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Japan, China to begin operating defense hotline next year

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Russians will hack them both simultaneously.

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Why not use Twitter? Seems to be thing these days for govt types.

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Jgov saying one thing and doing another. Total hypocrisy.

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China is reminding Japan stole the Ryukyus and that it definitely was Chinese territory.

Japanese government throwing a tantrum isn't going to help much.

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Good, let's be friends..

Being against each other does not bring any benefit..

War and chaos only suits Jhon Waynish countries, Lol..

Be nice each other and grow togheter..

Let the haters bark..

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Good news!

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Kyo wa heiwa dayo neToday  07:38 am JST

China is reminding Japan stole the Ryukyus and that it definitely was Chinese territory.

False. The Ryuku Kingdom was never "Chinese territory".

It was a Chinese Tributary State, just like Korea.

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right move,its time to work together more than before,put away old fashioned views and propaganda.

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Beautiful partnership beginning, america out, china in!

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Russians will hack them both simultaneously.

And? You think Russia is the only country that hacks?

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Today’s pro-China article.. OK, then. - Roll call, please!! for more of the same, tired anti-AUKUS rhetoric and some ‘new’ inductees/indoctrinated ??

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Better to jaw jaw than war war.

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China and Japan should "jointly manage and control risks" while focusing on the overall situation of bilateral relations and striving to maintain stability in the East China Sea, Wei was quoted as saying by the ministry.

China looking for Japan to "hand over" joint administration with China, of Japanese Islands. Foot in the door approach. Once in it will never come out.

Japan needs to get buildings up and a permanent presence on a couple of those islands as fast as it can.

A hotline is one thing but do not budge on the islands.

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Imagine a cat and mouse having a hotline and how can cat be expected to consult with mouse before preying on mouse. It will be sheer naivety expecting cat to use the hotline before the fact.

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EastmanToday 09:01 am JST

right move,its time to work together more than before,put away old fashioned views and propaganda.

Highly unlikely. China wants to dominate and acquire more territory regardless of the toll on human lives. The rest is just for show. Regarding "Propaganda" perhaps you should turn off the TV and do some actual historical research on the subject.

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Very smart move, I don't think this is miraculously going to solve all tensions in the region but it provides a path for the two countries to bilaterally defuse tensions if they reach a boiling point without having to bring all the third-party players in every time. Especially third-parties who really should not be involved in the region to begin with.

Definitely a win for diplomacy, assuming the countries ever actually use it.

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Hotline stuff is so cold war. Just call him directly using WeChat.

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It's a shame that Japan can't move itself further away from China out into the Pacific Ocean.

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Just surprised alot of folks here actually believe China will use the hotline to diffuse tension that is unilaterally created by China itself. I guess everyone has forgotten China acted in Hongkong. Any agreement with China is not worth the paper it is written on. They won't adhere to it.

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@stormcrow we're far enough from them, with the Korea peninsula being the natural buffer. Any further is meaningless in the age of ICBMs

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For all practical purposes it will be a one-way hotline. When was the last time a Japanese aircraft flew into a Chinese ADIZ? Or, the last time a Japanese fishing vessel fished within Chia's economic zone. Better yet, when was the last time Japan threatened China with nuclear annihilation?

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@Seth M

Maybe so, but, for lots of various reasons, the further you are from China the better.

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china is the only one instigating anything...how about, dont?

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"Kyo wa heiwa dayo neDec. 28, 2021 07:38 am JST

China is reminding Japan stole the Ryukyus and that it definitely was Chinese territory. Japanese government throwing a tantrum isn't going to help much."

What do you mean by that?

Ryukyu will have the same civil problems/claims of HK, Tibet, Uyghur and Taiwan which doesn't belong to Mainland China. Definitely wrong!

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