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China cancels bilateral meeting with Japan after G7 Taiwan statement

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By Quin Pollard

The Chinese foreign ministry said on Thursday that a meeting between China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Japanese counterpart on the sidelines of ASEAN events in Cambodia had been cancelled.

The Chinese side is strongly displeased with the joint statement put out by the Group of Seven nations about Taiwan, said Hua Chunying, spokesperson at the ministry, at a regular media briefing.

The foreign ministers of G7 nations - including Japan - called on China on Wednesday to resolve tension around the Taiwan Strait in a peaceful manner.

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The G7 told China to stop bullying and threatening Taiwan. China's response is "we won't talk to you then". Maybe one day China can become a kind reasonable mature country.

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Wow, think of how irked this “wolf warrior” (looks more like a shiz-su to me, but sure, why not?) is going to be when the G7 decide to finally state the obvious truth which is Taiwan is a self-governing democracy?

12 ( +18 / -6 )

Very few things don’t annoy China.

Ignore their tantrums if you really want to annoy them even more.

They won’t be invading Taiwan anytime soon.

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Taking Taiwan by Force was never the deal dear China.

No American bases on Taiwan.

No Japanese bases on Taiwan.

Only few small countries still recognize Taiwan, while the majority, including the Americans and Japan, recognize the one China deal we all agreed upon.

If you become aggressive. Use force. You will lose everything! All the gains for the past 4 decades will disappear!

Century of Humiliation doesn't have to be in the past. It can happen again!

11 ( +18 / -7 )

China! Are you offended? Hahahahahahahaaaaa!

8 ( +16 / -8 )

When missles start flying as the Chinese have initiated, everyone is ‘displeased!’

The Chinese need to back off now!

11 ( +14 / -3 )

Keep provoking China..

China! Are you offended? Hahahahahahahaaaaa!

China just do things right... The fear of the West is evident, laughter will turn to tears..

-13 ( +5 / -18 )

...oh, China hurt feelings, then goes off and launch missiles into neighbour's EEZ. Way to go CCP, how to inflict brain damage on your own people from the top to the bottom, the CCP way.

12 ( +14 / -2 )

What a bunch of babies.

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The Chinese government is a thug operation. They will continue to bully and take what they want until someone stands up to them. This little hissy fit is just the CCP’s reaction to not getting their way. Japan loses nothing by having this meeting cancelled.

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China just do things right... The fear of the West is evident, laughter will turn to tears..

What fear are you referring to? Speaking as an American we are not fearful of China. Just as Speaker Pelosi she’s in town today.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

Time for the world to stand up to China and be smarter and not so greedy. We dont need their tourists or their cheap products.

13 ( +17 / -4 )

China has been threatening countries all over the world for a few years now: Tibet, Australia, Norway, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan....and oh yeah, Canada. Time for the world to unite against this growing menace.

15 ( +16 / -1 )

China has thrown the toys out of the pram!

8 ( +10 / -2 )

Time for the world to stand up to China and be smarter and not so greedy. We dont need their tourists or their cheap products.

It's good you started boycotting their products.

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China has been threatening countries all over the world for a few years now: Tibet, Australia, Norway, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan....and oh yeah, Canada. Time for the world to unite against this growing menace.

Not just them, but many countries in Latin America. They pressure those countries to end all agreements/ties with Taiwan in exchange for a new soccer stadium and port. They are cheaply build, with imported Chinese labor, not local labor. The Chinese people stay behind when the projects are done.

Ref: https://thediplomat.com/2022/05/latin-americas-choice-and-the-cross-strait-diplomatic-battle/

There is a false choice between the US+Taiwan or China in these countries. They know the US from their own histories - which is often less than stellar. The US did some really nasty things to many (most?) Latin American countries in attempts to keep US corporate interests primary, over the needs of the people. The DEA and CIA have left a bad taste in the govt and people's mouths. They don't have anything against Taiwan, but want access to larger mainland China markets. The buy-offs (soccer stadiums and new ports) are supposed to help global trade for the country. Sadly, the workmanship tends to be terrible and the Chinese projects are often abandoned. Some dead Chinese projects:

The Nicaraguan competitor for the Panama Canal, dead.

Venezuelan housing projects half-built, not safe to inhabit, dead.

Train line joining Peru’s Pacific coast to Brazil’s Atlantic coast, dead.

Train in Columbia between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, dead.

China has loaned almost $200B to Latin American countries. Those loans will have CCP Chinese fingers connected for decades to come. The promised trade with China hasn't grown to the levels promised by China. For the last 3 yrs, I'd ignore it, but for the prior decade, the trade has been very 1-sided. Rather than pay for Chile fish, China sends an estimated 900 - yes, 900 fishing vessels into Chilean, Columbian and Peruvian waters to fish.

https://en.mercopress.com/2020/11/06/chile-colombia-ecuador-and-peru-join-forces-to-combat-illegal-fishing

Taiwan never did those things.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Boycott made in China goods as much as possible. If you can get something that's made in Japan, USA, Taiwan, etc. then choose that option!

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Boycott made in China goods as much as possible. If you can get something that's made in Japan, USA, Taiwan, etc. then choose that option!

Everyone says that, do you actually boycott China products?

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

Boycott made in China goods as much as possible. If you can get something that's made in Japan, USA, Taiwan, etc. then choose that option!"

And pay double or triple the price for it....you go ahead, too bad that those millions of workers on minimum wage levels trying to feed their families don,t have the same option.

-9 ( +1 / -10 )

Thanks Nancy, Two birds with one stone make China angry and hurt Japan's economy at the same time...with friends like that who needs enemies??!!

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

No American bases on Taiwan.

but there are US military advisors and military contractors.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Regular reminder that the evil is the CCP, and not China.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Did CCP get their knickers in a twist? What a shame, never mind!!!

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I have been boycotting Chinese made goods for years! Only buy from them if there's really no alternative... I rely wish other countries produce more goods as an alternative to what is made in China, as China can't be trusted! It has regularly used trade blockade as a bargaining chip. And is using it right now with Taiwan and Australia....

8 ( +9 / -1 )

Ha ha ha, the Chicom are looking like that girl in high school who got dumped and stands in the hallway having daily meltdowns. Pathetic but not really a threat to anyone.

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China-Japan FM talks cancelled after G7 unjustly criticizes China over Taiwan question.

A pertinent move. No need to talk.

After all what to expect from G7 obedient stooges who have always been prone to regurgitate US instructions word by word..

-9 ( +2 / -11 )

Someday, likely soon, China will do something bold and stupid, and those same G7 countries will put strong sanctions on China. They will be very tough for us, all accustomed to buying cheap toasters and headphones at Walmart and the like, and cheap components for our industrial bases.

But we can hold out longer than China can hold back significant unrest within the 600+ million-strong new middle class, many of whom will be thrown into total economic disarray when all the factories are forced to cut production by 80%.

That's what the PRC government fears more than American military might or a democratic Taiwan: Significant unrest. Because they know that it will be their end.

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Boycotts are of course an option, but they obviously don’t work , not in North Korea, not in Russia and highly probably also not in China. You hit only quite some dependent 16 hrs hard working factory workers and their families, but surely not at all the CCP elite in Beijing. Those regimes just only understand and therefore urgently need adequate, immediate and symmetrical responses, that’s all. If they don’t like to meet and talk, don’t meet and talk too. If they fire missiles into EEZ then intercept them and send also one or two into or near their acclaimed EEZ and so on. In principle it’s only an image game, not really such dangerous as they loudly announce. Of course they also don’t want to die for no reason and risk strikes onto their area or population. They want a strong image in their countries for demonstrating power and keeping their people silent. That image has to be attacked, for instance by just shooting down any of their missiles and sending the same number. That would stop it, because they don’t want to lose face in the first place.

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China cancels bilateral meeting with Japan after G7 Taiwan statement

Japan is the winner from that cancellation. It will not have to waste time listening to Chinese warnings, Chinese threats and Chinese demands. Money and time saved. The best possible outcome has been achieved.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Nobody cares

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Yeah well incase you haven't noticed there's been nobody that stopped China from building those artificial islands and nobody is going to stop China from unification with Taiwan.

That's the reality !

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ian

Boycott made in China goods as much as possible. If you can get something that's made in Japan, USA, Taiwan, etc. then choose that option!

Everyone says that, do you actually boycott China products

Yes, have done for some years.

When bullying China throws a childish hissy fit at justified criticism of its actions it undermines their credibility in the eyes of the entire world. They keep doing it, they keep looking like spoiled children, they never learn.

It was western money built their economy, western money can build their competitor’s economies thus removing their sole lever for blackmail. It is never a good move in business to tie your self to one large sole supplier, a basic principle valid for companies and countries.

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Yes, have done for some years.

You're only the third poster here in JT I've seen that said that.

The problem really is that it falls upon the people to boycott China's products.

Because our govts dont

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The Chinese side is strongly displeased with the joint statement put out by the Group of Seven nations about Taiwan, said Hua Chunying, spokesperson at the ministry, at a regular media briefing.

Little xi is throwing a tantrum, ignore him and he’ll come crawling back!!!

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It maybe time to see the benefits of Isolating China Politically, and ideally Economically.

We can make stuff in our own Countries, and we can do things without having to be subservient to the whims of the CCP - sure, there will be some disruption and pain in the process of switching over, but the benefits will benefit all.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Companies should vet existing Chinese Employees too, and assess the risk of Corporate state-sponsored espionage or even sabotage.

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It'll save Wang Yi from wasting time on American lackeys. More important things to do.

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Personally, I hardly buy Made in China products!

In 2012-13, or thereabouts, I had a handyman working on my basement, and when he showed me the estimates for the drywall, I inquired where he'd be buying them from: "Oh, I either buy from Home Depot or Lowes," he replied; "This Chinese stuff is a great deal -- the price is great."

Me: Buy whatever you have to, even if it's at a fifty percent mark-up -- but, absolutely do not buy even a foot of that cancer causing Chinese dry wall junk.

He: What? Are you serious. It's really cheap -- the cheapest on the market.

Me: Pulling out my iPad: - Headline: Defective china-manufactured drywall linked to health problems and metal corrosion in homes.

The following year, in 2014, the CDC found that there was in fact a link between Chinese-made drywall and serious illnesses ranging from nosebleeds to cancer.

You can do it folks. Your health and safety should take precedent over 'cheap' and poorly manufactured made in china stuff.

Just don't be dissuaded by the fact that you'll be forking out a few dollars more.

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