Abe sees World War One echoes in Japan-China tensions




 
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Abe sees World War One echoes in Japan-China tensions
 
January 23rd, 2014  
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Topic: Abe sees World War One echoes in Japan-China tensions


Abe sees World War One echoes in Japan-China tensions
By Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said Japan and China should avoid repeating the past mistakes of Britain and Germany, which fought in World War One despite strong economic ties, according to his main government spokesman in Tokyo. Abe was speaking on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday. His comments were provided by Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga after the Financial Times said Abe had told reporters that China and Japan were in a "similar situation" to Britain and Germany before 1914, whose close economic ties had not prevented the conflict. He also said China's steady rise in military spending was a major source of regional instability, the newspaper reported.




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