese workers.

For your reference, there are almost 500 million workers in farming areas alone in China.


So, my advice to Mr. Xi Jinping is go back to farming areas again, taking into consideration the need for freedom and a sense of responsibility among Chinese workers.


A stardust for you, dusty cents for me, since I lived on almost 1,000 yen today...dear.)

Joh 10:19 There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.

Joh 10:20 And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?

Joh 10:21 Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"for a testimony against them and the Gentiles"

Go! Go! Tuesday
(allez, allez, le mardi)

SECTION I: Chinese Riots

China vs. Japan

My commentary in response to the anti-Japan riots in China in April.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Now back to the consistent rule of the Japanese. What seems to have created the positive image of the Japanese in this regard is the contrast of the negative by the Chinese. There is an incident that occurred in 1947, known as the 2/28 Massacre (the date of its occurence). Basically, the government of mainland China got mad at the Taiwanese and killed 18,000 to 28,000 people, according to one source I read. This day is still remembered in Taiwan with a holiday, and the event is anchored deep in their psyche. The killing was viewed as totally unnecessary. The government was considered oppressive and corrupt, and as one Taiwanese told me, "...unpredictable. You knew where you stood with the Japanese occupiers, but the Chinese, you never knew where you stood. They executed people at random."

Feb 12, 2009
Riots 'won't lead to rebellion'
By Tracy Quek, China Correspondent

Social unrest goes against President Hu Jintao's political mantra of a 'harmonious society' and is seen by the ruling Chinese Communist Party as the biggest challenge to its rule.

China's Public Security Ministry reported 87,000 mass incidents in 2005, up 6.6 per cent over the number in 2004, and 50 per cent over the 2003 figure. The ministry has not released the latest figures.

According to Dr Wang's presentation yesterday, which he said was based on official statistics, there were at least 10,000 mass incidents recorded in 1993. The number ballooned to more than 60,000 in 2005. Two years later, it exceeded 80,000.

Asked if he had an estimate for the number of mass incidents last year, Dr Wang said a study had been done, but he would say only that the number was 'higher than that in 2007, but the increase was not as big as the rise between 2005 and 2007'.

Crime Up 15% in CCP China, Riots Increase as Well.
Posted in the China Forum

12/22/2009 13:12
Academy of Social Sciences: increase of mass revolts and crime in China
The "mass incidents" are caused by the growing difference between rich and poor, and abuse of power by government representatives. In the first 10 months of 2009 criminal cases increased by 15% compared to last year. The social concerns are a risk to the survival of the Communist Party.

The report cites six examples of popular revolts, from the taxi strike in Chongqing and elsewhere, to those in central China, due to the suspicious deaths, presented by the police as a suicide (see the 22/06/2009 " Clashes between police and people who can't take it any more become daily occurrence).

The report does not include the revolts of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, in July last year, with 200 deaths and thousands of arrests.

Uighur leader says 10,000 killed or detained in China unrest
Nearly 10,000 Uighurs were detained or killed earlier this month in ethnic unrest in the Chinese city of Urumqi, the group's exiled leader said yesterday.

By Our Foreign Staff
Published: 6:25PM BST 29 Jul 2009

China riots: 140 killed and 816 injured
At least 140 people have been killed in rioting in the capital of China's northwestern region of Xinjiang.

Published: 9:20AM BST 06 Jul 2009

China fears riots will spread as boom goes sourToday millions will leave the cities to return to their rural family homes for the new year celebrations. But this year Beijing hopes the newly jobless revellers will stay there - to prevent a fresh wave of unrest in the cities

Tania Branigan in Dongguan The Observer, Sunday 25 January 2009

That spirit has pervaded a spate of recent disturbances in Dongguan: protests outside government offices by unpaid workers; clashes with police as plants shut down. "Mass incidents", as officials describe them, have been on the rise for years. According to the Ministry of Public Security, there were 10,000 across China in 1994. By 2005, that had risen to 87,000. Experts believe the numbers have increased again, not least because the government has stopped publicising them.

Chinese state steel workers beat private firm boss to death
• Staff rioted over planned buyout of company
• Violence said to be biggest disturbance for a year

Tania Branigan in Beijing, Sunday 26 July 2009 18.57 BST

Thousands of angry Chinese steel workers clashed with police and beat to death an executive of the firm trying to take over their company, a Hong Kong-based human rights organisation has said.

updated 3/24/2008 2:16:06 PM ET 2008-03-24T18:16:06

BEIJING — One policeman was killed and several others injured in riots Monday in western Sichuan province, China’s state media reported.

The official Xinhua News Agency gave no other details regarding the riot.

Xinhua also said that 381 people involved in protests in another Sichuan county, Aba, had surrendered to police, according to local authorities.

The Communist leadership has faced the biggest challenge to its rule in the Himalayan area in nearly two decades after protests in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa exploded into violence on March 14, sparking sympathy protests in the neighboring provinces of Sichuan, Gansu and Qinghai.

Protests also have spread to Nepal and India.

2010 Suzhou workers riot

For a long time the company have been suffering from poor management of staff, bonuses compensation problems and poor catering services. In 2008 the company wide bonuses were canceled due to the economic down turn.[2] In 2009 a factory employee provided info to a reporter about being poisoned on the job. The company switched from the regularly used alcohol to a more toxic and dangerous ethane solvent. In September 2009 some employees came in contact with the chemicals.[3]

Also, according to a report of the 83 suppliers in China, 45 did not pay overtime costs to its employees. Another 23 suppliers were paying below the minimum wage.[3]

On January 15, 2009 at 8:45 to 9 am about 2000 factory workers gathered at the company and began destroying the factory properties.[2][4] The workers also blocked a road and threw stones at the police

Sunday, February 1, 2009
Unrest in China Worse Than Widely Reported

Even security guards and teachers have staged protests as disorder sweeps through the industrial zones that were built on cheap manufacturing for multinational companies. Worker dormitory suburbs already resemble ghost towns…

The Communist party is so concerned to buy off trouble that in one case, confirmed by a local government official in Foshan, armed police forced a factory owner to withdraw cash from the bank to pay his workers.

“Hundreds of workers protested outside the city government so we ordered the boss to settle the back pay and sent police armed with machine-guns to take him to the bank and deliver the money to his workforce that very night,” the official said.

On January 15 there were pitched battles at a textile factory in the nearby city of Dongguan between striking workers and security guards.

On January 16, about 100 auxiliary security officers, known in Chinese as Bao An, staged a street protest after they were sacked by a state-owned firm in Shenzhen, a boom town adjoining Hong Kong.

About 1,000 teachers confronted police on the streets of Yangjiang on January 5, demanding their wages from the local authorities.

In one sample week in late December, 2,000 workers at a Singapore-owned firm in Shanghai held a wage protest and thousands of farmers staged 12 days of mass demonstrations over economic problems outside the city.

All along the coast, angry workers besieged labour offices and government buildings after dozens of factories closed their doors without paying wages and their owners went back to Hong Kong, Taiwan or South Korea.

In southern China, hundreds of workers blocked a highway to protest against pay cuts imposed by managers. At several factories, there were scenes of chaos as police were called to stop creditors breaking in to seize equipment in lieu of debts.

In northern China, television journalists were punished after they prepared a story on the occupation of a textile mill by 6,000 workers. Furious local leaders in the city of Linfen said the news item would “destroy social stability” and banned it.

At textile companies in Suzhou, historic centre of the silk trade, sales managers told of a collapse in export orders. “This time last year our monthly output to Britain and other markets was 60,000 metres of cloth. This month it’s 3,000 metres,” said one.

She said companies dared not accept orders in pounds or euros for fear of wild currency fluctuations. Trade finance has all but ceased. Some 40% of the workforce had been laid off, she added.

Nearby, in the industrial hub of Changshu, all the talk was of Singapore-listed Ferro China, which exported steel products to customers in Britain, Germany, Korea and Japan. Last October its shares were suspended.

The company is reported to have been weighed down by $800m in debts and, according to the specialist business magazine Caijing, has started a court-or-dered restructuring.

A researcher found the gates closed and under tight guard, 2,000 employees out of work and witnesses who told of company vehicles being seized by impatient creditors. Holders of Ferro China debt include Credit Suisse and Citi-group.

Even in the city regarded as the most entrepreneurial in China, Wenzhou, the business community is reeling. “We estimate that foreign companies have defaulted on payments for 20 billion yuan (£20 billion) owed to Wenzhou firms,” said Zhou Dewen, chairman of the city’s association for small and medium-sized businesses.

Yves here. Now these are all separate incidents, none mass scale, but consider: this report was prepared by a Western paper in a country with a controlled media and state apparatus that does not want news of unrest leaking out. For every incident they heard about, there are anywhere from two to ten more that they didn’t.

Page last updated at 21:47 GMT, Wednesday, 8 July 2009 22:47 UK

Ethnic tensions taboo in China

By Vaudine England
BBC News, Guangzhou

On 26 June Han and Uighurs at a toy factory in the Guangdong town of Shaoguan fought each other for hours, leaving at least two dead and 118 injured.

It was over this violence that Uighurs in Urumqi, in the north-western Xinjiang province, rallied on Sunday, leading to much more deadly clashes.

...The difference in China is that people are reluctant to discuss the issue, and the tensions are hard to measure.

Amateur footage of toy factory riots


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Mat 10:17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;

Mat 10:18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.

Mat 10:19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.

Mat 10:20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.

Monday, October 18, 2010

"Do not steal, Do not bear false witness"

Hopeful Monday
(Espoir Lundi)

Now in several cities in China, young Chinese are staging anti-Japanese demonstrations.

In each city, thousands or more Chinese students and other youths are chanting anti-Japanese slogans, demolishing Japanese restaurants, and turning over Japanese cars.

It has been triggered by stupid behaviors by the Chinese Communist Party on the Senkaku Islands; however "Japan" also means riches and an upper class in China.

So, an anti-Japanese demonstration in China includes some important element of protest against the Chinese establishment, namely Chinese elites in the Communist Party, the central/local governments, and big enterprises and wealthy people having connections to those elites.

Japanese TV stations all report these movements in China, but of course, no panics in Japan.

One thing sure is that if Toyota, Honda, and Nissan pull out of China, GM and Fords will significantly increase their sales in the Chinese market.

In the worst case, some Japanese businesses might start to request the Japanese Government to sell the Senkaku Islands to the American Government, if not transfer of the ownership.

SECTION I: What are the three elements of the nation state?

Americans answer:
The government, the military, and the people.

Europeans whose nations existed based on their military as a matter of course answered:
The sovereignty, the land, and the people
- Peace of Westphalia

The Constitution of Japan (promulgated November 3, 1946)


Article 9: 1) Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes.

2) In order to accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph, land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained. The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized.

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Accordingly Japan cannot have the Article-9 defined land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential.

However, Japan as a nation must be equipped with the three elements: the government, the military, and the people before its Constitution.

Therefore, the Article-9 defined land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential are different from the military as one of the three elements of a nation.

In other word, Japan must have the military that is different from the Article-9 defined land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential.

In this context, Japan has the Self-Defence Forces which the Japanese Government cannot mobilize or use as means of war, since the Japanese Government cannot proclaim war. Yet, in order to stop invasion of Japan by external forces, the Japanese Government can mobilize or use the Self-Defence Forces, because this defence is not war defined in the Article 9.

Put simply, to be engaged in non-Article-9 defined defence activities, Japan can of course mobilize or use the military that does not fall in the Article-9 defined land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential and even that does, too.

So, Japan can have Army, Navy, and Air Forces as the military that does not fall in the Article-9 defined land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, since this military has more authentic cause of existence than the Japanese Constitution. It is so, since without a nation, no constitution is possible.

This military is like the land and the people that continue to exist even the present Constitution is abolished in the future like they existed before the present Constitution was established.

Nonetheless, "aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes."

However, if China should invade the Senkaku Islands with whatever war potential, it is no more international disputes; Japan will naturally defend its land and people from Chinese killing machines.

What I want to say is that there are Japanese Army, Navy, and Air Forces that are not defined by the Japanese Constitution but authorized by history, theory, and the very existence of Japan as an independent nation.

But, as long as China does not invade the Senkaku Islands, Japan will be content to have only Self-Defence Forces.

SECTION II: Constitutions

Every country has somebody or an organization that is in charge of national defence.

(Adopted on December 4, 1982)

Article 29. The armed forces of the People's Republic of China belong to the people. Their tasks are to strengthen national defence, resist aggression, defend the motherland, safeguard the people's peaceful labour, participate in national reconstruction, and work hard to serve the people. The state strengthens the revolutionization, modernization and regularization of the armed forces in order to increase the national defence capability.

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea's Constitution

Comrade Kim Il Sung founded the immortal Juche idea, organized and guided an anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle under its banner, created revolutionary tradition, attained the historical cause of the national liberation, and founded the DPRK, built up a solid basis of construction of a sovereign and independent state in the fields of politics, economy, culture and military, and founded the DPRK.

Paragraph II) The National Defense Commission
Article 1
The National Defense Commission is the highest military leading organ of State power and an organ for general control over national defense.

Article 11
The NDC consists of its Chairman, first vice chairman, vice chairmen and members.

The term of the NDC Chairman is the same as that of the SPA.

Article 12
The Chairman of the NDC directs and commands all the armed forces and guides defense affairs as a whole.

Article 13
The NDC has the duties and authority to:

1. guide the armed forces and guide the State in defense building as a whole,

2. set up or abolish a national institution in the defense sector,

3. appoint or remove major military cadres,

4. set up military titles and confer the military rank of general and higher ranks,

5. proclaim a state of war and orders for mobilization.

The Constitution of the United States

Section 8 - Powers of Congress

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;

To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

To provide and maintain a Navy;

To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And

To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.

French Constitution of October 4, 1958

Article 15.
The President of the Republic shall be Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. He shall preside over the higher national defence councils and committees.

Article 21.
The Prime Minister shall direct the actions of the Government. He shall be responsible for national defence. He shall ensure the implementation of legislation. Subject to article 13, he shall have power to make regulations and shall make appointments to civil and military posts.

He may delegate certain of his powers to Ministers.

He shall deputize, if the case arises, for the President of the Republic as chairman of the councils and committees referred to in article 15.

He may, in exceptional cases, deputize for him as chairman of a meeting of the Council of Ministers by virtue of an express delegation of powers for a specific agenda.

Article 34.
Statutes shall determine the rules concerning:

- civic rights and the fundamental guarantees granted to citizens for the exercise of their civil liberties; freedom, diversity and the independence of the media; the obligations imposed for the purposes of national defence upon the person and property of citizens;

Russia - Constitution { Adopted on: 12 Dec 1993 }

Article 59
(1) Defense of the homeland shall be a duty and obligation of the citizen of the Russian Federation.
(2) The citizen of the Russian Federation shall do military service in conformity with the federal law.
(3) The citizen of the Russian Federation whose convictions and faith are at odds with military service, and also in other cases stipulated by the federal law shall have the right to the substitution of an alternative civil service for military service.

But, who is in charge in Japan?

The God? Christ Jesus?

The EEE Reporter?

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In 1980, no one in Japan knew what would happen in 2000's in America.

But, looking back at it from now, it looks like that some African Americans at the time were changing beneath the surface. However, my image about them was still mostly from African American soldiers in the Vietnam War.

So, I might be still now failing in catching some important trend among young Chinese.

And, Chinese leaders might be also failing in catching some important trend among young Chinese.

What do you think about them?

And, in my feeling, a vocal group of African American girls seems to be more trustworthy than that of European girls. In general, the former looks economically poorer than the latter. It is reflected in their singing. To make sure, I seldom listen to a vocal group of Korean girls and Chinese girls. Japanese girls are not fit for this genre, good or bad.

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Mar 10:18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.

Mar 10:19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Looking a Little Matured

(What you can see today...a dragonfly and a rainbow ball.)

Lente Dimanche

There is one mystery about China.

Today's China is influenced by the last Chinese classic dynasty Ching (Qing). But Qing is the only dynasty established by Manchus.

Manchus are originally very different from the Han Chinese, a major culture group of China. Manchus are akin to Mongolians, Koreans, and other North Asians. The Han Chinese are originally those who occupied territories along the Yellow River.

Accordingly, a type of clothes today we call the Chinese dress is of the Manchu style. But, before the conquer by Manchu Qing, Chinese people, namely mostly the Han Chinese put on the Han clothing. This original style of clothes for Chinese is somewhat akin to Japanese kimonos or the traditional Japanese style of clothing. Yet, today, the Chinese people do not put on the Han clothing, though they wear the Manchu-origin Chinese clothing on a special occasion or in special places, say, by Chinese entertainers.

The above Han clothing is sometimes mistaken as a Japanese kimono, but they are different. In the cartoon titled Samurai Jack, the hero Samurai Jack wears another version of the Han clothing but not a kimono. Hollywood cannot make a difference between the two styles.

The Japanese kimono is said to be formed mostly through an influence of culture of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) of China. The Imperial court of Japan sent an official envoy to Tang 13 times. Unofficial trade and exchange of people must have been more frequent.

Anyway, the original clothing of the Han Chinese has not been carried on by the Chinese people. The era of the Manchu Qing Dynasty in China caused critical disconnection and severance from the traditional culture in the Chinese society, though the Qing court respected some advanced cultural assets of Han people.

What is worse, after the Manchu Qing Dynasty, the Han Chinese had to suffer half a century turmoil and then another half a century rule by the Chinese Communist Party. As a result, like the Han clothing, most of the spirit of the ancient Chinese Civilization was lost in modern China.

Just like kimonos still being widely used on various occasions in Japan, virtue based on the ancient Chinese philosophy looks like being observed still widely in Japan, but rarely in China of today.

If Chinese today observed the teaching of ancient Chinese philosophers, they would realize that it is very fair that they had no right on the Senkaku Islands (which their ancestors had sometimes watched from ships though not as many times as Okinawa people did), since they invaded and occupied Tibet and Islamic regions by force.


APPENDIX II. Tokyo in the Samurai Er

Tokyo was called Edo more than 200 years ago when samurai governed Japan that closed the door to the world.

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A disciple of Confucius asked, "Does a master respect valor, Sir, Master?"

Confucius answered, "A master is expected to most respect justice."

"If a master respects valor only but not justice, he would revolt," said Confucius.

"If a man of small caliber respects valor only but not justice, he would steal, Friend"; So Confucius said.

Indeed, China today has a large population and a wider land. But, caliber of its leaders looks small.

But what if there are any masters who do respect valor but not justice among the Chinese people, whether of the Han origin or the Manchu origin?

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So, the time is running out tonight.

Yet, I have two cups of yogurt in my humble refregirator, all for myself, however.

(Great are Japan, the Japanese Navy, and Japanese Sailors for Pax Japanesque!)

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Inside the Ring
By Bill Gertz
The Washington Times
5:56 p.m., Wednesday, September 15, 2010

China-Japan tensions

U.S. officials are monitoring rising tensions between China and Japan over Japan's detention of a Chinese fishing boat captain who is accused of ramming his boat into two Japanese patrol boats near the Senkaku islands north of Taiwan and south of Okinawa.

The islands have been Japanese territory for decades and were even recognized as such in China's Communist Party People's Daily many years ago.

But since 1970, China — based on growing nationalist sentiment — publicly laid claim to the island chain, which Beijing calls the Diaoyu. Taiwan also claims the islands, further complicating the territorial dispute.

Inside the Ring has obtained a classified Chinese map that is likely to further muddy Beijing's territorial claims. The 1969 map, produced by the People's Republic of China map authority and labeled "confidential," lists the islands as "Senkaku," the Japanese name, and contains a dividing line south of the islands indicating that they fall within Japanese territory.