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China seeks equal visa treatment from Japan after COVID

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 China allowed Japanese nationals to visit the country visa-free for up to 15 days, while Japan requires all Chinese visitors to obtain visas regardless of length of stay.

Sound not fair for China, while Japan can just book their flight to China and do whatever they like.

-23 ( +3 / -26 )

Your move Japan.

-12 ( +1 / -13 )

overstaying their visa and undermine public safety - agreed, another missing point easier for spies' to go in japan.

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Sound not fair for China, while Japan can just book their flight to China and do whatever they like.

Because there’s no reason for anyone to want to overstay in China and there’s a million reason why someone would want to live illegaly in Japan.

18 ( +18 / -0 )

How about Japan restricting visas for Chinese citizens with connections to the CCP? In return, China can restrict visas for Japanese citizens with connections to the LDP.

2 ( +8 / -6 )

They are reaching.

The only reason why there was an non-equal visa policy was because China did so in order to push Japanese investors and tourists to visit the country for business or leisure.

So they unilaterally allowed Japanese citizens to go Visa-free, unilaterally stopped that as a way to push for Japan to remove their Covid-restrictions on China, and unilaterally now are asking for extra things to Japan to return to a Visa-Free status.

Japan doesn't trust that people from China will not overstay their visit, and there are good reasons for it.

I mean, after looking at what the Chinese government did last year, I wouldn't be surprised if people just tried to run away and never return again.

Honestly, going to China is not a priority for anyone in Japan, and the people who need to go to china will be getting a Visa anyway, so once again, this will go nowhere, but it just shows how arrogant China has become.

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I mean, after looking at what the Chinese government did last year, I wouldn't be surprised if people just tried to run away and never return again.

They already are. I've read a few articles and seen a few videos of increased Chinese illegal immigrants into Canada, US and other countries. The whole COVID rules and now, no jobs for many college graduates, are giving them reasons to do so.

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I've read a few articles and seen a few videos of increased Chinese illegal immigrants into Canada, US and other countries.

Yes, for instance, the numbers of Chinese trying to enter the US via the treacherous Darién Gap are higher than ever:

https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/asylum-12242022124941.html

You never see people risking their lives to get into China (unless they're North Korean.)

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Japan should not allow Chinese to come without a visa. This will spell trouble for everyone

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Why on earth would ANY country in the first world anyone admit Chinese from the mainland without a visa. Notorious overstayers everywhere.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Better for Japan to delink w/ China.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

"Japan is not yet ready to start the visa-waiver scheme for Chinese nationals," a Japanese government source said.

Good call.

1) - We've just gone through 3 years of COVID hell thanks to that disgusting nation.

2) - We remember how obnoxious their tourists were before COVID.

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Sound not fair for China, while Japan can just book their flight to China and do whatever they like.

When is Japan ever fair?

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

When will the CCP-China stop with the anti-Japanese propaganda? China should recognize Taiwan as a separate country and let Japanese businesses call it that. Any other petty things ... like the Chinese Coast guard harassing Japanese fishing boats in Japanese waters needs to stop too. 6 months after those things end is when these visa requirements can be relaxed. Simple.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Absolutely NOT

3 ( +3 / -0 )

While Japan has a little power, perhaps they can insist that China stop releasing so much nuclear waste into the Sea of Japan? Fukushima: 22T becquerels released over 40 yrs, pre-2011 was 2.2T becquerels Hongyanhe: 90T becquerels (2021) Qinshan: 143T becquerels (2020) Ningde: 102T becquerels (2021) Yangjiang: 112T becquerels (2021)

One Chinese nuclear plant, just 30km from Hong Kong releases 10x more waste yearly than planned to be released by Fukushima over 40 yrs. https://www.ntd.com/china-exposed-for-hypocrisy-on-nuclear-waste_598115.html Hypocrisy much, China?

Just sayin'. Japan and every other country in Asia and the Pacific (Koreas, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, and all of SE Asia) should be very unhappy about the nuclear waste China has been releasing.

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Who does not require a visa for Japan?

Japan Visas: Visa-Free Countries List

https://www.ivisa.com/japan/blog/japan-visas:-visa-free-countries-list

What’s great is that wherever you are in the world, you will be able to apply for an e-Visa online with your smartphone, computer, or tablet.

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