The Brothers Judd note that the recent anti-Japanese unrest in China has soured business relations between the two countries. This, apparently, is a surprise to the ChiCom Politburo. It reminds me strongly of Germany’s Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder’s miscalculation about how the American Street would react to his open anti-Americanism ploy during his last election. I think there are two major reasons for this kind of mistake.
While it is, of course, delicious schädenfruede against the ChiComs, I also have little to no sympathy for the Chinese citizenry. After all, one doesn’t seem them protesting about the whitewash of ChiCom atrocities in China, which killed far more Chinese in more horrible ways than the Japanese inflicted atrocities. Not to mention how so many Chinese hate the Taiwanese and Tibetans enought to want to destroy them via invasion or annexation, despite the fact that neither people ever ravaged China.