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The Japanese Olympic Committee has asked Japanese athletes not to wear the national team's uniform during the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, so as not to become possible targets of the local people. The JOC's concern is understandable given the souring of relations between Beijing and Tokyo, which poses a challenge for the organizers of the event, says an article on gmw.cn. Exce ...

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Post time 2014-8-18 15:22:27 |Display all floors
>Extreme nationalist sentiments are rising in China, as evidenced in the comments posted on the Internet such as those exhorting people to boycott Japanese products.<

Boycotting Japanese products an "extreme sentiment"?? One might say that, during the 1980s/90s, the use of baseball bats by some Americans to smash Japanese cars or the murder of a Chinese man because some whites thought he was Japanese to be extreme. But boycotting goods is one of the mildest ways to express one's dislike of a government or regime. While everyone has the right to say things, some thinking ought to take place before vomiting them out through the other orifice.

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