原文标题：China must teach Japan a lesson, says Chinese daily
BEIJING: A lesson is necessary to dispel Japan's contempt toward China, said a state-run Chinese daily on Wednesday, a day after the Japanese government inked a deal to buy the disputed Diaoyu Islands.
A strongly worded editorial - "Discard illusion of friendly ties with Japan" - in Global Times said that Sino-Japanese relations suffered a serious blow on Tuesday when the Japanese government signed a deal to purchase the Diaoyu Islands with the self-proclaimed "owner".
"The friendly ties between the two countries established in the 1970s collapsed completely," it said.
The daily added: "Chinese anger of over a century toward Japan was awakened Tuesday, and will in turn affect Japanese feelings toward China. It appears inevitable the two sides will be overwhelmed by hatred again now that more conflicts can be expected. China needs to be prepared for further deterioration of bilateral ties. For Beijing, the future priority isn't to maintain stable ties, but to protect its core interests as Sino-Japanese relations sour."
The editorial said that though China was committed to building friendly ties with neighbours, the Diaoyu issue has turned China and Japan into opponents.
"China isn't used to having an adversary close by.
"...Japan inflicted painful atrocities against China in the past. It is now more developed than China, but is in decline. The balance of national power is shifting between the two. With such a close opponent, China can be spurred to action," it said.
The daily noted that Japan depends on the Chinese market more than China does on the Japanese market.
"A political confrontation will bring insignificant economic damage to China," it said. "...with China's nuclear deterrence, Japan is less likely to launch a military attack on China."
It said that China has been advocating friendly ties with its neighbour, but "Japan has created enough troubles for China over the years".
"But its behaviour toward the US and Russia demonstrates its inferiority toward strong countries. China cannot repeat what the US and Russia did to Japan. But a lesson is necessary to dispel its contempt toward China..."
Increasing its shrill pitch, the editorial went on to say that China is accumulating strength with its fast development.
"It can fully show this strength to Japan in a future conflict to reverse Japan's attitude toward China," it warned.
"Keeping friendly neighbouring ties is a good policy. But it cannot be achieved through one-sided begging and compromising."
The disputed islands in the East China Sea, which are also claimed by Taiwan, lie on a vital shipping route and are surrounded by large hydrocarbon deposits beneath them.
Japan says it has controlled the islands since 1895 until its surrender at the end of World War II. The islands were controlled by the US from 1945 to 1972 and subsequently returned to Japan's control. China claims the islands' discovery and control since the 14th century.
China and Taiwan started to lay claims on the islands in the 1970s when surveys showed the area was rich in hydrocarbons.
Tensions flared between Tokyo and Beijing, after Japan last month arrested 14 Chinese nationals, including activists from Hong Kong, and deported them over a protest landing on Uotsuri, the largest of a group of disputed isles.
Syed Abdulmuqtadir (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
Such arguments ony escalate the tensions further, better sit and talk and solve the issue. China is militarily mightier than Japan but Japan's security is in the hands of US since WWII, any enthusiastic step or over acting by China will result in only destruction nothing else. The best solution is talk and reach to a logical conclusion.
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munna (maddur) 4 hrs ago
Get these chinkees off map, they make too much of noise!!
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BAHAR ROY (Assam)
What if Japan teaches you one.....
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rkuppal5 (Hisar) replies to BAHAR ROY
Always remember the saying-The Man behind the machine is more important than the machine-The Japanese have got a great tradition of warriors-Like the SAMURAI & the Kamikhaze [suicide ]tradition..Once Japan starts Militarising,Many countries in Asia may start trembling.
Trp (India ) replies to rkuppal5 4 hrs ago
A cat teaching a lion a lesson? Don't think so.
Raj (KL) replies to Trp 2 hrs ago
that CAT overcame Nuclear disaster in a couple of decade..
Mahesh Ved (Mumbai)
China DARE not Act against Japan.China can only Issue y Threats,Warnings and Statements.
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Commom Man (Everywhere) 4 hrs ago
China has problem with most of neighboring countries. It swallowed Tibet, Aksai Chin (part of India). It is trying to swallow Taiwan, Arunachal Predesh. It has problem with Japan, India, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei. It just tries to bully the neighbors. At the same time it does not give freedom of speech to it's own national. It's time for world to get united against China's behaviors.
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santabanta (Delhi) 4 hrs ago
Who will teach China a lesson?
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Ram din (India ) replies to santabanta 4 hrs ago
No one. China is the next super power start getting used to it's bullying. They can afford to throw their weight around. No one can touch them.
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Ravi (Singapore) replies to Ram din 3 hrs ago
Wait for couple of years, There is a country who can teach lession to China very soon, Yes guess is right "Pakistan"
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Tam (Delhi) 4 hrs ago
China don't have good relations with any of its neighbors....China claims every neighboring country is part of China....Vietnam,Mongolia,Hongkong,Taiwan to name few....only exception in Pakistan....and that too just to counter India....China don't have any interest in India....
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Mir Akbar (Delhi) 4 hrs ago
Japan has been abandoned by its all time ally US.
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Amused (MP) replies to Mir Akbar 3 hrs ago
Tell that to the 40,000 US personnel in Japan. US government does not bark in newspapers unless it is prepared to actually make war. China whines and complains and makes false threats on weekly basis.
colranbir lamba (PTA)
JAPAN MUST TEACH A LESSON TO CHINA
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China's ambition would make its tie to be broken with each neighbour. CHINA = Criminals Hiding in Immense Nation with Arrogance..This dragon must be boycotted by all sovereign states.
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George Chungath (India)
That is not possible at the current situations of the world
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China has got problems with each & everything . . it could one day put a claim on the entire earth saying the Chinese had discovered it & have occupied it for the last million years . . . . absolutely "Made In China" Jai Hind!
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Patriot (pune) replies to kuldeep_chauhan80 2 hrs ago
Same like india.. India having problems with pakistan, bangladesh, china and sri lanka. when we point a finger to somebody else, it makes 4 fingers point self.
Sovereign replies to Patriot
Rightly said, four fingers point to us . . . but need to understand that we have problem with them or they have a problem with us, , , , , need to think again
Energise Yourself (gurgaon)
china recently hates all neighbours
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Common Man (Bhubaneswar, India)
Yeah!!! they can organize wushu and judo competition.
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Nitesh (Bangalore) 4 hrs ago
China in no time has made a rapid growth in the number of enemies with its growth beware china the sun might set before it rises. If china thinks it can alone handle all these rival country it has gone insane and japan will always be way ahead of china
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Tumme Amo (Itanagar, India)
I hv my feelings for China here but China cannot cite 14th century discovery to claim ant rights over the islands... ".......Japan says it has controlled the islands since 1895 until its surrender at the end of World War II. The islands were controlled by the US from 1945 to 1972 and subsequently returned to Japan's control. China claims the islands' discovery and control since the 14th century...."
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Ali (India) 4 hrs ago
OMG, all Japenes are so scared.China always bark thru newspapaers
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U K Gupta (Bhopal) 4 hrs ago
China just wants land to accommodate its ever increasing population be it India, Vietnam, Hongkong, Taiwan, Mongolia and now Japan
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This probably means that Japanese brands will not manufacture their products in China any more. That's good news for us.
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RAJESH (LAGOS) (LAGOS)
I always thought that the chinese media were state controlled. Does this mean that this is the official thinking of China. If so, they are venturing in dangerous waters and will soon find out that the world would stand behind Japan.
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China would not do that. They know US is behind Japan.
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Time has come to all the China neighbours(except PAK and Mayanmar) to come together and teach a lesson to China.
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raeto (Goa,Siolim.) 3 hrs ago
While teaching a lesson Japan will win......coz their weapons r not duplicate....where China's equipment's will not work during teaching Lession..
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TKD (US) 3 hrs ago
China thinks they own every land in Asia. If there is natural resources or strategic interests its their they don't care who owns it. I'm happy Japan did this and countries around China should all do this.
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John From Goa (Goa)
Chinese lessons dont last long...after all its made in China.
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What lesson? How can lower std class teach to higher class student. They are bragging too much.
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MP Abraham (Chennai) 3 hrs ago
The world knows what happened when the arrogant Chinese set out to 'teach a lesson' to Viet Nam!
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Chai (Mumbai) 3 hrs ago
Vist Japan before China attacks it...After Chinese invasion,One would get to see Japanese in Museums only.
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bik (delhi) replies to Chai 3 hrs ago
d u know what happened to the superpower US when it attacked Vietnam??and China is nowhere as strong as US nither Japan is militarily inferior to Vietnam,and with US's military presence in Japan alongwith japan's own army which is technologically very advanced which strengthened further after they bought 5th gen fighter like F-35 the chinese will be in for a rude shock if they attempt any misadventure...come out of ur dream
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Amit Sudan (Delhi)
China will not be bale to take any action against Japan because they knew that will there biggest mistake. China has land disputes with 11 Countries and if they use any power then these countries can also support Japan in their fight. Only the time will tell.
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bob (india) 3 hrs ago
right now japan is teaching china a lesson.
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China is all hype and no substance. China, even though very powerful, knows it cannot take an aggressive stance against any country because they have no friends. They may have a good economic policy, but definitely a very poor foreign policy. If China were to attack some country, the whole world will stand against it, Pakistan etc. are not brave enough. Their policy is becoming the same as that of Germany before the 2nd WW, what with taking panga with the whole world at the same time. China must learn the German lesson before its too late.
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Anil Dharurkar (Delhi)
Chinese media is true patriotic, what ever the issue they stand with nation. Indian media never stand with nation n its ppl.
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So China will attack with its "Made in China" missiles and weapons? Huh... God save Chikies.
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manoj krishnamachar (bangalore)
china's symbol should have been OCTOPUS instead of DRAGON! They want to extend their tentacle everywhere!
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Chetan (Mumbai) 3 hrs ago
Indian govt. should learn something from Japan..
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Shyamsunder Haobam (Imphal)
China hates every bordering country except for Pakistan.
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Derrick Dias (Goa)
All world powers want to throw their weight around. At the moment China is having an internal power struggle
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Go ahead, let's see which side is strong.
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Harsh Bardhan (New Delhi)
Don't mess with Daddy.... China. Its not only Japan, Its U.S Japan.
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Does the chinese seems to be over confident?? surely china will be taught a lesson by U.S-Japan...& hope this will put an end to its boundary affairs with other neighbour..
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Indian Only (YATRA-TATRA-SARVATRA) replies to bln89 2 hrs ago
So you wish and expect US & Japan to solve our problems with China as well. What a day dreaming !!! Typically medieval era Indian mentality !!!
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makshushita (Japan) 2 hrs ago
China is no match to us. We are more capable than Chinese with US backing. China never fought a war with a decent opponent in the history. They back-stabbed only against weaker nation. They never succeed. They talk too much but little action. We Japanese already taught more lesson to Chinese but it seems they forgot over the time.
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India is strong enough to handle CHINESE in ASIA. Time to show JAPA-INDIA friendship now
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Shame on china planning to attack small country like japan. if they have so much to fight then challange US
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Anil (DXB) replies to Morgan 1 hr ago
Dear Kamal, Pls keep your A** shut. China has the capability to crush india in no time. Pls go to your call centre and attend the american abusive calls with smile. You know nothing about military might of china. Regards, Anil.
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Roshan Patil (Mumbai) replies to Anil 1 hr ago
What Crush India in No time? And you call yourself an Indian? Every Indian will fight with any Foreign Nation till the Last drop of Blood remains in their Body.Its not easy crushing India anymore.
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Mukesh (India) replies to kamal 2 hrs ago
Japan is a small country but it has got very powerful military in addition to US backing.
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Samajhdar (Canada) 4 hrs ago
"Teach the lesson" - I think it is time this paper tiger must be taught the lesson. As a puffed up skunk, friend of none, this animal instead of learning the lesson is always ready to teach the lesson to others. Why anyone should be scared of China? Trade? China needs the world more than the world needs the China. Let Japan, Vietnam, Philippines U.S. and India unite and beat the sh** out of this stinky undesirable moronic nation. It has achieved some economic progress by screwing its own citizens under its worst form of dictatorship which has gone to its head. China is good only when under the influence of opium.
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