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Leaders of Japan, China, S Korea to promote N Korea-U.S. dialogue

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The photo depicts the reality!

The Government of China dictates a duplicitous, frankly self-centred agenda, Peace comes at a price, Our way or no way.

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The photo depicts the reality! The Government of China dictates a duplicitous, frankly self-centred agenda, Peace comes at a price, Our way or no way.

Or it could just be that seeing as how China was the host of the talks they would be in the middle.

It would be rather strange to have them on either right or left as the hosts!

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Poor Abe.

He'll do he best he can with these two duplicitous leaders of their nations.

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For President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, it must have been a good opportunity to please its imperial countries, both Communist China and Japan. It was such a useless meeting.

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The Government of China, South China Sea fortified sandcastles, will eventually lead to global conflict.

Not a question of if, but when, Yubaru.

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The photo depicts the Governamnt of China wish for future regional dictatorship, why hide, or deny the fact?

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The photo depicts the reality! The Government of China dictates a duplicitous, frankly self-centred agenda, Peace comes at a price, Our way or no way.

It is common protocol that the nation hosting is in the middle. However its time to escalate the situation to a higher level as all other means have failed, primarily talking that gets no where. Proof, the last 2 yrs of talking the NK's did not stop any production of any weaponry nor testing. Direct talks were held but got nowhere. The NK's want a full front confrontation that's it. Time for the US to stop the political correct and press forward militarily and just take NK. This is what other nations historically have done in the past and present, and for once yes once could call the US occupiers and end it once and for all.

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Of course diplomacy, for want of a better word. Authoritarian,(adjective) , Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has little or no problem with.

Whether it be Hong Kong or any other on going human rights abuses.?

Can we review these sickening violations.....

https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2019/country-chapters/china-and-tibet

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rgcivilian said -

"...The NK's want a full front confrontation that's it. Time for the US to stop the political correct and press forward militarily and just take NK..."

I can only assume you mean war. The activity whereby millions of ordinary people, most poor and in desperate need would be killed.

Sounds like an echo from the power glory past, where "Generals gathered in their masses, Just like witches at Black Masses".

The NK problem cannot be solved by a 1st strike offensive. If the US carried out such an action, you'd be able to count it's allies on 1 hand.

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If the whole world wishes peace on the Korean Peninsula then let's work together for a better world.

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If anything it was a good photo op for China to "act" as if taking leadership and control working toward "peace" in the region, when they actually want conflict.

In my opinion, that is one reason why Trump is holding back on NK. That is to keep C busy acting and pretending to be looking for a peaceful resolution to NK. Trump is in a way forcing C to act peacefully. If opportunity rose, C would have invaded NK then SK, knowing very well that NK and SK are already "closely" tied from the past , trying to prevent just that. C needed an excuse which the US and Japan is not allowing, because the biggest threat to NK and SK is C, and not the US or Japan.

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The key element of any dialogue is the understanding that any use or threat of nuclear weapons by NK against our allies will be met with overwhelming force.

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re: post I can only assume you mean war. The activity whereby millions of ordinary people, most poor and in desperate need would be killed. Sounds like an echo from the power glory past, where "Generals gathered in their masses, Just like witches at Black Masses". The NK problem cannot be solved by a 1st strike offensive. If the US carried out such an action, you'd be able to count it's allies on 1 hand.

@browny1: Historically and currently speaking the non allies of the US have proven territorial and intrusive, i.e. invasive. Surely one can understand that. However if the US does not draw the line and take the action then those countries will. It is that simple. Nothing to do with the black masses, or a 1st strike. The options have all been played out. Will there be casualties, one has to know that answer is obvious i.e. refer to HK and they are in non declared war but fighting for a right to live and to have a government honor an agreement they signed. That is the price that is paid despite the losses but the end result is a way forward vs the latter situating and mass killings conducted daily in NK with starvation of its own, beaten and literally worked to death. That is the way of life and if war is what it takes well that's the way it is. There is no world for the meek. It is conquer or be conquered. Ask yourself which would you rather be predator or prey? hmmm.

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If the whole world wishes peace on the Korean Peninsula then let's work together for a better world.

That's what the UN, Japan, SK, U.S. has been trying to do. They've tried dialog and negotiations. Haven't changed NK's position. Sanctions were imposed and are ineffective due Russia and China continued support of NK.

Now that NK has nuclear weapons and missiles, they are in a stronger position to force the terms described above. And the UN, et al, seems impotent to act beyond what has already been tried.

NK's position has always been peace and unification contingent upon U.S. military withdrawal from the Peninsula and SK accepting peace treaty under DPRK terms and unification of the Pensinsula under DPRK regime. They will NEVER give up those goals. China and Russia will see to it that

Are the South Korean people willing to live in a unified Korea under DPRK regime? Let's not forget that DPRK is a brutal regime that starves and murders its own people.

It is naive and wishful thinking that a unified Korea under Kim and DPRK regime will be a "better and more peaceful world".

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NO room for talks between Japan-NK until all hostages are released.

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Abe should never compromise his stance and principles for the short term band aid fix. If what it takes is a complete and final severance of diplomatic ties, so be it. The world will look up to Japan for uncompromising its principles.

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Leaders of Japan, China, S Korea to promote N Korea-U.S. dialogue

That is a weird headline. These 3 governments have very different interests, and "dialogue" happens anyway.... Trump does not need Winnie Pooh to "promote" it.

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The key element of any dialogue is the understanding that any use or threat of nuclear weapons by NK against our allies will be met with overwhelming force.

How quickly we forget. Back in 2017 NK threatened to use nuclear weapons to "sink Japan" and turn the U.S. to "ashes and darkness"...

How did our allies in the UN responded? Not with immediate overwhelming force as Trump initially wanted, but with dialogue and weak sanctions. As I recall, the majority of posters here were against preemptive military strikes and favored "dialogue", "compromises" and "sanctions" ad nauseam. But as rgcivilian1 correctly points out, dialogue got us nowhere and the problem still remains.

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Why doesn't the US just promise not to invade NK? Notice how they've never done so as a condition of disarming...

They're not developing nukes for the fun of it!

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rgcivilian - thanks for your reply.

The historical answer has always thundered out - attack & kill. And the 20th C is littered with the carcasses, not of Leaders and Generals, but 100million civilians. The "unfortunate loss" that is total BS.

It's not about being meek, the predator or the prey, the hunter or the hunted - it's simply about leaders inability to find solutions in this day and age, without resorting to arms.

I don't feel threatened by NK. The belligerence of that murderous leader Kim is not something that necessitates an attack on the country.

Would NK be better off without Kim - certainly. But before arm-chairing the death of millions, it might be wise to ask them, the citizens of NK., because given a chance I'd say they'd choose life over death.

Kims time will come. The regime will fall, but it doesn't need some pumped up American or allied force to instigate that by bombing the bee-geezus out of the country.

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History is unstoppable. The new three kingdoms (三国) is coming.

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One voice, one people, one northeast asia.

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One voice, one people, one northeast asia.

Yes, just like one country, two systems. Nobody - outside of those who are Chinese or receiving $$$ from China - wants to be 'unified' with China.

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Great people deserve great leaders. Great Northeast Asia calls for great actions.

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Well said Akie I couldn't agree more with you means I am 100% with you.

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