Diaoyu dispute sparks nationalist sentiment
Hung Cheuk Lam Chiron 6B (10)
Recently, the row between 2 countries – China and Japan – is rising due to detention of a trawler captain called Zhan Qixion. Indeed, it induced outcry from Chinese officials. China had announced disagreement and protests for several times but it seemed that nothing would threaten japan’s decision until China has done some sanctions towards Japan. However, the row seems to exist yet.
Chinese are irritated by more than Diaoyo dispute. Since group of Chinese tourists had been harassed in Japan, China officials is posing a Tourism Warning to Japan. More than the warning, Chinese may see this event as a kind of reflection of resentment towards Chinese. Japan officials continually refuses the demand form China which are compensation and an apology. Thus, Chinese would be annoyed by how firm Japan stance is. Throughout the above events, I can see how Chinese is irritated and ,fortunately ,irrational protest hasn’t happen anywhere yet.
Therefore, the nationalist sentiment may be sparked in China, even else where. We can see that there are protests pinning on Japan around Japan and China. Moreover, China detained several staff from a Japanese Corp. because they allegedly videotaped in restricted region in China. It seems that China want to pay back. As a ordinary secondary student, what I can do is just hoping no any war and battles.