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LinkAsia | Feb 1
Last week's meeting between Japan's New Komeito party leader Natsuo Yamaguchi and Chinese president Xi Jinping eased tensions in the territorial di...
The Chinese are sensitive to claims by other countries over what they consider to be Chinese territory. The sensitivity is partly a hangover from the 19th and early 20th centuries, when foreigners ran roughshod over the country during what the Chinese call 'a hundred years of humiliation.' And it's partly the Communist Party's criticism of what it sees as US 'meddling.'
So, it's not surprising that Clinton evoked some tough words from users on Sina Weibo, China's equivalent of Twitter.
This user wrote:
"Obviously America wants to add fuel to the fire...the truth is to sell more weapons to the Philippines, Japan and Vietnam to ease the economic pressure on the US."
And this one asks the question:
"Do you think Hillary is here to make peace?"
And answers it: "No!"
Adding there can be no negotiation on this dispute, and even welcoming the prospect of war.
Another post read:
"Personally, I extremely dislike Hillary Clinton because she is so unfriendly to the Chinese people!"
But this post said:
"It seems most of the comments are against the US, (and) the fundamental reason is we have been brainwashed by the distorted facts taught by the communist party from a young age."