Why is the new ambassador in China here, why is it a "non -Zhihua school"?

▲ The new Japanese ambassador to China Kim Shanxian.Figure/IC Photo

  According to reference news, the new Japanese ambassador to China Kim Shanxianzhi arrived in Beijing on December 19.According to the Japanese Embassy in China, Kim Shanxianzhi said that the construction of a constructive and stable bilateral relationship with China is not only of great significance to Japan and China, but also the region and the international community.

  Kim Shanxianzhi is a senior diplomat in Japan, but unlike the two Japanese ambassadors in China, Yokoi Yoko, Yoko Hidekos, Kim Shanxianzhi is not from the Chinese training classes from the "Zhihua School" base of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.He has served as the Counselor of the Japanese Embassy in the United States, the director of the Asian Oceania Bureau of the Foreign Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the foreign affairs reviewer in charge of economic affairs.Before serving as the ambassador to China, Kim Shanxianzhi was the Japanese ambassador to Indonesia.

  Kim Shanxian knows about Asian affairs, but it is not "China".In fact, he is the first ambassador to China in the past 7 years that has not been the so -called "Zhihua School".What is the consideration of Kishida Wenxiong to appoint Kim Shan Xianzhi as the new ambassador to China?Can the "Zhihua School" expand Sino -Japanese relations?

  What is Japan's "Koma School"

  First of all, it should be understood that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan not only has "Zhihua School", but also "Zhimei" and "Zhi Russian School".Regardless of whether it is "Zhihua School" and "Zhimei School" or "Zhi Russian School", it refers not to factions, but refers to groups in Chinese, English, and Russian after being admitted to the province of foreign affairs.

  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan is very "volume".In order to rise, you need to take the "Category 1" test in the Japanese national civil servants, and those who can pass it will become the elite of the key training.The elites in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is the second official of the director and the diplomatic affairs.

  However, the "Zhihua School", "Zhimei School" and "Zhi Russian School" have one more promotion channel than others.Because it is engaged in diplomatic work against the world's major powers, once he is a full -power ambassador, his status is even higher than the second officer.

  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan is usually the world of "Zhimei", but due to the status of China's great country, the "Zhihua School" also has a certain right to speak.Its role is mainly to participate in the formulation of China policies and collect information at the same time.

  In order to play a role in a higher position, the "Zhihua School" is naturally inseparable from the favor of the Prime Minister's palace. At the same time, it also needs to establish a smooth and stable connection with China.

  After understanding the background of the "Zhihua School" of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, you can know that "Zhihua School" is the same as "Zhimei" and "Zhili School".It does not mean that it is "pro -Chinese".

  Of course, there are indeed many "Zhihua Schools" who have a deep understanding of China, emotionally and rationally advocating friendly China.What Jin Shanxian will do it, you can wait and see.

▲ Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Wenxiong.Picture/Xinhua News Agency

  They all have something in common

  Kim Shan Xianzhi decided to be the Ambassador to China at the Cabinet Conference on October 24.On the same day, the Japanese Government Cabinet Conference also passed the appointment of Yamada Chongfu as the ambassador to the United States and Mugoshi as the ambassador to Russia.

  Ambassador of the three major powers in Japan, the three major powers in Japan, the United States, and Russia, is extremely rare, and naturally has attracted a lot of media attention.

  Kim Shanxianzhi is mainly engaged in diplomacy against the United States, and has also participated in the DPRK -US summit held in Singapore in June 2018. Yamada Chongfu was a counselor and envoy of the Japanese Embassy in China.He served as the head of the European Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and also served as the Minister of Embassy in the United States and the Consul General of the Japan Embassy in the United States.

  The new Japanese ambassador to China, the Ambassador to the United States, and Russia have one thing in common, that is, they have engaged in diplomacy against the United States and have a certain connection in the United States.

  Among them, Yamada, who is relatively familiar with foreign affairs against China, has been appointed as ambassadors in the United States, which may help the United States to learn more about Japan's policies against China.Jin Shanxian, who is relatively familiar with Asian affairs as the ambassador to China, or stabilizes Japan -China relations in the so -called Indo -Pacific strategy framework.

  Therefore, some analysts pointed out that the Japanese party's new appointment is a consideration of balanced Japan, the United States, Japan -China relations when the Sino -US relations are eased.Of course, some analysts believe that at the moment of the "Abe" in Kishida, there are not many choices that can be selected, and there is no need to interpret it.

  The so -called Indo -Pacific Strategy cannot become a disorder of Sino -Japanese relations

  After Jin Shanxianzhi arrived in Beijing, he said that "the country that is extremely important for Japan makes me feel heavy."He also said that he will take the opportunity to meet with leaders of the two countries as an opportunity to promote stagnant dialogue and agreements to create a dialogue environment.

  On November 16, Sino -Japanese leaders attended the meeting during the informal meeting of the Asia -Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders in San Francisco, USA, and re -confirmed the positioning of the two countries that comprehensively promoted the "strategic reciprocity relationship".

  The positioning of China and Japan's "strategic mutual benefit relationship" was that during the 2001-2006 Koizumi Chunichiro as Prime Minister of Japan, he had repeatedly visited the Yasukuni Shrine and caused Sino-Japanese relations to fall into a trough.Later, in 2008, Futian Kangfu served as the Prime Minister of Japan, China and Japan signed political documents to establish a "strategic mutual reciprocity relationship."The emergence of this relationship contains the ups and downs of Sino -Japanese relations and a historical process of repairing Sino -Japanese relations.

  Nowadays, China and Japan to re -confirm that the "strategic reciprocal relationship" is comprehensively promoting the "strategic mutual reciprocity relationship" is the restoration of the restoration of Sino -Japanese relations, and the situation is different from 2008.

  Recently, the so -called "Indo -Pacific Strategy", "Indo -Pacific Economic Framework", "High Walls of the Courtyard" and "Small Courtyard" and "Taiwan Strait is a matter of Japan." Japanese actions and speech have seriously eroded the foundation of Sino -Japanese relations.To repair Sino -Japanese relations, the so -called "Indo -Pacific Strategy" should not be obstacle, but to deal with the relationship between the two countries from higher standing.This is more important than technical problems such as Japanese aquatic products that are currently anxious to solve.

  The Japanese side needs to create a political atmosphere and public opinion environment that is conducive to stability and maintaining the relationship between the two countries. It needs to implement the "strategic mutual benefit relationship" with the Chinese side, and it is necessary to properly solve the problems leftover.Of course, this is not what Jin Shanxian can do the new ambassador to China.

  Writing/Xu Lifan (columnist)