Tuesday, March 12, 2013

There's More to Asia than North Korea

If you pay attention to the popular news sources, there seems to be nothing much going on in the Far East except for the hijinks of the Boy Dictator of North Korea.  Our media is much more concerned about the Middle East and any trouble that might develop (or that the media might help develop) there.  I've blogged about this skewed world view before.  But the fact, of course, is that there's a lot going on there, and that the most salient fact about the area is that the principal nations — China, Japan, and Korea (no matter their political subdivisions) — heartily despise one another and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.  They have a lot to despise one another about.   The latest is that China and South Korea have refused to send representatives to the service for the tsunami memorial.  Read about that HERE.   Caution:  It's at that semi-adult site.

1 comment:

  1. First the Nazis were going to take over the world, then the Commies, then Japan, then Muslims, now China...most people have NO idea what the Japanese did to China in WWII and how the Chinese feel about that. Americans are as ignorant as can be.

    The idea that China or Asia are some of rising economic power that's going to take over world shows no understanding whatsoever of the ancient hatreds in that part of the world. If they get into a war we should just stay the hell out of it. Anyone who invests in China will find they are out of their minds.