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China tells Japan it is troubled by Tokyo's military build-up

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By Sakura Murakami

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And whose fault is THAT??

The NERVE of the Chinese!

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The CCP must really think the rest of the world are imbeciles.

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Pot calling kettle.......

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Hey Xi The Pooh, here is a tissue for your issues. Oh and your CCP can stick it.

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Look in the mirror Xi

28 ( +33 / -5 )

Hilarious. China asking countries in the region not to oppose them while they conduct a massive build up and claim sovereignty over disputed seas, islands etc.

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The two countries had agreed to try and establish a direct communication hotline "around spring", and to strengthen dialogue between their senior security officials, it added.

Next time you have a meeting, prepare an agenda, go through each item one by one, and write down the decision. What was the point with this meeting, really?

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"The international security situation has undergone vast changes and we are seeing the return of unilateralism, protectionism, and a Cold War mentality," Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong said

Thanks to ... China!

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The world is troubled by China's need to bully its neighbors and other countries as well.

Balloons over America is not a good thing to do.

Don't wake up a sleeping giant unless you can defend yourself.

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Kinda funny that probably the same 2 people here are downvoting all the comments. Hmm, I wonder where they’re based?

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The Chinese kettle calling the Japanese teapot black. In 2022, FAS estimated China's military stockpile of 350 nuclear warheads.

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If they show such a reaction it is obviously the right path to build up defense capabilities.

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Japan needs nuclear weapons as a deterrent. The CCP won't respect anything less.

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I'm not sure what you are hinting at. China has been a responsible nuclear power (if that can be said of any nuclear power) since the 1960s. With the increased threat from the USA China is increasing its strategic nuclear arsenal. Russia just suspended the SALT Agreement. Fun times! /s

The Chinese kettle calling the Japanese teapot black. In 2022, FAS estimated China's military stockpile of 350 nuclear warheads.

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What u sow is what u reap China now i r surrounded by all the countries who have learned what China taught ie bullying with weapons n the faster China learns better that it won’t b able to bully all its neighbors all the time n the diplomatic answer from Japan to China should b “the weapons are for deterrence to NK not for China” a classic Chinese line

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The more trouble China feels, the better. They will understand now that there are lines not to cross.

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"...with the increased threat from the USA."

This is the same thing Russia said just today. Blame America for China and Russia acting like bullies.

No one buys this increased threat from the USA fairy tale you sort of people spew.

Give it a break already.

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China, which has the No.1 largest military in the world is somehow troubled by Japan which has the 19th largest military in the world.

Furthermore. Japan has a constitution that prohibits it from starting a war. Whereas China has and continues to threaten Taiwan with war as we speak.

China is a joke of a country.

https://wisevoter.com/country-rankings/military-size-by-country/

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Hello pot, I'd like to introduce you to kettle.

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China and the U.S. are the same. They both feel justified in their security needs and military endeavors. They both also believe the other’s actions are unjustified.

Japan is just whatever the US is so what China really is showing is that it has not given up on Japan yet.

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And the entire free WORLD tells China they are troubled by...CHINA.

Peace-loving, war-renouncing, friendly democracy Japan is simply defending herself with her small military - unlike Communist China.

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Japan should insisted in resigning the treaty Shimonoseki acknowledging Japan Sovereignty of the former Island of Formosa. That would got a reaction. Then say Yeah Nah only Joking. That would brought some fond memory

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Oh dear, upset Sino tummy! Guess Japan is the problem. Well, that's China's problem. Supporting the Kim kids with their own nuclear weapons should be something the Communist party needs to worry about after enabling NK madmen from day one. Japan is not a pushover, so CCP take your GI track medicine and chillout.

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Xi and Putin are truly blood brothers. But be careful. Xi will go up the Okinawa chain, and Putin down the Kuril Islands, squeezing Japan in between. Not to speak of Mr Kim coming at its middle. Japan must re-arm, and even go nuclear.

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CCP arrogance, hypocrisy and bullying on full display.

They build a huge offensively equipped military, way beyond the reasonable needs of defence and they are “concerned” when a country with a pacifist constitution is forced to take defensive measures?

West Taiwan threatens, bullies, steals and behaves like a back street loan shark and then acts all shocked and accuses everyone else for the consequences of their own actions.

They, russia and the unstable idiot in North Korea are the root cause of global insecurity and instability.

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I am not really amazed at some of the levels of support shown to China by responders on these pages. I fully understand their need to prove to their Chinese business colleagues that they are actively supporting Xi's strategy, such as it isn't. It must be difficult to spout party lines in order to maintain business.

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@ DMW - The PRC supporters are also usually fascist Russia die-hards. Anti-West and Japan bashers.

Youd hope they are getting paid handsomely for their betrayal of the democracies they live in.

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Geez, China is concerned. I wonder why?!?!

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 I fully understand their need to prove to their Chinese business colleagues that they are actively supporting Xi's strategy,

Me thinks you got it wrong about "business colleagues". It's the PRC supporters and Chinese members themselves that are "supporting" Xi's strategies, and thumbing down comments here.

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But why is Japan increasing its military expenses? I thought that is why the US has military bases here in Japan. Won't the US defend Japan? Japan pays about 80% of the expenses for the bases (unlike what Trump said, that it is all free.)

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But why is Japan increasing its military expenses? I thought that is why the US has military bases here in Japan. Won't the US defend Japan?

It's a tad arrogant to suggest US Forces can do it all alone. The Chinese Military is expanding at an extraordinary rate.

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Leave Taiwan alone and all will be fine!

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@Fighto

”Peace-loving, war-renouncing, friendly democracy Japan is simply defending herself with her small military - unlike Communist China.”

Peace loving? Small military? I don’t think you really understand what Japan has been doing quietly in tangent with the United States for the past 70-something years. Now they’re just being vocal about it.

China has reason to worry, not that they don’t deserve it.

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Japan responds to China…

Thats precisely the intention, you big bully. For you to feel uncomfortable bullying me.

People tend to bully the strong less.

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"We are very concerned with this military build-up of yours."

Chinese soldiers in background hurriedly throwing tarps over ICBMs

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well, duh. If it wasn't for China none of this would be necessary. Next

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maybe stop buzzing around other countries borders then hmm China? Go back to China

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Beijing is anxious and just shows up without any clear intention. Diplomacy just to weigh out the ground that takes a new shape after Ukrainian invasion.

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In other words China is saying. Japan you don’t need weapons trust us, just let us do what we want to do. We won’t bite you now our teeth are not sharp enough, we will bite you later when they are sharper.

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@John-San The treaty you should be referencing is the Treaty of Peace signed by Japan and the Republic of China on April 28, 1952.

" It is recognised that under Article 2 of the Treaty of Peace which Japan signed at the city of San Francisco on 8 September 1951 (hereinafter referred to as the San Francisco Treaty), Japan has renounced all right, title, and claim to Taiwan (Formosa) and Penghu (the Pescadores) as well as the Spratley Islands and the Paracel Islands." https://web.archive.org/web/20010221045523/http://www.taiwandocuments.org/taipei01.htm

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And whose fault is THAT??

No one buys this increased threat from the USA fairy tale you sort of people spew.

The whole world knows what a threat the US is, creating conflicts and inventing wars for their own benefit.

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The whole world knows what a threat the US is,

Ahh, democracy is a bad thing, I guess Chinese/Russian style authoritative rule would be better for the world in the mind of Communist ideology....

creating conflicts and inventing wars for their own benefit.

This is exactly what Russia is doing and what China wants to do, but that's somehow ok?

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So China has a lightning fast military build up. At one point claimed Okinawa belonged to China because during the Qing dynasty that island “paid tribute”, not to be invaded? So any island, country or people “belongs to China” if they have bullied them in the past!? Then they tell JAPAN THEIR military build up is troubling!? I am certain that all Japanese citizens are also troubled that China’s bullying and bellicose rhetoric has made Japan wisely build up her defenses!

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In other words, "Just because we have been building up and modernizing our armed forces for decades, what gives you the right to do the same?"

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People who wholeheartedly believe in accelerationism are the most irresponsible revolutionaries and deconstructionists. They are eager to change the status quo, but they have not thought about what kind of path to choose after changing the status quo.

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It was a Joke. And If I was there at that meeting. I would of course state the exact sentence just to remind the China what Japan was capable of doing We are the 3 biggest economy in the world and have strong Allies this time round. So we might be seated here a the table of peace holding hands but don't turn your back because these hand could easy be around your neck.

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Troubled is it? Well, isn't that the idea?

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