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PacNet #12 – China’s anti-Japan campaign

January 30, 2014

China’s anti-Japan campaign has crossed the limits of both decency and geography. Since the visit by Prime Minister Abe Shinzo to Yasukuni Shrine in December, China has fully mobilized its media and diplomatic resources overseas to vilify Abe in an attempt to damage Japan’s international status. This campaign, if it continues, may hurt Japan to some extent but it could backfire against China itself.