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China protests over Japan-U.S. statement on human rights; blasts U.S. 'evil past of genocide'

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democracy and human rights are being challenged

China has zero regard for democracy and has shown it has little if any regard for human rights.

But the US once again showed it's no beacon of democracy after the Republican led attempt to steal the presidential election in their failed attempt to overthrow democracy and install the party's favorite authoritarian.

And once again the US had better get its own human rights issues sorted before criticizing any other state.

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Have the China Olympics been cancelled yet?

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PTownsend, sure it can, the Replublican traitors are no longer in charge in the US

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Judging from China’s reaction, the joint statement hit exactly where it hurts. The Chinese must realize that the rest of the world will not tolerate gross human rights violations in Xinjiang and Tibet.

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It has begun. China VS. America. Chapter One. The Biden era.

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I often see the Chinese press officers briefings on NHK TV BS1. I have never seen any newsman there asking questions at the meetings. They are not allowed to ask questions to the government spokes persons.

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"The China-Japan statement expressed concern over threats to Taiwan, Beijing’s human rights violations in Xinjiang"

History is repeating itself, putting folks by force in concentration camps because of their ethnicity then subject them to rape, torture, sterilization and murder, its not 1940, it was evil then and its evil now. I hear the Communist Leaders deny it, but so did Hitler. Help them.

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Yeah, yeah, yeah. One sin justifies another sin. Nice try.

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It has begun. China VS. America. Chapter One. The Biden era.

It was already like that during Trump. Don't make it sound unnecessary political.

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Is it just me, or is the stage for WWIII being set?

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Trump has left the US without the moral ground necessary to question another sovereign country's human rights violations. Again, Biden has to use the pooper scooper.

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blasts U.S. 'evil past of genocide'

Everything China's doing is being done now. That's the problem.

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Almost all nations have their share brutality, destructions, mass killings, and abuse of human rights, but that was back then, the problem now is that China and it's allies are pressing ahead in a drive to repeat all of the above buy limiting Human Rights and Ethnic Cleansing, if anything China and it's allies in Thailand, N. Korea, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, and now H. Kong need to know is that the People will fight and PUSH BACK for their rights and their voices can be heard world wide.

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Is it just me, or is the stage for WWIII being set?

Well, just a matter of time and it'll be a long kiss goodnight. Let no one kid themselves that it's going to be a localized or isolated war. Big mistake !

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Japan's human rights are not all that they should be, especially with regards to Japans Justice Ministry.

I think Japan needs to put it's house in order before hiding behind joint statements.

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Is it just me, or is the stage for WWIII being set?

It's Just you.

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@PTownsend

But the US once again showed it's no beacon of democracy after the Republican led attempt to steal the presidential election in their failed attempt to overthrow democracy and install the party's favorite authoritarian. 

And once again the US had better get its own human rights issues sorted before criticizing any other state.

You nailed it...well said mate!

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America is talking about the current situation and China is talking about the past.

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Yes, the US does have an evil past of genocide against its Native Americans (as does my country, Australia, against its own Indigenous people) and it never has and probably never will apologize formally for the millions of civilian deaths it inflicted on civilian populations in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Japan, Iraq, etcetera.

But that was in the past. The problem is now, and the problem is China, with its ongoing suffocation of the Tibetan culture and people, its violent repression of the Uighurs, its brutal and illegal takeover of Hong Kong, and the ever-present danger of an invasion of Taiwan.

But unlike, say, the US involvement in the Vietnam War, it's extremely unlikely that public opinion in China (or anywhere else) will persuade the Chinese Government that it's on the wrong course. Only international action that affects China's bottom line - trade and prosperity - will do that.

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I'm honestly disgusted with the US. But I’m more disgusted with China. You cannot compare American or Japanese human rights record to China. China... that is exactly the pot calling the kettle black. China is the ultimate hypocrite. At least the US and Japan have addressed their past misdeeds and current failings and are not detaining a million people based on their religion.

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The US and Japan makes me laugh. This is full on irony. You can't commit daily human rights violations and then blast another country when you refuse to even acknowledge or attempt to change your own errors.

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Feeble minds lack the critical thinking capability to distinguish a propaganda campaign from reality.

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Super powers will do whatever they want, using any excuse they like.

Unfortunately it's us little people who get thrown under the bus Every. Single. Time.....

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Reality check--The world is being flooded by refugees from places where the US is/has been engaged in mass killings, wars, violations of human rights--Central America, the Middle East, etc. On the other hand, 10% of the population of Taiwan lives in mainland China,

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"China is strongly dissatisfied and resolutely opposed to this, and we have made solemn representations to the United States and Japan respectively.”

Who runs China's foreign ministry? A bunch of 4th graders? Someone get China a Waaaaaaaaabulance.

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But the US once again showed it's no beacon of democracy after the Republican led attempt to steal the presidential election in their failed attempt to overthrow democracy and install the party's favorite authoritarian.

You just the want to throw that in DAILY though it has nothing to do with the article or topic. Why? Is there another topic on this planet besides Trump for you?

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In Geneva, China on Wednesday blasted the United States' human rights record, citing what it called U.S. failures against COVID-19 that cost “hundreds of thousands of lives,” as well as racial discrimination, police brutality, and an “evil past of genocide.”

Really? So says the country which enslaves and torture Tibetians and Uyghurs.

The country which human rights are amost non existent and responsible to keep the most deadly pandemic from the last 100 years secret to the world.

I think in Geneva after their protests against the U.S. they were laughing.

The U.S. is not perfect but it’s a great democracy and did many good things in the long run.

As a western European I would remind that they helped us rebuild the old continent with the Marshal plan.

Did China do something like this in it’s past?

Because the only things I can remember is that they are good at provoking nations and shut every human rights and dignity.

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" The US is the greatest purveyors of violence in the world today " .. ML King 1967 at Riverside church in New York.

" Demagogic slander that sounds like a script from for Radio Hanoi " ..Life Magazine.

" Dr. King has diminished his usefulness to his cause, his country and his people "..Washington Post.

After the US put in place the Monroe doctrine in 1823 which warned European that henceforth the Americas were its sphere of influence and there should be no meddling, the US has gone ahead and meddled everywhere ! The Banana wars in Central America, S. America, Cuba, Philippines, Vietnam ( more than 8K km away). And many of these from false flag reasons.

Again, the US has zoned China, Russia, N.Korea, Iran in one corner- possibly as a new improved " axis of evil" . It's built bases all around and near these countries, it operates and calls on allies to do the same in sailing military warships in these countries doorsteps or vicinities, something that itself will not countenance ( Cuban missile crisis) . Because it has invested so much already in these places in terms of manpower and still...they must be put to use...but...they must first find / manufacture a reason ( how many prior legitimate reasons have they given?) . Is Uighur the reason ? I don't know ! But , what seems certain to me is that the destiny is yet to be manifest.

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Michael MachidaToday  07:36 am JST

It has begun. China VS. America. Chapter One. The Biden era.

I would say China Vs. Every democratic and free countries that believes in freedom and democracy.

The EU,UK and many other countries around the world will obviously side with the U.S. as it should.

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So when did the USA shoot the last American Indian? Must be at least a century ago. And the last slave? Probably little less. Pathetic attempt by the Chinese to deflect criticism from themselves, few will be fooled by it.

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So when did the USA shoot the last American Indian? Must be at least a century ago.

1973, actually. 2 shot dead at Wounded Knee.

China is correct. The US is founded on blood and has an appalling record.

But just to even it out, China is just as bad.

The EU,UK and many other countries around the world will obviously side with the U.S. as it should.

We'll see. The US shouldn't take the rest of the world for granted.

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Blow these china “ coast guard “ vessels out of the water NOW. China can not be trusted for anything, the use of the line app for stealing of data another example. As long as this regime is in place, China must be stopped.

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The Chinese Empire has been committing genocides throughout the last 22 centuries at least. Southward bloody expansion during the Qin Dynasty. West and eastward expansions since the Han Dynasty and again in the Tang Dynasty. Of course things got much worse during the Yuan and Qing Dynasties. So now you have a huge Chinese territorial boundary which included lands and peoples originally not its own. Now it is doing it to Taiwan and in the South "China" Sea. Paradoxically the least the West should do is revive the Cold War mentality, or else there is no way to stop Chinese infiltration in the geopolitical, economic and cultural spheres.

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The bottom line is the CCP is a serious threat to Japan, Taiwan and the worlds economy and safety!

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In Geneva, China on Wednesday blasted the United States' human rights record, citing what it called U.S. failures against COVID-19 that cost “hundreds of thousands of lives,” as well as racial discrimination, police brutality, and an “evil past of genocide.”

Beijing has screwed up in crossing the line into a collision course while the Biden administration and allied states have still carefully avoided using the controvertial term "genocide" in referrence to China. Their 2022 Winter Games may be aborted and transferred to another venue (Japan is welcome to host).

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The country preaching 'human rights' has the largest prison population in the world and a rate of incarceration far higher than any other country.

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MeiyouwentiToday  07:34 am JST

Judging from China’s reaction, the joint statement hit exactly where it hurts. The Chinese must realize that the rest of the world will not tolerate gross human rights violations in Xinjiang and Tibet.

> Michael MachidaToday  07:36 am JST

*It has begun.** China VS. America. Chapter One. The Biden era.*

Joe isn't kissing up to Xi and he ain't playing lovey-dovey to MarshmellowHead Kim.

PTownsendToday  06:44 am JST

democracy and human rights are being challenged

China has zero regard for democracy and has shown it has little if any regard for human rights.

But the US once again showed it's no beacon of democracy after the Republican led attempt to steal the presidential election in their failed attempt to overthrow democracy and install the party's favorite authoritarian.

And once again the US had better get its own human rights issues sorted before criticizing any other state.

Investigations and arrests are being made every day concerning Jan. 6. And the BLM demonstrations, statue yankdowns, etc. reflect that Americans of all colors want a racial justice and are sick of all the BS education that passes for history in our schools (the Christopher Columbus and Confederate general statues come in mind). And Joe Biden won by a historic 81 million+ vote count. Trump the Bunker Boy stirred up unrest last year and Americans showed him. And that is a progressive step in the right direction, and our new REAL POTUS is telling these authoritarian and totalitarian turkeys that we mean business.

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i@nToday  09:52 am JST

So, when did the US shoot the last American Negro? Today.

The trend now is attacking Asian looking people

The idiots who are doing that are cretins who are looking for excuses to bash somebody 'different'. And now with CoVid-19 starting up from China (nobody is to blame for this pandemic, BTW), our own media showing Chinese markets, cities, etc. in an unfavorable light depicting them as 'dirty' people, and the uncouth sassymouth Fuehrer Don and his unfunny 'kung flu' jokes, i'm not surprised by all this. And it's unexcusable. Oriental Asian ethnic people didn't want this, didn't create it, and shouldn't be taking the rap for it. There's no justifying or defending these hate crime incidents like what occured in Atlanta this week, none.

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****CORRECTION****

starpunkToday  09:55 am JST

MeiyouwentiToday  07:34 am JST

Judging from China’s reaction, the joint statement hit exactly where it hurts. The Chinese must realize that the rest of the world will not tolerate gross human rights violations in Xinjiang and Tibet.

 Michael MachidaToday  07:36 am JST

**It has begun.** China VS. America. Chapter One. The Biden era.**

Joe isn't kissing up to Xi and he ain't playing lovey-dovey to MarshmellowHead Kim.

PTownsendToday  06:44 am JST

democracy and human rights are being challenged

China has zero regard for democracy and has shown it has little if any regard for human rights.

But the US once again showed it's no beacon of democracy after the Republican led attempt to steal the presidential election in their failed attempt to overthrow democracy and install the party's favorite authoritarian.

And once again the US had better get its own human rights issues sorted before criticizing any other state.

Investigations and arrests are being made every day concerning Jan. 6. And the BLM demonstrations, statue yankdowns, etc. reflect that Americans of all colors want a racial justice and are sick of all the BS education that passes for history in our schools (the Christopher Columbus and Confederate general statues come in mind). And Joe Biden won by a historic 81 million+ vote count. Trump the Bunker Boy stirred up unrest last year and Americans showed him. And that is a progressive step in the right direction, and our new REAL POTUS is telling these authoritarian and totalitarian turkeys that we mean business.

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Blow these china “ coast guard “ vessels out of the water NOW. China can not be trusted for anything, the use of the line app for stealing of data another example. As long as this regime is in place, China must be stopped

Good way to start a confrontation. Many Japanese people used to harp on how peace loving they were. As for China can not be trusted, I would trust China over Japan in many ways. At least China "is what it is" and not two faced like Japan.

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The U.S. neither apologizes for its evil past of genocide nor provides reparation to the victims,

Why should they. The firebombing of Tokyo’s 500,000 women and children stopped and won the Pacific War.

Have the China Olympics been cancelled yet?

Let’s concentrate on Tokyo first. 4th new variant, Europe about to enter third wave, vaccines only available to rich white countries. Step at a time.

China VS. America. Chapter One. The Biden era.

America doesn’t fight war on its own soil. Except the indigenous Indian people. China has 40,000 fishing boats that can be armed with sea to air, sea to sea and sea to land missiles. Japan is 1-5hrs away by sea.

no joke, I built a nuclear bunker in my house after Fukushima, with this rhetoric, I’m going to update.

WW2 started from a single bullet.

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American Sheriff, please look after at your own house in order first..

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Despite having numerous faults of your own, and by complaining, sounding hypocritical, well said China.

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So...China isn’t being aggressive in just about every relationship with other countries because the other countries belong to China, and the US shouldn’t criticize because we did a poor job with Covid and race relations? This will be a fun meeting...

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Maybe Blinken should be more concerned about the human rights record of his own country, Israel.

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Everything I just read. Is a distraction from the real issues China should be facing and real questions China should be answering.

Democrats and China align, after the summit is over were going to hear what wild success it was and how these issues are on the way to being squashed. Under the new leadership U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. He needs a win. All fabricated.

"no issue is more central to the goals and policies” of the Biden administration than “addressing systematic racism"

Seriously? Your going with that?

Biden word for word.

—“Well, I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

— “You got the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” (That’s in reference to President Obama.)

— “Unlike the African-American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly diverse attitudes about different things.”

— “In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.”

You have to admit that Biden is a bigot. After reading the damning quotes out of his mouth in the above, for them not to do so is a sign of ignorance, plus a lack of political honesty and integrity.

The only thing that should be discussed with China and the question that should be put forthright from Biden himself face to face with Xi Jinping eye to eye is.

1.) Did you release this virus covertly to declare a global genocide upon the world for economic dominance?

2.) The virus originated from your country China. What do you intend to do for reparation's? (pay the money)

3.) Are you going to back off Taiwan, H.K. Japan?

4.) Are you prepared to go to war with world coalition?

China has immense explaining to do. PERIOD!

I miss Pompeo. At least we did not have this current S.O.S. Starbucks drinking democratic tree hugging, Cancel culture hand picked Biden Puppet anymore. While Chucky and Nancy and the rest of these Dems pull the strings and try to pull the wool over our eyes.

And slam there own agenda. I can so clearly see what Dems are trying to do here. Can you?

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Garthgoyle

* It has begun.** China VS. America. Chapter One. The Biden era.*

It was already like that during Trump.

China walked all over Trump. Trump avoided condemning China over Uighur camps. He didn't want to offend China. Weak.

Don't make it sound unnecessary political.

It is necessarily political.

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To generalize it, we are amidst a newly inflammatory but still from the shelves of history books well-known same old Cold War. The very actual or current indicators are not only this news above directed to China, but also vaccines exports restrictions, the withdrawal of the Russian ambassador after Putin declared a killer, also the constitution changes in Russia for instance giving Putin lifelong power or making negotiations about the Japan’s Northern territories even more improbable, then also new North Korean statements from Kim’s sister and observed nuclear activities, the new British military strategy implementation efforts, Iran not negotiating although Trump is away and finally here , surely I probably should name a lot more, the Quad meeting. We can here easily and clearly see the general development direction and should all recognize and get used to it.

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This tête-à-tête between silent partners Washingjing and Beijington is just a charade.

After Alaska, there will be rumblings about Atlanta and then it'll be business as usual after some strategically timed bumps.

In Japan's case, please look at Okinawa first before speaking like a holy monk .

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Represive Chinese Crybabies..

The whole free world must STOP CHINA !!..

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"seriously interfered in China’s internal affairs" This old song and dance, again? China always does the Beijing two step when other countries off evidence-based reasonable criticism.

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KentarogaijinToday 11:55 am JST

Represive Chinese Crybabies..

The whole free world must STOP CHINA !!..

Agree, but it's too late for that. The world has pretty much ignored China during the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s. They were the copiers of everything, will be never able to produce anything on their own, half of their population lives in the countryside which looks like early 20th century, etc. Bang, then the 1990s came and the world was surprised.

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“The U.S. neither apologizes for its evil past of genocide nor provides reparation to the victims,” Does he mean the way the Chinese government has compensated the Tibetans, Uighurs and others that have fallen under their "protection", or is that protection a more-than-adequate reward those groups should be grateful for?

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"You can't commit daily human rights violations and then blast another country when you refuse to even acknowledge or attempt to change your own errors." In point of fact, the US did precisely that for most of its history, from the time the first slave set foot in what was to become "America". Just for the record.

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This tête-à-tête between silent partners Washingjing and Beijington is just a charade.

This. Just going through the motions.

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GoodlucktoyouToday 10:15 am JST

The U.S. neither apologizes for its evil past of genocide nor provides reparation to the victims,

Why should they. The firebombing of Tokyo’s 500,000 women and children stopped and won the Pacific War.

Really? I thought it was the two nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, coupled with the presence of US troops on Japan's doorstep and the strangulation of Japan's supply lines and food supplies.

The firebombing of Tokyo's civilian suburbs was an optional extra, a deliberate act of terrorism now outlawed by the Geneva Convention, and the fact that America engaged in it and that you defend it is inexcusable.

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Ask yourself honestly whether the US would have used those weapons on a European country... and there are lots of other countries who's human rights records are far from stellar, these days: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/mar/18/deportation-of-a-minor-how-a-corrosive-policy-sank-cosy-relations-between-australia-and-new-zealand

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expatToday  12:37 pm JST

Ask yourself honestly whether the US would have used those weapons on a European country...

The US absolutely would have used the A-bombs on Germany if they had not surrended when they did. We were aleady bombing their cities the same way that Japan was bombed. More people died in the Dresden bombings than in Hiroshima. We are talking civilians. Using then A-bombs on Germany was the plan behind the Manhattan Project.

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Robert CikkiToday  12:04 pm JST

KentarogaijinToday 11:55 am JST

Represive Chinese Crybabies..

The whole free world must STOP CHINA !!..

Agree, but it's too late for that

No it's not. 2020 will go down as the year all that began to change.

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USA needs new war and to continue in war rhetoric as usual to keep image of "world leader"...

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Say what you want about the US. The US is not perfect and has many flaws but is still the lesser of two evils. Does anybody really want to live in a world dominated by China? The idea that Americans are neo colonialists is nonsense. The American military bases around the world are because of alliances, which China has zero to none.

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KentarogaijinToday  11:55 am JST

Represive Chinese Crybabies..

The whole free world must STOP CHINA !!..

Projectionism is a tactic used by the biggest bullies. Look at sassymouth Trashtrump. And lately look at Myanmar's leadership. 'Oh everybody's against me, WAH'. Milosevic said that and he pretty much destroyed Yugoslavia thru genocide. Come to think of it, Hitler used the same tactic and because of it 6 million Jews (and 5 million others) were snuffed out.

Hateful bullying dictators and repression must be stopped everywhere.

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They were the copiers of everything, will be never able to produce anything on their own

Factually incorrect. I have first hand experience on this in my work. They certainly couldn’t care less about intellectual property rights, but they are already producing and developing things on their own. Don’t underestimate a culture with a long history of invention and innovation. They cut corners, but don’t think for a second they aren’t capable people.

The same charge of unimaginative imitators was aimed at Japan. That was wrong too.

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@Robert Cikki

Accept my apology. I misread your post.

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MatejToday 01:38 pm JST

USA needs new war and to continue in war rhetoric as usual to keep image of "world leader"...

Ah yes, the typical Russian propaganda narrative and rhetoric of many trolls in East European countries. It's like hearing Russia Today. Ah yes, "all we need is the Batushka Putin, create our enemies in order to forget how misserable we are living".

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Zhao said. “We urge the U.S. side to adhere to the basic norms of international relations and not to engage in things that endanger China’s core interests."

Core interests of expansion through the South China sea, invasion of Taiwan and continued persecution of Uighur's through forced detention and sterilization programs.

Sorry China but your "core interests" will be highlighted and objected to at every turn. Get used to it.

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China the little dog with the inferiority complex is barking again

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@bigyen. I was being sarcastic. The 27million Russians who died won the war,

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Given that a lot of US rail was build by EastAsian labour in feudal times, now we are living more advanced everywhere.

As riches have spread to many areas aided by institutions like the UN, and people globally educated and not In gulags in most parts.

is it the time to fall back to tribalism?

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Any further delays by the west to deal with China will only make it harder to do so in the future. China should understand there are clear consequences with regards to it's belligerence.

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China the little dog with the inferiority complex is barking again

More like a big dog with an outsized superiority complex in my experience.

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East Asia turned out to be the biggest moneymaker of the 21st, but ours is a too advanced time to think money rules all.

The human currency “money” does not support “idea” , only power. And in such a short time to strip the given natural with tribal thinking..... As a grandfather I have seen the political figures of the surroundings of ours changing over time.

And we know how they grew up.

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GoodlucktoyouToday 02:43 pm JST

@bigyen. I was being sarcastic.

Then I apologize. You should know by now, though, that sarcasm often doesn't work on this forum unless you flag it as such.

The 27million Russians who died won the war

In Europe. Not in the Pacific.

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This will teach all parties to be honest and kind.

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Who All Are Protesting??

They all are the members of CCP who are just protesting to prove that CCP is innocent. As now CCP is being stated as Global Threat and Anti-Human Right, because of its genocide practice in Myanmar, Hong-Kong, Xinjian, and many others.

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America didn't "win the Cold War" as they like to claim. No, that didn't happen. The Soviet Union merely dropped out of the game and new players took its place. That is what we are witnessing now.

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"Hypocrisy" has an equivalent in every tongue and Americans and Chinese can't preach without it, but what's the Chinese for "whataboutery, the transparent rhetorical technique of the guilty"?

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China's one excuse is basically "You did it before, now it's our turn, enslave people, genocide, and destroy the climate", and they insist they "love peace".

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@JJ Jetplane

The US and Japan makes me laugh. This is full on irony. You can't commit daily human rights violations and then blast another country when you refuse to even acknowledge or attempt to change your own errors.

STOP THE LAUGHING LAUGHING AT YOURSELF. Peterson said “no issue is more central to the goals and policies” of the Biden administration than “addressing systematic racism —- forthrightly, honestly and powerfully — and the legacy of discrimination in our country.” “We’re not perfect — far from it — but we are going to keep striving to live up to our highest ideals and principles,” she said. ISN'T THAT AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT!!! I recommend you go read the Cat in the Hat!!!

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"seriously interfered in China’s internal affairs" This old song and dance, again? China always does the Beijing two step when other countries off evidence-based reasonable criticism.

Not really much of a difference from the old "This is Japan".

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JimizoToday  01:59 pm JST

They were the copiers of everything, will be never able to produce anything on their own

Factually incorrect. I have first hand experience on this in my work. They certainly couldn’t care less about intellectual property rights, but they are already producing and developing things on their own. Don’t underestimate a culture with a long history of invention and innovation. They cut corners, but don’t think for a second they aren’t capable people.

The same charge of unimaginative imitators was aimed at Japan. That was wrong too.

You cannot deny the tremendous and glorious impact and many innovative gifts China has bestowed to mankind thruout history. Everybody wanted to trade and have contact with them.

But look at the weasels of the CCP - are they making China 'great' now?

I

Think

Not!

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blasts U.S. 'evil past of genocide'

Well, in CCP China there is not only a past, but also a present of genocide.

Alas, the newly installed swamp government in the US has not the will or even interest to stand up to China. So while Blinken makes some weak statements, in reality Biden has already returned China to US power grid contracts (major national security issue) and re-allowed the "Confucious Institute" CCP propaganda and and spy organization back into universities. Words are cheap, actions count.

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Trump is such a loser that he kicked the China can down the road leaving it for Biden to clean up. If trump hadn’t been so indebted to China, he would have taken care of the problem. Instead he left it for others to deal with.

Loser with a capital L.

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There is only one word necessary to describe American hypocrisy vis-á-vis China: Palestine. We Americans also tend to get a little quiet about the largest GENOCIDE in Human history, government sponsored, church sponsored, perpetrated by us as "Manifest Destiny" (see: Final Solution). Whatever 're-education' the Chinese may be doing, I doubt they are simply wiping out whole communities as we have done to MANY people, razing their homes and stealing their lands and murdering their children as being done to people now with our full support, withholding vaccines from people in concentration camps, drone bombing weddings, constantly and covertly assassinating people who refuse to 'obey', and proving to be the biggest bully and most conscienceless psychopaths on this planet. America should just shut up because OUR history does not support our criticism of ANYONE else's behavior. It would take about three Stalins and at least two Hitlers to equal America's record of just murder, without even examining America's perfidy in the world. And, as an American, I apologize to China and to the World for our so obvious lack of any grounds upon which America can claim moral superiority or even moral equivalence. Naw. We are this age's chief troublemaker and homicidal thief. It wasn't supposed to be this way...

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The percentage of Uighurs in prison in China is much lower than black men jailed in the US.

Is the US a human rights abuser?

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U.S. 'evil past of genocide'

So the Chinese do admit it was in the past and in case of China it is in the present! And are upset that the world noticed?

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Path to freedom narrows for detained Canadian duo caught in US-China feud

For more than 830 days, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have been detained in Chinese jail cells, facing espionage charges that legal experts and diplomats have denounced as baseless.

But as the two men finally face trial, their supporters recognize that the two Canadians – caught in the centre of a diplomatic feud between the United States and China – face a narrowing path to freedom.

Kovrig, a former diplomat, and Spavor, a businessman, were arrested in December 2018 in a detention widely viewed as retaliation for the arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, earlier that month.

In the years since, the two men have endured hours of interrogation and isolation, with rare visits by consular officials. China alleged that the two posed a threat to national security, but has revealed few details of the charges against them. In turn, Canada has accused Beijing of “hostage diplomacy”.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/18/canada-michael-kovrig-michael-spavor-trial-china-us-huawei

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"The percentage of Uighurs in prison in China is much lower than black men jailed in the US."

The percentage of Uighurs in the Chinese population is much smaller than the number of black men in the US population. The correct question is, what percentage of the total number of people in each respective group is imprisoned, or has been. The number of Uighur women who are incarcerated is probably not far behind the number of men, as the Chinese are desperate to reduce their birthrate.

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William Bjorenson America should just shut up because OUR history does not support our criticism of ANYONE else's behavior. It would take about three Stalins and at least two Hitlers to equal America's record of just murder, without even examining America's perfidy in the world. And, as an American, I apologize to China and to the World for our so obvious lack of any grounds upon which America can claim moral superiority or even moral equivalence. Naw. We are this age's chief troublemaker and homicidal thief. It wasn't supposed to be this way...

The colonization of the 'New World' is the greatest genocide in history, without a doubt. And it continues to this day, but it's been an over 520-year process. Diseases previously unknown here did quite a number but so did some political maneuvering and outright extermination and wars as well. Anthrax spores were used, (in laced blankets) for instance by British troops so they could overcome a huge Native American alliance in Pontiac's War.

Hitler, Stalin, Mao however murdered millions in less time. And genocides have occured after the Cold War ended. Bosnia, Rwanda, Myanmar. And thruout history genocides have been committed by people of every race on every continent. No continent except Antarctica is exempt from a past of 'ethnic cleansing'/genocide.

And China, being a mix of several ethnic groups in a billion person population also has genocide in its 7000 year history.

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USA needs new war and to continue in war rhetoric as usual to keep image of "world leader"...

@Matej

You hit the nail on the head. I am 70 tomorrow and for my entire life I have seen the US fight one war after another, winning only the one in Grenada (pop. 110,00) perhaps? After they got tired of Asia (Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia,Laos) they moved into the ever-giving Middle East. Oh, I am forgetting the Bay of Pigs, enumerable interventions in Central and South America topping it off with torture and illegal detention in Guantanmo.

Oh, I see, this is all in the past is it? Well what isn't except this very second. Yes, -30 please!

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Trudeau and Canadian MP’s are doing disservice to some Canadians and disrespectful for even call it a genocide. They should be ashamed of themselves.

1) there is no genocide in Xinjiang, it’s a large scale de radicalization program and vocational training funded by Chinese govt. No one get killed (except die hard jihadists, separatists, terrorists) in Xinjiang,

2) China did not generate any refugees, and those Uighurs fled Xinjiang are ETIM sympathizers, and sponsored by the western media & NGO’s, in US and Turkey to exaggerate their torture stories in the hand of Chinese.

3) many of its training facilities are winding down and closed since there’s no terrorist attacks since 2016. 4th Xinjiang recorded 6% GDP growth and boom in domestic tourism. A proven success its program works!!

4) Xinjiang birthrate is #2 in China at 1.588% with Tibet #1 at 1.6% from mere 5.5 millions 40 years ago to 12.2 millions at last censor, surpassing the national average birthrate of 1.043% an independent study conducted by National University of Singapore.

let’s get it clear, the world refugees problems today are mainly caused by the US and its western allies, a relentless bombing and intervention in 9 of the middle eastern and Latin American countries in the name of WMD, abused human rights, freedom/liberty, The west foolish geopolitical interest and their unending corporate greed. The west should be held accountable for all these heinous crimes against humanity and genocides. NOT CHINA!!

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China the little dog with the inferiority complex is barking again

The little dog that owns over $1 trillion of US debt?

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Trudeau and Canadian MP’s are doing disservice to some Canadians and disrespectful for even call it a genocide. They should be ashamed of themselves.

Thanks for sharing the talking points of the Chinese Communist Party propaganda machine.

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WE all now what is really going on. They only make these statements for their own brain washing mass media. They dont even believe themselves.

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Thanks for sharing the talking points of the Chinese Communist Party propaganda machine.

yup truth hurts!! if that is the only word you know.....call me wumao

I wish the west lie more intelligently, if you say about 100,000 being detained, I see it may be true, but no sane persons nor govt authorities would believe some sky falling numbers 1, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0 millions out of a 12 millions Uighurs were detained?? just let me know how many building facilities needed to house, feed and what's the budget in billions to run over say 10 years ?? how many wardens need to guard them, considering the US prisons population now passed 2+ millions

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China had an irrefutable answer to the US, no matter what we think of China, their reply about the US was spot on.

Pot calling the kettle black

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America's GREATEST ENEMY is NOT Russia, Not China, but America's elite, the most pathological of all national elites currently extant who have turned the U.S. into an armed prison of weapons producers, psychopathic police, and endless children fully pathologically programmed and prepared to become cannon fodder and bullet sponges for Corporate profit, looking forward to it even. Essentially, America is insane. But that is just Mankind in general who went biologically deranged circa 70,000 years ago and became a predator and parasite and mass murderer of its own genepool causing its collective brain volume to shrink 200 cubic centimeters in that same time.. Ain't nuthin' on this hyar planet crazier than that! Trust NOTHING we say...

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USA has lost its self righteous right to lecture any country on anything, USA had a party trying to overthrow a democratic election, Minorites in the USA are still getting shot, bashed ect by the police, healthcare is for the rich list goes on.. sort out you own backyard before you start looking into others....

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How heartbreaking this is if the U.S. and Japan's claim is true! This kind of systematic acculturation process occurred in the United States and Australia, too, separating children from their parents to uproot the aboriginal group's tradition, religion and culture. Cf. "Beijing's crackdown in Xinjiang has separated thousands of children from their parents, new report claims. CNN found two of them" CNN: March 25, 2021

The difference between the U.S. and Australia, on one hand, and China, on the other, is that this happened in the former a long time ago but is happening now in the latter if it's really happening.

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