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China seen as top U.S. partner in Asia, Japan more reliable: poll

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 but Japan is considered most trustworthy

Yes, the same way I consider my old dog as my most trustworthy companion.

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If Japan were capable of innovation and change, it would likely still be the second largest economy.

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Read carefully “more ‘opinion leaders’…”, NOT more Leader’s opinions… “ :

“More American opinion leaders view China as the US' most important partner in Asia” -

Still it’s just a select poll and of no real consequence.

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Compared to *some**, “Sure”: Japan is perhaps viewed as “more reliable” … *from outside the country.

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The US finds Japan more trustworthy because they keep their bases there. What US bases can you find in China? Do people not understand what happens when your country loses a war? Ironically, The US will not cut ties with China - the whole fiasco with trade disputes among privacy concerns means nothing to the 1% here because their only aim is profit. They will continue to use China for their production resources because they want to keep the disparity equal--equal meaning the 1% keep being rich while the rest of us lick the crumbs.

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Of those who saw China as the most important partner, almost four out of five cited economic factors, with 56 percent picking trade ties and 23 percent the country's economic strength, according to the survey conducted between December 2020 and January 2021.

American respondents seem to believe that economy and security can be separated. China takes a more holistic approach. They have been putting all types of resources and instruments together to challenge the US. China may have no shame to justify copy-rights violations or industrial espionage because they believe it is warfare.

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I’m not surprised. The US goes where money goes. Japan has been a convenient milch cow and will be dumped when it’s run out of money.

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Kinda weird that South Korea is missing from the list. I though Korea was also one of the best allies the US had left in Asia?

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Kinda weird that South Korea is missing from the list. I though Korea was also one of the best allies the US had left in Asia?

It's not

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Kinda weird that South Korea is missing from the list. I though Korea was also one of the best allies the US had left in Asia?

It's not

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China seen as top U.S. partner in Asia,

Only an IDIOT would think that.

China is NO ONE's partner or friend.

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China seen as top U.S. partner in Asia,

Only an IDIOT would think that.

China is NO ONE's partner or friend.

At least China is what it is, and not two faced like Japan.

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At least China is what it is, and not two faced like Japan.

Leave Britney alone !!.. lol !!..

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At least China is what it is, and not two faced like Japan.

Riiiggghhhtt... because they never tell everyone not to interfere in their affairs meddling in everyone else's...

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West Taiwan cannot be trusted. Period.

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They should ask the average person and then will get a much different result.

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They should ask the average person and then will get a much different result.

Agreed, the average person doesnot/ cannot answer objectively

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Hysterical, Partner ?! Really?

Who writes this stuff?

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yet another BS poll, there is no way anyone would favor China

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An exercise in contradiction, but it can explain the why the US have treated the region recently. China as the very important but problematic partner, while Japan is the easier but much less important one.

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I've always maintained that no country can overlook the all pervasive Chinese influence in the world.

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NO to China.

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Money, money, money.

NO to China.

Agreed.

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Japan is a trustworthy client state of the US. Japanese people in the 1970-80s have the balls of speaking against American imperialism, while Kakuei Tanaka pulled a stunt to be the first Western-aligned nation to normalize relations with China and Vietnam. Since the 1990s, the US purged all capable people in Japan and put incompetent, loyal puppets into the LDP (Taro Aso to Junichiro Koizumi). Japan has become more alien towards Asia as its leaders force Japan to drift towards the West at all costs.

As Eurasia is rising, Japan won't reap the benefits and will be left behind in the dust. Hell, South Korea has already surpassed Japan in most technological fields because Koreans reap economic benefits from befriending with China and the ASEAN.

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The margin of error probably means there was no statistically significant difference; expanding the number of repsondents would likely have negated the difference.

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Trustworthy means if the US says fight, they fight

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If Japan were capable of innovation and change, it would likely still be the second largest economy.

Japan, when it was once seen (from outside) as being the second largest economy, was an illision. It was a false economy which came to head on the late 1980's.The decline of Japan started just before the mid-80's. What is happening now is a reality check.

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They should ask the average person and then will get a much different result.

The average person can't tell the difference between China/Korea/Japan.

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Ask US elites who they prefer and of course they follow the money.

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Pretty much everything we buy now is Chinese. Designed in the West and made in China. How does Japan fit into this business relationship?

It's a shame, but I guess nothing lasts for ever.

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"IMPORTANT" as what? China is the most important in Asia as our enemy. Japan is the most important in Asia as our ally. We're not decoupling from Japan and our militaries train together.

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The US will not cut ties with China

Of course not and it has absolutely nothing to do with what you are thinking. When you cut ties with a nation, you loose your ability to see that nation through your diplomats eyes. You lose the ability for your own diplomats to talk to people when they are out shopping or doing daily chores. There is no replacement for the ability of one of your diplomats to see the host nation's leader in person, speak to them and size up their intelligence, health and overall fitness to lead. Without an embassy in the host nation and your diplomats out on the street talking you nation is blind. Your diplomats also serve as a counterweight to the propaganda of a nation like China. While the Chinese press might make your people out to be satan incarnate, your diplomats day to day encounters with ordinary people while shopping, commuting and traveling will serve as a face to face rebuke of their governments propaganda. That is the reason the US never broke diplomatic relations with the USSR during the worst of the Cold War and it is why short of an all out war the US will not break diplomatic relations with China. China is much too important an adversary not to have your own people on the ground in country telling their government back at home what is really going on. It is not a country you want to be bind to by withdrawing your diplomats.

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Since the 1990s, the US purged all capable people in Japan and put incompetent, loyal puppets into the LDP (Taro Aso to Junichiro Koizumi).

Oh yes, the magical powers of the US to make Japanese voters vote for particular members of the Diet from thousands of miles away without saying a word. How can the US do it? Oh that boogeyman the US! You might instead examine the effects of then Prime Minister Nakasone's privatization of the Japan National Railroad in 1987, which basically destroyed the unions who once formed the backbone of the Japan Socialist Party and in the process eliminated the major source of organized bottom up reform in Japan. With the labor unions and JSP out of the way the LDP has not had a serious organized political opposition to deal with and their party members dominate the Japanese government. But go ahead and blame everything on the US if it makes you feel better.

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@Septim Dynasty

As much as I dislike America's nefarious foreign interventionism, you should to provide some sources for the claims you make. Also why did Germany manage to retain and keep its social democratic, union and worker friendly policies while Japan could not?

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most important

Unfortunately. We really fell for that one. And as Aly Rustom pointed out, China is nobody's partner.

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