The bread and butter of foreign affairs

As long as it doesn’t devolve into something like the Butter Battle Book?


Literally: inside – government – dry / ebb / interfere – ford [a river] / involve

Alternately: Interference in another country’s government or domestic politics. Interventionism.

Notes: This is a compound of compounds. (干渉, “interference,” also shows up in physics as “wave interference.”) As such, the two halves are separable and “non-interventionism” does exactly that, inserting the negating 不 (fu) to give 内政干渉.

Human-rights abuses are the PRC's bread and butter

From a news story about a US-Japan summit in March 2021; the two countries expressed concerns over China’s behavior. The Chinese government got defensive and declared that this was 内政干渉. Video

About Confanity

I love the written word more than anything else I've had the chance to work with. I'm back in the States from Japan for grad school, but still studying Japanese with the hope of becoming a translator -- or writer, or even teacher -- as long as it's something language-related.
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