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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
The following is a selection of quotes from editorials and commentaries carried in 4-5 October 2005 website editions of mainland Chinese, Hong Kong and Taiwan newspapers available to BBC Monitoring. Unless otherwise stated, the quotes are in Chinese. The figure in brackets after the quote indicates the date of publication on the website
Beijing's Renmin Wang (People's Net, website of Renmin Ribao (People's Daily, Chinese Communist Party newspaper): www.peopledaily.com.cn "...Facing the new changes in the international situation and Japanese domestic politics, we should have an active response... On the issue of handling China, such as visits to the Yasukuni Shrine, sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands [Senkaku] and the East China Sea conflict, [the Japanese government] will continue to hold a more hard-line policy, and China-Japan relations could deteriorate further. What's more, with the background of a conservative and right-wing shift developing in Japanese society, some extreme-right hawkish figures such as Liberal Democratic Party acting Secretary-General Shinzo Abe could take power, China-Japan relations …