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This post was edited by abramicus at 2013-6-4 11:51|
When Qi quoted Deng, he said Deng said 20 years ago that his generation should postpone all disputation over Diaoyudao, and let the next generation which may be wiser solve it.
He must know Deng said this on October 3, 1978, when he was visiting Japan, and that is not 20 years ago, but 35 years ago.
But why did he say "20 years ago"?
Is it not to make it appear that Deng's advice is so recent as to be applicable to the present situation? To a Japanese diplomat, it sounds ignorant. To a Chinese reader, it might sound acceptable if Deng said it and it was not too long ago as to be anachronistic. Since this cannot fool a Japanese, but can only fool a Chinese, who is the real target of this misinformation?
In reality, the postponement of further dispute originated not with Deng, but with Zhou Enlai, who told his Japanese counterparts that China's position on its sovereignty over Diaoyudao will never change, after the Japanese diplomat said Japan's firm position is that it has indisputable sovereignty over Senkaku/Diaoyudao.
If so, this idea is actually quite old, because Zhou died before Mao did, and therefore, on such a major issue, there is hardly any doubt that Mao agreed with this idea of Zhou. Now you are talking about 37 years ago. According to this formulation, is not this generation in 2013 in fact the "wiser next generation" that should be able to solve the problem?
How come it is claiming to be more stupid than the older generation instead?