Ma Licheng

Ma Licheng is a Beijing-based freelance journalist. He was born in Chengdu, Sichuan province in 1946. In 2002, when Ma was a member of the People's Daily editorial board, he published "New Thinking on Relations with Japan," in which he argued that China should get over its negative feelings about Japan stemming from the war and build a future-oriented relationship. He has been writing about social reform of China and nationalism.

In China right now, nationalism is turning in a strange direction as the economy develops. Nationalism is also gaining strength in Japan due to alarm over a China that has achieved development. The governments of the two states are unable to ignore the pressures of nationalism in each of their countries and are not taking the first steps toward mending ties.

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