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China protests over Japan's comments on border dispute with India

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Ridiculous how in East Asia every little thing results in hysterical protests being lodged.

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Tibet does not belong to China. The communists forsook their illegal stewardship of the Dalai and Panchen Lamas' country decades ago. What Mao did to Tibet and its esoteric Buddhist culture was not only a pogrom against the Tibetan people but a crime against all consciousness, an atrocity against sentience itself.

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Japan, if you want to be closer to India. China can help you, moving you to India ocean. Okaniwa doesn't belong to Japan. Japan invaded and occupied it by force. Liberation of Okaniwa!

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“We have lodged solemn representations with Japan and have asked Japan to make clarifications and immediately eliminate the negative effects that have resulted from this"

I see the Chinese foreign ministry is still Pyongyang-lite. Walking and chewing gum, I can dislike the jingoistic tools running China and Japan.

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China: "Someone smudged my Puma!!!"

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How would Japan feel if China said Takeshima belongs to South Korea?

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Japan should concern that China threats becomes a realistic as PLA's DF-21 missile deployed to Changbai Mountains.

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The communists forsook their illegal stewardship of the Dalai and Panchen Lamas' country decades ago.

The same argument could be made for Japan and the Senkaku / Diaoyu islands.

How would Japan feel if China said Takeshima belongs to South Korea?

How indeed? Yet again it's a case of the pot calling the kettle black for Japan

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@neobis

How would Japan feel if China said Takeshima belongs to South Korea?

Like, what China says has any credibility? Like, this one? ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓

Okaniwa doesn't belong to Japan. Japan invaded and occupied it by force. Liberation of

Neither Japan nor Korea needs China's confirmation. The territorial dispute isn't a popularity contest.

Leave Japan and Korea alone on Takeshima/Dokdo issue.

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Like, what China says has any credibility?

I very much doubt Japan's government's credibility is high at the moment

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Ting Zhao

Yeah yeah, a ballistic anti-ship missile. Let's see how well it's able to hit a moving ship at 30Kts.

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I hope that India will now reciprocate and tell the media and their people that Senkaku belongs to Japan.

justicetz-san, pls spell Okinawa correctly. I thought you may be joking but apparently I was wrong.

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"China disputes the entire territory of Arunachal Pradesh, calling it south Tibet"

China should leave the entire territory of Tibet.

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neobiosJan. 20, 2015 - 07:34PM JST How would Japan feel if China said Takeshima belongs to South Korea?

How is that of any concern to Japan when China is claiming a part of Okinawa Prefecture as it's own? China needs to recognize that all it's land grabbing, as if it needs any more, isn't making it any friends anywhere in Asia.

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Quite a show for Japan, now Japan can be seen to be on India's side. Please give Japanese government a nice round of applause as their foreign policies seem to be a nice reading while in the toilet.

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@Ting Zhao

So you admit that Japan needs to arm up fast against an increasingly unbalanced (mentally) China. Glad we agree.

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flowersJan. 21, 2015 - 02:17AM JST Quite a show for Japan, now Japan can be seen to be on India's side. Please give Japanese government a nice round >of applause as their foreign policies seem to be a nice reading while in the toilet.

Anyone who has been following the news over the last couple of years would know that this isn't happening "now", it's been happening for some time. The only thing that belongs in the toilet are posts by those who support the Chinese dicatorship and it isn't for reading.

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Oh here we go again. I thought it had been a bit quiet lately. China just can't go five minutes without protesting something that Japan does. Next they'll be protesting against Japan merely for existing. It's absurd. Arunachal Pradesh does belong to India. It always did. China invaded the area during the Sino-India border conflict, before retreating, and therefore surrendering the territory they invaded. That does not make it China's territory. By that logic I could break into my neighbour's house and claim it as my own, even after they chase me out again. Get real China.

@Ting Zhao: Oh yes, I'm sure a ballistic missile will do a lot of good against the Aegis cruisers being deployed to Japan that are specifically designed to shoot down ballistic missiles. Hell, Japan doesn't even need to wait for the Aegis cruisers, it already has the ability to intercept and destroy inbound missiles.

@neobios: They already do. Not officially, but they already do. Japan doesn't really care though. Takeshima is part of Japan, and was forcefully occupied by South Korea. Japan has even tried to take South Korea to ICJ three times I believe, but SK refuses to play ball.

@justicetz: Okinawa does belong to Japan. You're thinking of America, who waltzed in and militarised the island for their war against Vietnam, and so far show no signs of leaving.

@Christopher Glen: No it couldn't. Japan has held sovereignty over the Senkaku Islands since 1895 at the latest. After WWII, the US took over administration of the islands, before returning the administration to Japan, with the approval of China, Russia and the UK, in (I think) 1954. Note that the US took over ADMINISTRATION not SOVEREIGNTY. The latter has never been contested, by anyone, until the discovery of valuable resources in the vicinity of the Senkaku Islands. Only then does China start claiming them as their own. If you want a lack of credibility in the government, then the CCP is the absolute pinnacle of this.

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Please give Japanese government a nice round of applause as their foreign policies seem to be a nice reading while in the toilet.

Clap clap clap.

After WWII, the US took over administration of the islands, before returning the administration to Japan, with the approval of China, Russia and the UK, in (I think) 1954.

Afraid not, as the US didn't have diplomatic relations with China until 1972. Thus you must mean Taiwan. And China, being a new upstart Communist country, didn't get to attend the San Francisco peace treaty ceremony of 1951.

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@neobis

How would Japan feel if China said Takeshima belongs to South Korea?

Does it have something to do with Chinese and Korean activists protesting against the US base in Okinawa? Care to explain why your friends are gathering and trying to get rid of our friend in our house?

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Afraid not, as the US didn't have diplomatic relations with China until 1972. Thus you must mean Taiwan. And China, being a new upstart Communist country, didn't get to attend the San Francisco peace treaty ceremony of 1951.

And rightly so: the mistake was Nixon's normalizing relations with a rogue country in 1972.

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Good on Japan.

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Xi's Chinese Dream is about to become CHINA'S NIGHTMARE, slated for October, 2015, when the entire economic house of cards collapses around the CCP.

Factories are already idling and will soon turn to rust and crumbling concrete. Skyscrapers forever unfinished will claw the sky with their riveted steel beams. Urban dwellers with hope of escaping the poverty and despair of barely surviving in the cities will abandon their crumbling highrises for the rice and wheat fields of the countryside. There is no future for the PRC, even if that decrepitude manages to stumble along until its death knell in the Battle of the Senkakus, slated for 2017. And then, all will be happy and well again, because....

After the dissolution of the PRC, the Han Chinese will patch the rags of their past with the weave of their best hopes for the future. Thus will be born the Yellow River Federation, the Yangtze People's Republic and the Oriental Pearl, all based on the cultural and historical watersheds of those three great rivers. These three new countries are, even now, being prepared to come to fruition after the economic collapse of the PRC in October 2015. Not even Xi's war against these founding fathers, whom he calls "corrupt," can stop this historical inevitability, because the young will forever keep rising against the totalitarianism of the CCP.

And soon enough, Tibet will be free once more with the return of the Dalai Lama. The Uyghurs will establish their own independent republic as East Turkistan by driving the Han from their ancestral lands. Likewise, the Mongolians will reestablish governmental ties on both sides of their borders to form a new United Mongolia, even as the Han are also forcibly ejected from their country. And, of course, the Manchurians will do likewise. By 2016, Macau and Hong Kong will regain their independent status as well as the prosperity that was theirs before being absorbed. Taiwan, still free, will rejoin the United Nations as a full member and assist in midwifing the new Han countries into being, making sure they evolve and prosper from the carcass of the defunct PRC with freedom and independence.

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And rightly so: the mistake was Nixon's normalizing relations with a rogue country in 1972.

Water under the bridge now I'm afraid - as part of that deal was breaking off official relations with Taiwan

China needs to recognize that all it's land grabbing, as if it needs any more, isn't making it any friends anywhere in Asia.

Japan needs to realise that its territorial disputes with China, South Korea and Russia are equally counter productive

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