China's State Councillor Yang Jiechi, left, meets with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Wednesday. Photo: AP
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Abe seeks China's cooperation in tackling N Korea issue

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This has to be the joke of the year; "To solve the problem of North Korea peacefully and diplomatically, Japan wants to cooperate with China, which has a great influence (on Pyongyang),"  If China had such influence then why hasn't it stopped NK for the last 10 yrs?  Much less the last 2 yrs? They have shunned China yet again, and continue to have improved much since no one has stepped up to stop them. Talk, sanctions are not working, and these countries are not in any hurry to make them stop including China.  The US should pull the THADD system out of Asia and let China handle all of Asia. Seems Japan and SK both are in agreement to pay tribute to China.  The US can do well with trade pacts on the American continent. Moon, Abe and Duarte can all hold hands, bow down to Xi and pay the tribute. It is better for the US to pull our troops out of Asia since they are not wanted out there to begin with.  Funny how one travels in China, Japan, South Korea and Phillipines and a lot of the US has been  copied or taken yet when you go to the US one does not see much of the Americans bringing China, Japan, SK or Philippines to the states. Some of the post readers may say well there are Japanese tea gardens, restaurants, Toyota, Honda cars etc, but not the other way around, again proven that the US does not need Asia.

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bjohnson23

The US doesn't need Asia? Tell that to all the companies who makes a lot of money from having their products made in China and other poorer countries in Asia.

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The last thing we need is for China to install another puppet dictator after Kim falls. The less Chinese cooperation in NK the better.

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To: Johorth

First thank you for the response. While your right there are many companies who turned their backs on American workers no thanks to NAFTA and many other free trade agreements, the result was weakening of America itself, mostly from globalist push on these very same companies and the enticement of profit to pay corporate Wall Street.  It did nothing for the US as again, where are the Made in US goods? 1 Chev to the many Toyotas, how many outlets in Japan exist today much to the design of those found in the US? I stand my ground, unless proven otherwise, the US does not Asia, it can get cheap goods in other American continent countries and much cheaper too in shipping costs alone, and fairer trade.

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All I know is I wouldn't trust communist China to do much. They, and the communist Russians, are the ones who created North Korea in the first place.

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Abe called China for "more constructive role". I would call Abe for "less destructive role".

Abe should realize that he can't contain China. If Abe wants to be a leader of Asia, he has to have 1.4 billion Chinese to support him.

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China will hear but not listen. Besides, you really can control someone with mental issue or a spoiled brat with a gun in his hand.

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Japan asking for China's help ? Come on.. you're joking here...?

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China should intervene North Korea, but China can't. North Korea has off control of China, Russia, and U.S. Will its independent action bring itself safety of unity or danger of division? No one knows the future. At least someone wanna try. They are honest men.

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Abe has vowed for 5 years. What Does Japan get from his vows?

Time to change, PM, change of your heart.

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" mulan May 31 09:58 pm JST

Abe called China for "more constructive role". I would call Abe for "less destructive role".

Abe should realize that he can't contain China. If Abe wants to be a leader of Asia, he has to have 1.4 billion Chinese to support him."

You are addressing the wrong article. This one is about containing North Korea. You should stop incessantly badmouthing Abe in ever thread.

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To solve N. Korea problem is easy, just have China on your side and get the US out of Japan. Why suffering from anxiety attack waiting for another nuke to go off while your ally is thousands of miles away.

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Does China trust you, Mr Abe?

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" elephant200 June 1 03:39 pm JST

Does China trust you, Mr Abe?"

Probably not. But far more countries don't trust China.

" flowers June 1 07:37 am JST

Why suffering from anxiety attack waiting for another nuke to go off while your ally is thousands of miles away."

Two carrier strike groups off the North Korean coast. Doesn't sound like thousands of miles away.

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OssanAmerica, two carrier strike groups mean nothing to a mad man with nuclear weapon. Besides, carriers are already obsolete. What is a few nukes dropped in Japan worth to you? With higher casualties and the end of third largest economy, Japan should seriously consider self-interest and self-preservation first. Stop leaking butts and be a normal country already, why get involved in the Korean dispute and nothing to gain?

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flowers, the point is that the US military presence is far from "thousands of miles away" as you stated. The only reason you want the US out of Japan is because the US and it's alliance with Japan is the biggest obstacle to complete Chinese strategic hegemony.

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OssanAmerica, you seem to think that the US sending troops here to occupy Japan for decades had helped improved the situation. The US military doesn’t mean a thing nowadays especially after it lost the war against backward Vietnam. No matter how many troops they send here their loss is still minimal unlike the threat of nuclear on the US mainland thousands of miles away. When N. Korea has succeeded in developing long-range missile that can reach the US, the US will want to be in good terms with N. Korea. The idea about Chinese strategic hegemony seems to be imbedded in your brain and it’s hard to be removed. Think carefully and you will see that China has no intention to get into hegemony game. China can’t even control N. Korea and it doesn’t want to, otherwise it would have done so already. Look at Philippines turning about face against the US even when China has nothing to do with it. How many good things have turned towards China and many more will be coming. The age of alliance has come and gone, only self-interest remains. China has no bad intention towards other countries unlike the US. Think about how better it will be for Japan if China and Japan can be brothers, Japanese economy will improve substantially and both sides will enjoy abundant of resources. East Asia will be peaceful and become the centre of the world.

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" flowers Today 02:18 am JST

OssanAmerica, you seem to think that the US sending troops here to occupy Japan for decades had helped improved the situation"

1945 to 1952.

"The idea about Chinese strategic hegemony seems to be imbedded in your brain and it’s hard to be removed. Think carefully and you will see that China has no intention to get into hegemony game."

http://www.mepc.org/speeches/chinas-challenge-american-hegemony

https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-seeks-hegemony-1456358971

http://www.orfonline.org/expert-speaks/chinese-regional-hegemony-is-a-bridge-too-far/

"China has no bad intention towards other countries unlike the US. Think about how better it will be for Japan if China and Japan can be brothers, Japanese economy will improve substantially and both sides will enjoy abundant of resources."

China is single party totalitarian dictatorship, one which combines economic and strategic goals. China sold it's lie of a "peaceful rise" for a long time until the entire world caught on. No country can be a "brother" to China, only a subordinate. North Korea is proof.

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