"Japan-China: Nationalism on the Rise", Brahma Chellaney no International Herald Tribune
2. "Washington is correct in not interfering in the Yasukuni issue. As a senior administration official told reporters before Koizumi's sayonara summit with Bush, "I don't think it's the place of either leader to tell the other one what he can and cannot do domestically."
But Beijing would argue that by not doing anything, Washington is in fact siding more with Tokyo. China could ask the United States how it can support Japan becoming a permanent member of the UN Security Council and embrace its re-emergence when the Japanese have not fully come to grips with their own history?" "The China Syndrome", Liu Kin-ming no The Standard.