China again points out Japan's nearly 60 year old crimes. Premier Wen Jiabao says: (BBC)
"Only a country that respects history, takes responsibility for past history and wins over the trust of people in Asia and the world at large can take greater responsibility in the international community," he said
Ummm...anybody remember Tibet? Maybe China should look to its west, not to its east, if it wants to talk about taking responsibility for the past...and the present.
I can't vouch for the figures below--and China's power and economic pull keep democracies from criticising the Asian giant as harshly as they should--but...the sheer hypocrisy of China is mind-boggling. Not that such a thing is imaginable at this late date, but I'm sure many Tibetans would settle for China just getting the hell out and let the Beijing keep its apologies. (Little Tibet)