Sino-Japanese Strife

A few years back, I had a rather conspiratorial lunch with a young Chinese statesman-scholar in the Beijing City Government.  As the clean light of an early summer afternoon poured in through the doorway of the curiously empty dumpling shop, he leaned over the table and advised me along the following lines: “Forget about Korea.  What matters to China is Japan.  The Koreans are never … Continue reading Sino-Japanese Strife