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ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperOpinion / EditorialsEditorialsOp-EdColumnistsContributorsCartoonsSpecialsFrom the PressForum TrendsFrom the ReadersDebateEditors Pick:Syrian refugeescyberspaceV-Day paradeshrimp scandalTPPAbes irresponsible schemes(China Daily) Updated:2014-04-21 07:27Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallBy calling China irresponsible, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has once again merely demonstrated his own irresponsibility.Abe accused China of changing the status quo in the East China and South China seas by force on Thursday, and said it was the responsibility of Japan and other countries to prompt China to grow peacefully as a responsible country.His misleading and nonsensical remarks are nothing but a perversion of the truth, and they have shown, once again, that it is Abe and his government that have no sense of responsibility, says a Xinhua commentary.The Abe administration has already become a recidivous troublemaker in East Asia by denying history, sabotaging the postwar world order and seeking to change its pacifist Constitution.It is ironic that a troublemaking Japan urges a responsible China to act responsibly. China always advocates peaceful settlement of regional disputes and plays a constructive and responsible role in regional and global affairs, matching its words with deeds.Chinas will and determination to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity are unswerving, but taking regional peace and security into consideration, it continues to exercise restraint and remains committed to solving the disputes through dialogue and consultation.Abes aim is very clear; his groundless criticism of China was meant to hype the “China threat” cliche to the Japanese people and the rest of the world. He wants to hide the fact that the simmering tension in East Asia was ignited by the Japanese governments “nationalizing” of Chinas Diaoyu Islands in 2012, and his visit to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine last December, and he wants to woo more support from the United States in the hope of containing China.Moreover, by launching a verbal campaign against China a week before US President Barack Obama visits Asia, Abe is playing dog-and-whistle politics with its ally.What is more disappointing is that his attempts to muddy the water seem to be working to some extent, as some senior US officials, including Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, have harshly criticized Beijing rather than Tokyo for the rising tensions.It will be disastrous if the US, one of the ballasts of global and regional peace and stability, as well as other countries in the region, continue to turn a blind eye to Abes nefarious designs.(China Daily 04/21/2014 page8)8.03KRelated StoriesChina refutes Abes words on status quoApril could be cruelest month for AbeAbes friends lend him wrong ideasOpposition warns Abe could destabilize regionMost Viewed Todays Top NewsAbes irresponsible schemesThink tanks developing in different waysBetter GDP growth rebuts China collapse theoryChina displays soft power in MH370 searchFrom readers: China Q1 GDP numbers in focusForum TrendsWhy do Chinese women (men) hold hands?Top 10 complaints of Chinese girlfriendsChinese women and sa jiaoWhen China left me speechlessGive Chinese overseas tourists a breakShallow prettiness in ChinaAir pollution: China must act nowColumnistsLobbyists erode politics in the USSense of justice needed by all in our societyFeatured ContributorsHaircuts, freedom and responsibilityVisit promotes bilateral understandingStar BloggersWho are more romantic, men or women? By SavaThe word romance is associated with the notion of being vulnerable in mens minds. They are conditioned to perceive being romantic as being feminine or being a wimp.CCTV and clichés By lexaleeAs a newshound, I think their best shows are documentaries and in-depth reporting by foreign reporters and financial news programs produced outside of China.A glimpse into my bucket list By queenspartaI don’t mean to sound morbid but since I have been here I have had a few friends having to go home suddenly because they got the call every expat dreads.SpecialChina Q1 GDP numbers in focusOur prayers are with youTop 10 policy changes since last two sessions…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer |Copyright 1995 -. All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.License for publishing multimedia online 0108263             Registration Number: 130349