A Little Huanqiu Nationalism

If the above link to a gallery of Chinese volunteers in Vietnam [浴血南疆对越自卫反击战 ] fails to satisfy, be sure not to miss some obligatory Xinhua praise of the Boxer Movement [义和团运动 ] as “a patriotic, anti-imperialist movement of farmers in North China” or an extensive reminder in this scintillating lead from  “战后日本 关于民间“认罪”的不完全记录 [ Postwar Japan’s Record Regarding Collective ‘Guilt’ is Not Complete]”:

如今很多日本人却不了解历史的真相。二战结束以来,日本右翼组织从未停止过扭曲史实、美化侵略的行动。几十年来,篡改教科书、参拜靖国神社、挑起钓鱼岛主权争端、阻碍奥运火炬日本传递……不仅挑拨着受害国家人民的神经,也在战争之后一次又一次伤害他们的心灵。

Nothing like a little nationalist orthodoxy to act as an astringent for the day.  Or perhaps the Huanqiu scribes and editors, like many journalists, are under pressure to just fill space and back up the bulwarks with such stories.

浴血南疆对越自卫反击战

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s