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Making nice with Japan: Xinhua puts on the silk gloves

State-owned news agency Xinhua has obviously been instructed to publish some gentler words about Japan to cool everyone's passions, judging from two articles published on their website today:

Koizumi speaks in Jakarta: expresses deep introspection and apologies (in Chinese; there's a Hindustan Times article about his Koizumi's apologies here).

Analysis of the twists and turns in Sino-Japanese relations: Four reasons for Sino-Japanese friendship (in Chinese).

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