Japan ends decades of aid to China

As long as the CCP lies and exists, Japan-China relations are at a dead end: experts

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Japan’s medium- to long-term assistance will end in March this year. Formal aid covering finances, technology and training has provided a coveted boost to China’s economic growth for over 40 years. The expert said.

According to a report by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the Government of Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) has reported the complete termination of aid (pdf), A government agency that provides most of the ODA.

In early October 2018, former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that he would end aid to China while Japan was visiting developing countries.

Mizoguchi I, Director, Institute of Asian Cultural History and Political Science Said The Chinese version of The Epoch Times, which the Japanese government has supported China’s economic development since the 1980s. It is very disappointing that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) did not tell the truth to the Chinese people.

The Chinese Communist Party has lied and worsened Japan-China relations. “As long as the regime exists, this is [Japan-China relations] It’s a dead knot that can never be untied, “he said.

“The Japanese government and people have helped people [under the CCP regime] Those who see us as enemies. Since the CCP system was established in 1949, its promotion and system have all been built on lies. Japan has religious beliefs and freedoms, and the Chinese Communist Party is invading Japan as an enemy, said Mizoguchi.

The official position is in line with public opinion that “like the United States and other Western countries, Japan expected China to become a richer, more democratic and internationally connected country through foreign aid.” On the contrary, the Chinese side is Professor Yasuhiro Matsuda, Institute of Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo. Said VOA in October 2018.

“This is an important reason why the Japanese have criticized and sought the end of aid. [to China].. “

Japan’s aid to China

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Japanese electronics at a shop in Nanjing, China, April 14, 2005. (Liu Ai via Getty Images / AFP)

Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) website Quote Then, Prime Minister Ohira said, “We believe that China’s prosperity will contribute to making the world a better place. Japan is working on China and its modernization based on such expectations from all over the world. We strongly promise to provide support to you. “

according to For the Chinese Epoch Times on November 8, 2018, Japan’s ODA policy has positioned China as China’s largest aid donor, accounting for more than 60% of the world’s aid.

ODA takes the form of capital, technology and human resource development. As of 2015, Japan has provided cumulative assistance of 36.6 trillion yen ($ 32.2 billion) to China, of which 3.3 trillion yen ($ 29.04 billion) is a concessional loan of ¥ 157.5 billion ($ 1.35 billion). ) There are more non-repayable aids. 184 billion yen ($ 1.62 billion) of technical assistance covering 367 large-scale projects.

It has provided China with “startup capital” for modernization and has supported China’s infrastructure construction and economic development. For the past 40 years, Japanese Yen financing has successfully supported many large-scale projects in China’s energy and resource development, transportation, transportation, telecommunications infrastructure construction, agriculture, forestry, urban construction and environmental protection. .. Radio France Internationale said on October 23, 2018.

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On April 29, 2003, a nurse bought a newspaper from a street vendor in front of the Japan-China Friendship Hospital in Beijing, China. (Getty Images)

Major projects supported by Japan ODA include Beijing International Airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, Wuhan Tianhe Airport, Shanghai Baoshan Dynamic Power Station, Japan-China Friendship Hospital, and Beijing Subway Line 2.

CCP conceals Japanese aid to Chinese

Bonnie S. Glaser, Senior Advisor on Asian Affairs, Chinese Expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, based in Washington, Said The New York Times, October 29, 2018, rarely acknowledged that Japan has played a role in China’s economic development, while this aid has made a “significant contribution” to China’s economic transformation over the last 40 years. not.

Yang Jung-mei, Principal Researcher, Institute for Comparative Policy between Japan and China Said The VOA, which China’s Foreign Ministry has never properly advertised Japan’s economic aid, instead contributed to the outcome of the reforms, opening the door to the “excellent leadership” of China’s communist government.

Keiko Kawasoe, a well-known Japanese writer, told The Epoch Times that Japan has provided a great deal of assistance to China, which the Chinese Communist Party takes for granted. “Because China is a victorious country. [in World II], [the CCP would think] You Japan must apologize and compensate us [the CCP], we [the CCP] No need to thank [Japan] For help, and we [the CCP] No need to let [Chinese] People know. “

She also said that in fact, the CCP did not directly defeat Japan during World War II, and that it was the National Revolutionary Army, led by Chiang Kai-shek, who actually resisted Japan’s aggression.

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According to Chinese media reports, nearly 30 chain stores in Shenyang, northeastern China, also removed Japanese products from their shelves, and on March 31, 2005, in Shenyang, central China, department store workers were in Japan. After removing from the product shelves, the signs of Japanese products were removed. Some companies endorsed revisionist history textbooks. (AFP via Getty Images)

When finding out why the CCP concealed Japan’s aid, Professor Ding Shu-fan, a researcher at the International Relations Center at the National Chengchi University in Taiwan, may want to use the CCP to exaggerate the inspection of Japanese history textbooks. I told the Epoch Times that I couldn’t. Japanese imperialism to criticize Japan, support Japan with black mail, and transfer public dissatisfaction with Chinese society to Japan.

January 14, 2014, Japan announcement Uotsuri Island (Uotsuri Island) is a “territory peculiar to Japan” and is a guideline for the contents of middle and high school textbooks that sparked the conflict between Japan and China.

Former Chinese leader and Japanese ODA

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People watch a huge TV screen at Sony’s showroom in Tokyo, showing a news program on February 20, 1997, reporting that then-Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping died on February 19 at the age of 92. ..

Launched in December 1979, ODA was seen as a positive response to China’s request made the previous year. In October 1978, Deng Xiaoping, the leader of the Chinese Communist Party, visited At a steel, automobile, and electric factory in Japan, he said that he “learned what modernization is” on the Shinkansen high-speed rail, and invited Konosuke Matsushita, the founder of Konosuke Matsushita in China, to modernize the industry. Was realized.

Two months later, on December 18, 1978, Mr. Chung launched a policy of “reform and opening up China” and sought foreign aid.

“At that time, China was in the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution, and the World Bank did not lend money to China. Japan was the first country to support China,” said Mitsuru Araki, who was involved in and led Japan’s economic assistance. To China, Said Chinese version of the 2018 Epoch Times.

After World War II, the Republic of China voluntarily abandoned the request for compensation based on the traditional Chinese moral of “repaying dissatisfaction with virtue” proposed by Prime Minister Chiang Kai-shek. Peace treaty between Japan and the Republic of China April 28, 1952.

In 1972, the Chinese Communist Party government began diplomatic relations with Japan and abandoned the war. Japan-China Joint Declaration The Communist Party signed on September 29, 1972 because of poor relations with the former Soviet Union. Therefore, Mao Zedong, the leader at the time, turned to other countries to make friends.

However, Chinese authorities and Japan have reached an implicit agreement that Japan will provide assistance to China in the form of ODA instead of war reparations.

According to Mitsuya Araki, Japan’s support for China is divided into three stages, including infrastructure, health care, environmental protection, education, and human resource development in which more than 200 universities in 22 states participate. A program has been formulated. ..

Joyce Liang contributed to this report.

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Winnie Han reports on the Chinese news of The Epoch Times.

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Ellen Wang has been involved in the Japanese version of The Epoch Times since 2007.