This is the most disingenuous and plainly false thing I’ve heard anyone say, ever.
Said by the Turkish PM in reference to the protestors.
First-tier cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, failed to make the list of habitable cities even though they are in the top 10 in terms of commercial advantages, unification of city and countryside, and culture development, according to a report on China’s urban competitiveness from the National Academy of Economic Strategy under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences…
Beijing ranks best in terms of academic resources and intellectual atmosphere, second-best in business environment and sustainability, and third in cultural industry. But it dropped to 74th and 119th in habitable and ecological environment, the report said.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed that his Cabinet would stand firm against threats from neighbors, and he was not even referring to North Korea’s saber-rattling on missile launches…
Abe also seemed to place the blame for the recent controversy on the changing stances taken by Japan’s neighbors.
Regarding criticism from South Korea about visits to Yasukuni by Cabinet ministers, Abe said, “There was some criticism” when Kim Dae-jung was president from 1998. “There was very little before that.”
He made the same point about China.
“There was no protest when the prime minister visited after Class-A war criminals were included among those memorialized there (in 1978),” Abe said.