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Neighbours rally round beleaguered nation

Despite longstanding historical grievances, China has pledged its support to Japan in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that has left thousands dead, writes Máirtín Ó Riada in Beijing

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Despite longstanding historical grievances, China has pledged its support to Japan in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that has left thousands dead, writes Máirtín Ó Riada in Beijing

As Japan dealt with the devastation wrought by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, neighbouring countries rallied to the Asian giant’s support, even as they dealt with knock-on effects of the tragedy in their own countries.

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