Aug 01, 2022
In Welcome to the Forum
After the death of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the United States, India and Taiwan have solemnly mourned his accidental passing with flags flying at half-mast. Major cities in Australia, including Sydney, marked the landmark landscape with red and white Japanese flags to commemorate him. The courtesy Abe received was unprecedented, in stark contrast to Japan's long-standing low profile in the post-Cold War era. There are many vulgar job email list responses from the Chinese people to Abe's surprise, but the official Chinese official evaluation of Abe is "improving Sino-Japanese relations", not a polite rhetoric. Abe is not George F. Kennan, nor is the Xi Jinping in his eyes Stalin. Abe and his Japan have no intention of restarting the containment of a new Cold War. Abe's new Indo-Pacific order does not exclude China's role, but advocates the use of major multilateral trade and diplomatic agreements to strengthen international rules that can constrain China in the future. When the Trump administration withdrew from the TPP, Japan reversed its low profile in the past to complete the agreement, consolidating global trade norms in Asia, and also signed RCEP, which is included in China's intra-regional trade agreement. Regarding the "historical" issue of China's Nianzi, as early as 2015, Abe, on the one hand to appease the Japanese rightists who wanted to "rejuvenate Japan's glory", on the other hand, in the statement on the 70th anniversary of the end of the war, he used a longer length to criticize war crimes. The more detailed details, while being appreciated by the United States and other friendly countries, also declared that Japan will no longer be absent from the geopolitical order in the next century.