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Japan, China agree on economic ties, split over islands

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By MARI YAMAGUCHI

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right after congratulating Biden , China send their foreign minister to Japan. A very strategic move... " look who is with us, who us under us now buy our products, and shut up and be quiet when we take that Island" This is the message he brought to Japan. What a pity??

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Those tiny Islands belong to Japan. Case closed.

If China wants land I suggest you look at Russia, the country which stole 1/3 of China's land. You seem to give the Russians a complete pass on that part.

Vladivostok=Ruler of the East. Your buddy Russia after they took your land renamed it.

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Add Bhutan to the list of countries that China is using its bullying tactics on to claim territory as its own.

China have built in territory claimed by both countries.

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"Wang's visit came as Japan is actively promoting military and economic partnerships with countries in the Indo-Pacific region to counter China's rise, which Japan considers a security threat."

Why ? China doesn't consider Japan as a threat. What if China contains Japan ? Don't try to limit the freedom of Chinese people, because Japan may lose all privileges in the end.

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ReasonandWisdomNippon said "Those tiny Islands belong to Japan. Case closed."

Hahaha, case closed 2000 years ago.

Unfortunately, Japan has the highest negativity toward Chinese people. Suga must change that. Racism has no market in civilized world.

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Racism has no market in civilized world.

...and of all the Asian countries, mainland China is the most racist. China is the least accommodating of other cultures, most outwardly discriminating towards other people and most importantly, no other culture can thrive in China. Where China invaded other cultures like Tibert, it slowly snuffout Tibetan culture.

China should ask Thais how other cultures thrives so well in Thailand, heck, even HK is more accommodating towards foreigners than China until China ruined it.

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Economic ties with China is a recipe for chaos. US/China economic ties is the biggest, most significant in the world. Look at what it has done to USA unity. The media doesn't like upsetting its masters (the corporate elites mopping up on the stockmarket as a result of a Biden win), but the Trump loss is a defacto win for 'back to the future' with China.

I fear for USA, this could be the end of USA as we know it, utterly divided, fueled by rises in extremism from both the far right and far left. This is as a direct result of discontentment arising from economic ties with China.

Japan should heed the lesson, and at all cost avoid making the same mistake.

When China wanted to strengthen economic ties in Indonesia, massive protests ensued. Same with Thailand, Vietnam, even Singapore (when mainlanders were buying up bungalows).

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Sh1mon M4 said "...and of all the Asian countries, mainland China is the most racist. China is the least accommodating of other cultures, most outwardly discriminating towards other people and most importantly, no other culture can thrive in China. Where China invaded other cultures like Tibert, it slowly snuffout Tibetan culture."

Dare you tell us which all-lie nation are you from ? You are not a Japanese, are you ? Chinese are racists ? Only racist think everyone is racist. 1600 years ago, Japanese Abe already was hired by Chinese emperor as a governor to Vietnam, then a part of China. Chinese princess married first Tibet King, and there is still a stone exist on which it says Tibet forever is a part of China. Chinese military anthem is written by a Korean who is also a top rank Chinese general. Other top generals are from Philippines, from Vietnam, Mongolia, and Russia, etc. You call Chinese racists ?

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Can't China just go out and build some more islands or have they just gotten to lazy and want only too steal Japan's...

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Womao got angered here so then China is all mongols territory give it back Chinas amnesia n false self proclaimed greatness is just laughable

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According to another media report, Wang Yi answered to a reporter's question as regards the activities of Chinese Coast Guard ships involving Japanese fishing boats in the Senkaku waters that it was Japan that had destroyed the common ground of understanding an already existing condition.

Wang is right to point that out. The camel's nose into the tent was former Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara's stirring the water by trying to buy three islands, Uotsurijima (Diaoyudao) and adjacent two islets, in the Senkakus. However, the then Oda government forestalled Ishihara's initiative, by offering an exorbitant amount of purchase money and thus nationalized the islands.

The government and many of the Japanese think that the Senkakus are Japan's sovereign territories whereby China has no right to interfere with how the islands may be dealt with and transacted.

The catch is China also claims to the islands, saying they have been an integral part of China historically and under international law.

So, without erasing China's concerns and doubts, Japan mustn't/can't act as it does. 

This is the reason why I keep saying there's a lot of room to discuss the problem at the citizens' level. A citizen-level discussion or dialogue is not a negotiation.

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Make the islands a world heritage site and a 50km nature sea reserve.

problem solved.

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China first should explain to the world where in Wuhan the virus  is coming from. Secondly they should explain to the world what kind of counter measures they did in order to prevent this happen again. Once this is done there is a space to discuss this small islands.

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China doesn't consider Japan as a threat. What if China contains Japan ? Don't try to limit the freedom of Chinese people, because Japan may lose all privileges in the end.

Nobody is limiting, or even trying to limit the freedom of Chinese people. What nations are doing is limiting the aggression of the CCP with its military adventurism. The only limits on freedoms of the Chinese people comes from the CCP itself. Japan is in not going to lose any of it's privileges. It has worked hard and deserves what it has achieved. China gets no say in it at all.

Unfortunately, Japan has the highest negativity toward Chinese people. Suga must change that. Racism has no market in civilized world.

Suga does not need to change a thing. If Japan has high negativity toward the Chinese leadership then it is clearly up to the CCP to change in a way that makes it more acceptable to Japanese people. The onus is on China to change.

Only racist think everyone is racist. 1600 years ago, Japanese Abe already was hired by Chinese emperor as a governor to Vietnam, then a part of China. Chinese princess married first Tibet King, and there is still a stone exist on which it says Tibet forever is a part of China. Chinese military anthem is written by a Korean who is also a top rank Chinese general. Other top generals are from Philippines, from Vietnam, Mongolia, and Russia, etc. You call Chinese racists ?

More BS about a fantasy past in a fantasy land that never existed. Oh my gosh why bother posting such rubbish? Does anyone but the author believe a word of it? I would bet the answer is no. But I am sure it makes many people have a chuckle which is good for the soul.

The issue of the Islands will always be the stopping point of the Japan China relationship. Though they may agree on many things, until the Island issue is settled there can be no true full friendship. If China is honest in its desire for a close friendship, it must abandon its attempts to claim Japanese territory.

China plans for the day that America will no longer back Japan over ownership of those Islands so that it can take them by force. Deceitful, sneaky China.

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Suga does like fisting. I hope he washes his hands before and after.

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China will be a good boy or Japan will turn it into another north Korea. Their bridge to the US has been burned. I'm sure they understand their dire situation

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It's shameful that PM Suga is heartily bumping fists with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi BUT doesn't even dare wave at ROC-Taiwan's Foreign Minister Dr. Joseph Wu.

Why does Japan treat the most Nippon friendly in the world so bad?

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Hiro S Nobumasa said "Why does Japan treat the most Nippon friendly in the world so bad?"

Hahaha, simpleton you are. What Nippon friendly ? Taiwan just plays Japan against mainland, even fools know that. Taiwan wants Japan to die, want Japanese to die, for their own selfishness. Traitors can even deny their own ancestors, how can they be trusted as most friendly ?

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