Liu Xiaobo: The Chinese Communists and the Japanese Rightists: Neither Will Apologize

ESWN has translated excerpts of an essay by writer Liu Xiaobo titled, “The Chinese Communists and the Japanese Rightists: Neither Will Apologize.” The original Chinese version is here. From the translation:

Why are the many Chinese historians who are angrily challenging and criticizing the new Japanese history school books not also angrily challenging and openly criticizing the historical lies made up by the Chinese Communists? Worse yet, most of those Chinese historians who are criticizing the Japanese lies had been participants in the vast project of the ideological departments to create these historical lies.

Under these circumstances, you would have to suppose that the Chinese Communists will only lie to fool its own people, while they will respect the historical facts when they speak to the outside world about the Sino-Japanese War. But based upon its consistent record of lying, it is impossible to get anyone to believe that. How can anyone believe that a political regime which lies to its own nationals every day and its official historians will be honest with the outside world?

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