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China says Japan shouldn't slap N Korea with sanctions

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Not in line with the spirit of the security council. Don't make me laugh China . Bit of self reflection before making a comment like that.

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China should get off their arses and pull the plug on all the BS coming from North Korea, instead of telling everyone else what they should or shouldn't do.

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Yeah China... Until you start putting a little pressure on your baby NK instead of backing them up we might as well be saying you launched the missile over Hokkaido.

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I think the world should slap sanctions on China including not visiting the country. It may wake them up to what North Korea is doing.

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Can you believe this crap out of both China and Russia.... neither country wants Japan to put up a missile defense system nor do they want sanctions against N. Korea. But all the while N. Korea is launching missiles over Japan itself and threatening Japan too. If India were threatening China with a Nuclear Missile attack do you think China would just forget about it and do nothing? Let me say this.... you know who your enemy is when they take the opposite side of you in a rational dispute and clearly both China and Russia are doing this.

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China is right. What did Abe's sanctions do to NK in the last 5 years? One test after another. Is it sufficient to prove that Abe's policy in North East Asia is a big wrong ?

-11 ( +4 / -15 )

Yeah... Pre-emptive strikes is a much better option.

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I think the world should slap sanctions on China

Slapping sanctions on one country for the actions of another is a pretty dangerous road to start down.

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Oh yes China. And if NK fired a missile over Chinese territory, you wouldn't do the same or more......?

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@serendipitous1 Japan nationalized Chinese Senkaku, does China occupy Japan ?

-7 ( +3 / -10 )

Abe must abandon the concept that only force or violence would resolve neighbor's problems.

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Mmmmm Japan launches missed over China's airspace and then we can ask for no sanctions. Drama queens

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China shall walk the talk and obey the international court ruling over the South Chinese Sea first.

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@Ghost Not all rulings are justice. Sometimes, ruling are another way of injustice.

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Japan needs to show it's a true leader in international affairs, cut the bombast, and ask NK to come to the table. Might sting a bit, but if they do, promise the remove some of the fresh sanctions, and ASK NK not to fire open Japan, there's a chance they'd comply. If they keep up the bombast instead, I guarantee another missile flies over, maybe lands closer, by week's end... maybe several.

tough talk's only make NK double down, and win.

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China you got some nerve don't ya!!! CHINA is THE major reason for the present state we are all living in in the Far East & SE Asia!

Its is getting high time the world needs to stand up to China's govt BS! Ditto for Russia!

I feel sorry for the peoples of both those countries who have ZERO choice in their ""leadership""

While Japan making changes will rile up its neighbours it pretty much has NO CHOICE but to do so the way things are going with damned missiles flying DIRECTLY overhead!! Hell THAT could be interpreted as an act of war!

Can you imagine the outrage if the yanks tested a missile that flew over both Russia & China.........

The future is looking bleak now on the war front as well as all the economic & demographic issues, NOT GOOD!

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If Japan hasn't lied so many times, cheated so many times, broke promises so many times, perhaps NK would have no nuclear weapons at all.

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Abey, how is that PRC money?

Japan of old is plenty guilty of many a thing but currently Japan is no threat to NK, or China as it stands..

There are a few big mouthed old politicians who time to time say some silly things, but lets not get of the rails here...

Japan isn't the one the one breaking promises made about in exchange for money and aid, Japan isn't the one threatening total destruction of other countries.

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In the news just now, NK is apparently loading a H-Bomb into a missile... now if its real or just PR who knows..

No-one wants war on the Korean Peninsula, but a isolated dictator with a nuclear missile after making direct threats to various countries.. maybe he does need taking out.

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Can see the day South Korea & Japan have nuclear missiles. Not a great outcome for China or Russia but one they should have seen coming. They have no choice but to go down the MAD path. North Korea will never give up its nukes. We all know that. They have stated it a billion times. Russia is right about that. So its about time the international community accepts it and allows South Korea & Japan to do like wise. Well, whether they accept or not is immaterial. it's really about the pace in which they come to the conclusion that it is necessary and whether the U.S decides to provide them with the technology unilaterally. Both could probably do it themselves, but the luxury of time is gone now. Keep in mind they had strategic nukes stationed in South Korea up until the 90's. It wasn't so long ago.

It all follows a familiar pattern of adversarial behaviour around the world going nuclear. India v Pakistan, Russia v Europe, the U.S v China. On and on it goes.

That's the nature of the world in which we live.

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memo to China: nobody gives a rip what you say or think

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I aver. The best way to go with the NK is to bring it in the fold. Make it a partner in every way. Open the boarders, free trade, etc. By giving it a place among others, it becomes a partaker of the gains or loss in the shares. All NK neighbors are highly developed, there's a lot more advantage for them in having NK as a partner than the head-banging-no-result sanctions, which only hurt the ordinary people.

Why do people expect China to help get rid of KJU? and have who in his place, a democrat, a "frindley" guy to us ? If you think seriously about it, you would know that it is better to use soft-power in this NK's case.

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Abe is a liar. He said he will do anything to protect Japanese people. But did he talk to NK once ? Did he visit NK once ? Did he offer any help to cease NK nuclear program once ?

China is the only country that can help Japan in protecting Japanese people but what does Abe do to China? He call China a threat. He sanctions China for not doing enough. What a fool he is.

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Cogito.

Fully agree, remove all reasons/causes for conflict, same counts for and all other conflicts.

Bullies disappear soon when a hand in friendship and no hard feelings is extended. No longer a Christian but that is the meaning of turning the other cheek to me i.e. stand fast and unwavering in your conviction and actions.

Be the stone that the bully can't wring blood from but alas that type of person is very rare now.

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Perhaps if someone launches a missile at China, we can hope they too will not only not retaliate, but also not impose sanctions on them.

Its a deliberately insulting statement.

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I think japan needs to get some serious anti missile defense installed.

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@abey..

Also Japan has had diplomatic attempts and supplied aid to North Korea...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan–North_Korea_Pyongyang_Declaration

You are wrong.. Japan has made attempts

Where you are right is China could be helping but it isn't, it is so afraid of having democracy and freedom of information directly on its boarders (admittedly with all the good and bad that brings) it would rather help keep an unpredictable human rights violating dictator in power.. good job.

Im glad for the Chinese tourism here, sure it can be a little annoying in some aspects but glad lots of Chinese go home realizing that Japan isn't so bad after all.

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And today tested a nuclear weapon it seems.. China needs to step up or get out of the way..

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China says Japan shouldn't slap N Korea with sanctions

Seriously who gives flying crap what china say. They cannot be and should never ever be be trusted on any subject at ant time. China please keep your worthless self-serving comments to yourself, as you always keep reminding the world "stay out of our business" well back at you china. You are just as dangerous as NK.

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abey: China is the only country that can help Japan in protecting Japanese people but what does Abe do to China? He call China a threat. He sanctions China for not doing enough. What a fool he is.

words fail me, oh no they don't: the only fool here is YOU (what planet do you come from?)

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China is an enemy and now has to be treated as such. There are many of them in Japan and this does nothing for them

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China allows the fat man to push the International community to see how far he can go. From that they can gauge the likely resistance from the West to their plans to exploit the mineral rich South China Sea. This has gone far enough now, The US is the only country with a military big enough to pull it off needs to flatten NK with conventional weapons and tell China that if they interfere the nuclear option is on the table. It is only because NK hides beneath China’s skirt that this has been tolerated. Both NK and China need a lesson to kerb their ambitions.

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China always seems to make a bigger fool of themselves whenever they make a statement, but this one really takes the cake. Most significantly it really exposes China's true intentions towards Japan, and by extension their adversarial status towards the US and its allies. China should be treated as such, and the free world should sanction China until they put NK down. I vote for 45% tariffs on all Chinese imports into the US, and suggest all concerned nations consider the same. Let China know that keeping the Kim Dynasty in power isn't worth China's growth and economy. A trade war doesn't kill anybody like a real war.

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@Oss If China doesn't help to calm NKorea down, the situation would be much worse. Appreciate Chinese role is the only way to resolve NKorea problem, peacefully.

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@NZ2011 Attempt is not enough.

@just I come from where the Sun rises.

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AbeySep. 3  11:27 pm JST

@Oss If China doesn't help to calm NKorea down, the situation would be much worse. Appreciate Chinese role is the only way to resolve NKorea problem, peacefully.

China should be refused entry into the US Market. Any country that trades with NKorea should be prohibited from trading with the US. That is about the only way that China will force NKorea to stand down.

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@Cogito Ergo SumSep. 3 11:02 am JST

Make it a partner in every way. Open the boarders, free trade, etc. By giving it a place among others, it becomes a partaker of the gains or loss in the shares.

If there is one place where the PRC and the DPRK are similar, it is that in essence BOTH have that method tried on them (China is still having it tried on them now). In both cases, both countries lapped up the benefits as if it was their entitlement, and the countries that tried to befriend them were left holding the pan.

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NK may have progressed down this path more quickly without the sanctions, or perhaps not, we will never know. But the way I read it, the angle China has is that Japan will just make their situation worse and be a more likely target of NK if they increase sanctions- I seems like a mild threat but also seems a likely conclusion to me.

Additionally,

China hoped that Japan would work to improve bilateral relations by "restoring mutual trust and rebuilding friendship instead of thinking about futile matters."

...sounds like good advice.

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Kazuaki ShimazakiToday  01:25 pm JST

@Cogito Ergo SumSep. 3 11:02 am JST

Make it a partner in every way. Open the boarders, free trade, etc. By giving it a place among others, it becomes a partaker of the gains or loss in the shares.

If there is one place where the PRC and the DPRK are similar, it is that in essence BOTH have that method tried on them (China is still having it tried on them now). In both cases, both countries lapped up the benefits as if it was their entitlement, and the countries that tried to befriend them were left holding the pan.

Sorry, China is Japan's biggest trading PARTNER [ an equal relationship ]. Japan had a so-so relationship with North Korea and then it turned hostile. I remember Japanese police raiding offices of NKs institutions, banning the Nambiongo-go ferry, harassment of NK's citizens and school (even Children !) and whipping up emotions among Japanese using the abduction issue which was being handled at a high diplomatic level. As usual, being an economically superior country, Japan thought it could bully NK to get its way. Japan is in shock.

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