Original title: Rui reference | 'thank you, Chinese Navy!' Today, Japanese netizens' suddenly 'thanked China
'Thank you, Chinese Navy '!
Today (October 14), many Japanese netizens thanked the Chinese navy on social networks.
What moved them so much was a warm move by the Chinese navy--
"Extend condolences to the people affected by the typhoon and wish the disaster area an early reconstruction." This is the condolences sent by the Taiyuan ship to the Japanese people through a banner.
The goodwill of the Chinese Navy made Japanese netizens sigh: "great power style"
▲ the Chinese Navy's Taiyuan ship displayed a condolences banner. (picture from Japanese social media)
Early this morning, the Taiyuan ship of the Chinese Navy, which was supposed to participate in the ship reading style, sailed into the sunny harbor of Tokyo. The above-mentioned banner of condolences to the Japanese victims written in Chinese and Japanese characters was printed on the ship.
Earlier, according to Japan's Kyodo news agency, Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono announced on October 13 that Japan's Maritime Self Defense Force cancelled the ship reading of the international fleet after typhoon 'haibeisi' swept a large area of the country.
On the day of typhoon landing on October 12, natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tornadoes occurred in many parts of Japan at the same time.
According to the statistics of Japan's Asahi Shimbun as of noon today, the typhoon has killed at least 34 people, 15 people are missing, and many dikes in Japan have burst.
There is no doubt that for the Japanese people who are experiencing this severe natural disaster, the greetings from the Chinese navy are particularly warm.
'Thank you 'has become the first reaction of many Japanese netizens. Some Japanese netizens even expressed their thanks in Chinese.
More Japanese netizens said that this kind of condolences crossed political, border and language barriers, which is particularly touching.
Some Japanese netizens admired: "this is the style of a big country."
In the face of natural disasters, Chinese and Japanese people encourage each other
In the face of disaster, human emotions are common.
In fact, in addition to the sympathy banners displayed by Chinese warships, some Chinese netizens also prayed for the affected people in Japan on social media.
It is worth mentioning that several Chinese were killed in Japan because of the natural disaster.
It is reported that a cargo ship sank in Tokyo Bay on the evening of the 12th. Five of the seven Chinese crew members on board were killed, one was rescued and one was missing.
Japanese netizens who learned the news also expressed condolences to the victims.
To some extent, the voice of netizens from China and Japan encouraging each other and overcoming difficulties together is also an epitome of the increasingly frequent exchanges between the two countries, including non-governmental and official levels.
According to Japan's Kyodo News Agency on October 9, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Japan China relations at the plenary session of the Senate on the same day: "we are determined to expand exchanges at all levels, push Japan China relations to a new stage and create a new era between Japan and China."
On the eve of China's national day, Abe also sent a video to congratulate the Chinese people and reaffirm his positive will to develop China Japan relations. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang appreciated this and said it reflected the positive momentum of improving China Japan relations.
Good non-governmental exchanges are conducive to the stability of China Japan relations
"The condolence banners displayed by Chinese Navy warships have left a warm impression on many Japanese people and are also conducive to the friendship between the two countries."
Xu Yongzhi, associate researcher of Northeast Asia Institute of China Academy of modern international relations, told Xiao Rui that China Japan non-governmental exchanges have an important impact on bilateral relations. Good non-governmental exchanges can also stabilize China Japan relations.
Xu Yongzhi recalled that in the early days of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Japan, large-scale youth exchange activities were organized and achieved good results.
"At present, many Japanese friendly people to China have participated in similar activities." He said.
Recently, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also stated on many occasions that exchanges between Japan and China, in addition to exchanges between leaders, should also be expanded to exchanges at all levels such as economy and youth.
At the opening ceremony of the year for the promotion of youth exchanges between China and Japan held on April 14 this year, State Councilor and foreign minister Wang Yi and then Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono attended.
▲ on April 14, 2019, State Councilor and foreign minister Wang Yi and then Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono jointly attended the opening ceremony of the year for the promotion of youth exchanges between China and Japan in Beijing. (website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Wang Yi said in his speech that China and Japan are neighbors separated by a strip of water. Bilateral relations have gone through ups and downs and twists and turns, but peace and friendship have always been the unanimous aspiration of the two peoples.
"Teenagers are the hope of the country and the nation and carry the future of China Japan relations." He pointed out.