Updated: 2013-04-11 08:01
Sino-Japanese ties can normalize
There are no signs of a thaw in Sino-Japanese relations on the political front. But the two countries could at least try to remove the distrust at the people-to-people level. I believe that ordinary Japanese people, like their Chinese counterparts, want to live a happy life, without the fear of conflicts and wars.
The challenge for China is to make ordinary Japanese realize that despite the strained relations between the Chinese and Japanese governments, ordinary Chinese people harbor no hatred toward their Japanese counterparts.
Although China wants to be a strong nation, it has no intention of infringing on the interests of another nation. And that's why it's not impossible to normalize relations between China and Japan.
Biztru, on China Daily website
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(China Daily 04/11/2013 page9)