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Abe presses campaign for meeting with China's Xi

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Oh for the love of god, why?

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Xi might be too busy at the moment tear gassing students and battling freedom and democracy in Hong Kong to meet Abe. But he probably should make time. If China messes with HK to the point where it severely damages its financial position internationally, China will need all of the rich-kids on the Asian block to be its friendly trade partners.

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China’s peaceful development means a big opportunity for our nation,” Abe said.

China peaceful? Tell me Abe did't just said that.

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Abe anger translator: I'm broke. Give me your money...

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whether China is peaceful development depends on Japan's mouth and needs.

when Japan need to build a enemy to break the weapon export limitation, China is not peaceful development, when Japan need to trade with China, China became a peaceful development nation.

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They can meet for 2 minutes on a hallway and Abe can claim victory for a historic summit between the two.

Then, things go back to normal as both sides bark at each other.

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Why would anyone meet with someone who's gone around talking behind their back

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" Japan and China are an inseparable pair." Am I right the words came out from Abe's mouth?

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"I wish to realise summit talks (with Xi) at an early time...in order to build stable and friendly relations between Japan and China, both of which share responsibility for the region's peace and prosperity."

Abe sounds very desperate. He is recognizing that Abenomics is in trouble and Japan really needs China.

Good luck Abe! Hopefully, Xi and Chinese people are forgiving.

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Abe should act like a leader. Japan is a big and powerful democracy in the region and should stand up for rights in Hong Kong. Have some principles besides "Japan is for Japan."

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I doubt the wisdom of courting China so much. Chinese are very shrewd and they'll definitely see the opportunity to demand serious concessions from Japan.

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The efforts of the Japanese Prime Minister are in the right direction as a summit between Japanese PM and Chinese President can go a long way in resolving the current differences of opinion between the two countries on several issues, notably on the disputed islands! All success to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe!

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Be careful for the charming offenses, Abe might get more than he bargains for.

Regarding to demonstration and protest in Honghong, Japan may need to be wised up without hypes because that’s authoritarian Chinese regime’s sore spot. Besides, during last couple years, decompensations taken place in Egypt, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam all ended in bloodshed. Taking Ukraine for example, it’s sovereignty now is trouble after the months of clashes between police and protestors.

That be said, hopefully, Abe and Xi would meet in Nov. Japan and China can are able to mend the fence and become stable forces in the region.

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China's demand is very simple, no need for other people to think hard to guess:

never go to the Yasukuni Shrine

admit the dispute islets are dispute. (This sentence is so weird)

nothing else.

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Mike Critchley yes exactly china is going to have its hands full and the world is watching to see how the Chinese handle it, will it be another tianamen square or will china show some restraint?

AlexNoaburg

Why would anyone meet with someone who's gone around talking behind their back

Well usually you confront the person who is talking smack behind your back, sort out the issues.

Abe has made a few attempts to get talks with the Chinese but they would rather just spew rhetoric and garbage.

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Swami VasSep. 30, 2014 - 08:19PM JST The efforts of the Japanese Prime Minister are in the right direction as a summit between Japanese PM and Chinese President can go a long way in resolving the current differences of opinion between the two countries on several issues, notably on the disputed islands! All success to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe!

PM Abe, knowing well beforehand that his visit to Yasukuni shrine will trigger rage from Korea, China and other countries suffered horrors in Imperial Japan’s hands, yet he defiantly and openly worshiped 14 Class A war criminals and numerous other bloody war criminals there. Then, immediately turned around, Abe declared that he intended to have a good relationship with Japan’s neighbors. No wonder China is slamming the doors on Japan.

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the senkaku is japan's and they can meet without having to discuss the islets. Abe should speak up for china's mistakes, they are strong enough to express the trueth like hk incident. And japan might need a great leader to change the platform of japanese political focus

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mgglifeSep. 30, 2014 - 09:50PM :China's demand is very simple, no need for other people to think hard to guess:

1.never go to the Yasukuni Shrine 2.admit the dispute islets are dispute. (This sentence is so weird) nothing else.

1.Japanese government members can go visit the Yasukuni Shrine as often as they like or even move their government HQ there if they like, as long as those convicted war criminals are not there.

2.Japan needs to revert their unilateral actions on the status of those disputed islands which began by Shintaro Ishihara that caused all the current troubles.

Until Japan government/Abe shows some sincerity then what is the sense of talking.

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taiga_123Oct. 01, 2014 - 06:26AM JST the senkaku is japan's and they can meet without having to discuss the islets.

If Japan has definite ownership of Senkaku/Daioyu islands without doubt, why would Japan offer to explore resources jointly with China If Japan owns it, they didn't need to ask China. It shows Japan has a weak claim and they know it. This already happened few years ago. The solution to the competing claims emerged in 2008, when Japan and China reached a principled consensus on joint development of an area that includes the potentially gas-rich Chunxiao/Shirakaba field. However, the 2010 ramming of Japanese Coast Guard cutters by a Chinese fishing boat and the subsequent arrest of the Chinese captain by the Japanese, have halted all movement toward formalizing the 2008 consensus.

In 1978, there was signing of a treaty between China and Japan for Senkaku/Diaoyu islands dispute. At the time, PM Fukuda and China's Deng Xiaoping accepted that "the dispute shall be posponed" "and for future generation to solve". If you own it like you said, why did J-goverment agreed to postpone the dispute? We know today, Japan goverment states "there is no dispute". In 1972, the Okinawa Revision Agreement grants Japan the rights of adminstration and not sovereignty. Why did U.S. only granted Japan administrative rights of Senkaku/Diaoyu and not the sovereignty?

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iWorld,

Totally agree your options!

I believe China gov't totally agree your options too, but I guess it is difficult with Japan.

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If Abe and his team had been peaceful like this since 2 years ago, both China and Japan would be sleeping partners by now. But it is still not too late although it will take time for China to soothe and see if Abe's calls are sincere, even if he doesn't like it.

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