War of words

“I was rather baffled by his remarks”


China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi describes his reaction to Japanese leader Abe Shinzo, who likened the increase in Chinese military spending to Germany’s arms build-up in the period before the First World War. Wang told the Financial Times that relations between the two countries were “very bad” and that if the Japanese leader cared to look at his country’s record, “it would be made clear to all who has been the troublemaker and the aggressor”. In WiC’s reader poll published earlier this month a third of respondents thought there would be a Sino-Japanese war within the next decade.

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