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Harris condemns Chinese actions in speech at U.S. Navy base

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Sigh.

Alright keep selling weapons and carry on with the roadshow to do so.

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' The U.S. subscribes to a "One China" policy '

Exactly. I think alot of citizens are unaware of the formal political stance of US with all the (how to call it...?) theatrics.

-3 ( +9 / -12 )

Terrible writing here.

Abe did way more than simply "nudge" Japan away from its pacifist stance.

He worked very closely with the US to ensure that now all roads lead to confrontation and conflict.

-4 ( +10 / -14 )

rules-based order

blah blah blah.....

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Absolutely correct stance by the US in regards to China. (Even though VP Harris is and remains unfit for the position.)

The next step -- besides arming every Taiwanese citizen with an MPAD + AShM + NLAW -- is to recognize Taiwan, diplomatically. Xi has turned China backwards to Maoism just as Putin has turned Russia backwards to Stalinism.

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Why US always think of actions or fight or make aomething personal! please no fights on War!

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Was this speech really necessary? Did the sailors learn anything new? Think they found the Veep in spirational?

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Think they found the Veep in spirational?

i'm sure the Taiwanese, Japanese, S. Koreans, Vietnamese, Filipinos, Singaporeans, Thais and quite a few others did.

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JL

I very much doubt it.

-2 ( +8 / -10 )

So she supports the breakaway province of Taiwan but not Crimea?

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""only the island's 23 million people can decide its future.""

AMEN.

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"China is undermining key elements of the international rules-based order,

China has flexed its military and economic might to coerce and intimidate its neighbors

To me a key element of international rules-based order has long been for powerful nations/empires to 'flex military and economic might to coerce'

See Russia in Ukraine today. see US/NATO/West in many places at many times. Sad state of the globe but same as it ever was; world history has been shaped by empires flexing their might. But when military and economic might are used by empires to coerce sovereign nations, sovereign nations should be supported in flexing what military and economic might they have to defend against the nation crossing borders to flex their might. China leave the sovereign nation of Taiwan alone, Russia leave the sovereign nation Ukraine, US and NATO nations protect your own borders.

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Rules based order

Blah blah exactly desuyo !

The rules are only based on something they imagine to be order .

Bamboozle based disorder morelike

-6 ( +5 / -11 )

They are NEVER taking free Taiwan

Well...ahem...uh

If Taiwan is truly free then what's all this nonsense about ?

Exactly ! ! !

-10 ( +2 / -12 )

That one great image, tweek to monotone leaving the flag and banner in thou sticking colours.

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The United States has always interpreted the "One China Policy" to mean that Beijing is the sole government of the PRC. The US has never, and does not recgnize the PRC's claimed ownership of Taiwan.

The ROC established itself on Taiwan in 1948. The PRC did not even come to power on the mainland until 1949. The PRC has never controlled Taiwan, and it is clearly not a break-away province.

The people of Taiwan have developed a thriving democratic country on their own and have no desire to accept CCP rule and go the way of Hong Kong. Taiwan deserves the support of the entire free world, just as Ukraine does. The days of autocratic empires is past, this is the 21st century.

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Ms Harris condemns China from a huge naval base the US has been occupying since 1945.. One of its main purposes is to be able to attack China. But......China bad....?

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

Did the sailors learn anything new? Think they found the Veep in spirational?

They’ll do what they are told.

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So she supports the breakaway province of Taiwan but not Crimea?

The CCP broke the mainland away from ROC who was the rulers of China, not the other way around.

Crimea did not break away from Ukraine, it was occupied by a foreign power and remains an occupied Ukraine territory.

Your fantasy dialogue belongs in a book of fiction.

China, the regions great agitator and trouble maker. Nobody has trust in China. Free people are much to smart to be fooled by Jinping's China.

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Go the way of hongkong

And what made hongkong an autonomous region after being colonized ?

And other details to fit into your equation-

Japan is solely to blame for Taiwan losing it's status as a recognized independent republic by the colonization of Formosa.

So when did Taiwan originally become part of China ? And by which government ?

Taiwan was colonized and the original sovereignty taken from the indigenous aboriginal people's - the Malay tribes.

You seem to forget that Taiwan still claims to be the rightful government of all China -thus admitting its part of China - hence the civil war that's still ongoing.

Americans just don't understand .

Even Matthew perry attempted to colonized Taiwan.

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The first thing they should do is find if Xi is still in charge of China,their are rumors,he is under house arrest, being a politician could be easy ,just by following the news,what in the news,is what you as an politician,will have to deal with

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Japan has nothing to do with Formosan independence. In 1895 China (Qing Dynasty) handed it over to Japan. In 1945 Japan returmed it to the Republic of China, which still holds it today. Independent of the CCP/PRC. It's not that hard to read up on history.

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Formosa-Taiwan was never part of China.

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While she is visiting Japan to attend the fubereal of former Prime Minister of Japan, Mr Abe, American Vice President Harris is most unwise to be saying anti-China words about Chna's natural reaction to Nancy Pelosi's uncalled-for visit to Taiwan. She is stepping on the tail of the dragon.

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In truth, the ragtag Kuomintang army with the support of the United States fled to Taiwan and launched a White Terror campaign to subdue the local Taiwanese people which included such brutalities as the February 28 Incident wherein 20,000+ local Taiwanese were killed. Martial law was then established and would last for 40 years.

The CCP broke the mainland away from ROC who was the rulers of China, not the other way around.

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The U.S. subscribes to a "One China" policy that formally recognizes only Beijing, but binds the U.S. government to provide democratically ruled Taiwan with the means to defend itself.

This is just bull. It's all about diplomacy. You know damn well that the U.S. "formally recognizes" Beijing is only a formality.

Yokosuka, outside of Tokyo is like saying Philadelphia is outside of New York. There are 50 kilometers and TWO major cities between Tokyo and Yokosuka. Who edits this stuff?

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We must protect VP Harris at all costs! She should run for presidency!

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Ms Harris condemns China from a huge naval base the US has been occupying since 1945.. One of its main purposes is to be able to attack China. But......China bad....?

Guam has been a US territory since 1898 after the Spanish were defeated.

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Imagine if the US hadn’t forced Japan to return the island of Taiwan to the ROC.

You seem to forget that Taiwan still claims to be the rightful government of all China -thus admitting its part of China - hence the civil war that's still ongoing.

This does not get discussed here: Taiwan is contemplating unification because its government still claims mainland China is a part of Taiwan.

American sailors based in Japan, days after the administration pledged U.S. forces would help defend Taiwan if it were attacked.

Why would the US pledge to defend Taiwan when it doesn’t defend Ukraine against Russia?

Why doesn’t it pass a Ukraine Act and help defend Ukraine, whose government is a vibrant democracy?

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Ms Harris condemns China from a huge naval base the US has been occupying since 1945.. One of its main purposes is to be able to attack China. But......China bad....?

Guam has been a US territory since 1898 after the Spanish were defeated.

The Japanese are very sensitive about this remark which essentially implies that like Guam, Japan- Okinawa is de facto US territory.

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Absolutely correct stance by the US in regards to China. (Even though VP Harris is and remains unfit for the position.)

The next step -- besides arming every Taiwanese citizen with an MPAD + AShM + NLAW -- is to recognize Taiwan, diplomatically. Xi has turned China backwards to Maoism just as Putin has turned Russia backwards to Stalinism.

I assume you are American...and your dig at Harris indicates you to be a Trumpet.....I don't think you really understand what "Stalinism" or "Maoism" is. China is messed up in comparison to the power of the government and the rights it's population enjoy....but Maoist it is not.

Likewise for Putin's Russia. It has a large propaganda machine churning out nonsense for the Russian people to digest and their rights compared to those of us in the west are perhaps different, but comparing them to those of the Soviet people during Stalin's time is amazingly laughable.

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I assume you are American...and your dig at Harris indicates you to be a Trumpet.....I don't think you really understand what "Stalinism" or "Maoism" is. China is messed up in comparison to the power of the government and the rights it's population enjoy....but Maoist it is not.

Exactly. When I read that comment, I thought this guy probably has no idea what Maoism is.

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It is sad that China agitates for war, it intimidates, it coerces and it taunts Taiwan, Japan and the US as well as any who sail through the international waters of the South China sea. China makes unrealistic demands, it constantly tells everyone how unhappy it is with other nations simply having contact, meetings or traveling in the region.

The world does not focus on how to make China happy, on following the silly Chinese demands. Nobody wants to defer to China or to look at China as a world leader as it is unable to allow many basic freedoms for it's own people, that other nations have as standard. China does not impress anyone, Taiwan least of all.

The US VP is stating the obvious in pointing out China's behavior and problems. I wish the Chinese people could have the freedom to speak their minds, to gather as they please, to have their religion without state interference, to demand better leaders without disappearing or being fined for their candor. Chinese love their nation and that is fair enough and to be expected. But for the many that are forced to remain silent on their corrupt government and no way of the people getting a say in who leads them is hard to watch. The only way they will ever be free is to overthrow the CCP and for that the military must remain neutral or actively back the people. I hope they can one day know the freedoms I have enjoyed my entire life. Jinping is a very bad leader and the CCP is one of the most repressive regimes on the planet.

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