These days there are too many negative news between China and Japan. It is natural to have serious disputes between neighboring countries. I doubt many Japanese who complain about China really know real Chinese in person. Likewise, not many Chinese who are bashing about Japan know about Japanese. Patriotism is one of a few pastimes which any folks, regardless of their intercultural and financial capacity, can enjoy free. Unfortunately people of low intelligence enjoy this too much. If I write this in Japanese or Chinese, I would get many hate mails from both sides. It is convenient to have absolute foreign evils since we are the right one, right? Problems exist and they must be addressed, and they must be addressed constructively. At the same time, we should seek alternative solutions in case nothing works out. Each side should agree to disagree. China nor Japan is a stupid country which haters in both sides are dreaming about. Nor neither of them will geographically go away. So we better learn how to live with disagreements and seek agreements if possible. Cold peace is better than cold war and much better than hot war. The relationship is actually much better than cold peace comparing other fighting countries. We do not have to love each other but we just have to learn to live side by side. We will just get used to each other as time goes by. “We”s used in the last few sentences mean Chinese and Japanese.
China and Japan: inseparable neighbors