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China urges Japan to ease political tensions in informal meeting

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Of course, China government sees fit to lecture Japan on what Japan needs to do to lessen tensions.

Notice it's NEVER what China itself can do to ease tensions.

As always and forever, it's Japan's 'fault.'

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Of course China wants to bring down the tension so that she can sneak in during the night and steal the islands.

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"China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on Japan to “make practical efforts to overcome existing political obstacles between the two sides”

China can practice what it preaches by ceasing the near daily ship and aircraft intrusions at the Senkakus. Japan is not sending ships and planes to any territory controlled by China. China can start acting like a civilized country and pursue it's claim(s) at the ICJ.

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I wonder if they actually sincerely believe this rubbish? Perhaps they are so deluded by this self serving propaganda they dish up all the time, that they have actually convinced themselves of it's truth.

If they weren't so dangerous, it would be impossible to take China seriously because this isn't all that different from the kinds of stuff that North Korea come out with.

Oh wait.

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Kishida should be praised for spending time and efforts to build the potential bridge for peace not to mention that he took a more pragmatic measure by retraining his normal rhetoric at ASEAN meeting.

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Increase the peace!

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To regard China as a mature nation is a mistake.

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Well, you know, China not only owns the Senkakus and Okinawa, it also owns the USA. http://curiosity.discovery.com/question/did-the-chinese-discover-america

So ... those "political tensions" they're talking about are the delusions that the US and Japan actually own their own countries. Relax, relax, don't worry... we'll take care of everything, and you won't have to anymore.

Oh, and it's the same for Vietnam, Philippines, and everywhere else in the world. The only claims that are valid are historical claims from the time frames that the Chinese choose... Don't worry. Be happy.

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Shameless trashy talks as usual from communist China. Japan, ASEAN, and many more will stand up against these greedy Chinese.

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Ummm, how about: Schedule Free Elections?

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Japan needs to wait until China wants a recognized meeting. Japanese tactics are working to bring this invite.

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China urges Japan to ease political tensions in informal meeting

ahahahahahahahahahahaha

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takes two to tango....both could do better...

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in essence China wants capitulation....servitude. Japan should only approach any talks as "equals".

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“Leaders need to talk because there are issues. So I have said, Japan’s door for discussions is always open, and I would like China to have the same attitude,” he said.

That is precisely the correct attitude. Here's hoping the PRC wakes up to the realities of 21st century diplomacy, and realize the tributary system has been dead for centuries (in Japan's case, since the 17th century, anyway).

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China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on Japan to “make practical efforts to overcome existing political obstacles between the two sides

China needs to show practical effort not to send offensive ships and aircrafts over Senkaku Islands. Then Japan will be ready to talk.

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That is pretty rich coming from China. Does the Chinese politbureau have a sense of humour?

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MGigante, Japan's never been tributary to China. Trade with China, yes.

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Well, China is willing to talk.japan can choose to listen or she can choose not to listen. If Japan chooses not to listen, then stop asking for dialogue. And please, do not drag ASEAN into the picture! ASEAN countries have a great working relation with China and most trade with China more than they trade with Japan. Any quarrel Japan has with China, is between you two. Don't drag us into the picture.

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I sure would like to know what "practical efforts" Wang Yi has in mind.

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"Jekyll & Hyde "

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>“Leaders need to talk because there are issues. So I have said, Japan’s door for discussions is always open, and I would like China to have the same attitude,” he said.

Japanese media reported last week that the region’s two biggest economies are planning to hold bilateral talks at the APEC summit in Beijing in November in a bid to ease some of their differences, but Tokyo has denied the claims. ** Just how cynical and hypocritic the above is; days ago at the summit, the Japanese counter parts were so deperately inviting Wang yi to discuss on the probabilty for the two leaders to meet, and they suceeded.

Japan played good; now to them Japan's door is always open and China is begging to meet and being KIV only.

One should really needd to know what "Xiao Ren" means in Chinese.

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It' mostly a plea from the civil official not able to hold back their military backed by the general nationalist populous that the CCP government had lost control and the military gaining strength.

Xi is trying to regain control by arresting first in command who was not all that popular in the first place. Now the government cannot throttle down spending for they fear of a coup like 5.15 incident or the 2.26 incident of Japan. Basically PRC is at the brinks of the military overrunning the CCP and you know how history loves to do reruns.

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Japan should ease tensions? This from the country who just told all of it's surrounding nations that china owns everything in the China Sea right up to their coast lines. http://www.japantoday.com/category/world/view/china-says-it-will-defend-its-interests-in-south-china-sea

That Must be why we call it the "China Sea"...

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Japan can start by giving back the Diaoyutai Islands to their rightful owner Taiwan.

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Sir_EdgarAug. 11, 2014 - 10:29PM JST Japan can start by giving back the Diaoyutai Islands to their rightful owner Taiwan.

That can never happen until China drops it's claim to Taiwan.

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Asian2014

ASEAN countries have a great working relation with China Don't drag us into the picture

"Us"? Who are you to claim "us" here? You appear more like a Chinese, who does not even know what ASEAN means. Are you talking about the Philippines and Vietnam, the two big nations of ASEAN, who are fighting the Chinese invaders at the moment? Or are you talking about Myanmar, another big nation of ASEAN, who two years ago slapped China on its face by diverting to democracy and opening to the West?

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The problem here is that China saying good things in East and South China Sea but doing another.You cannot trust this people anymore. The U.S. and ASEAN were telling China to refrain from doing any construction in disputed areas until those will be settled and resolve but refused.

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@Asian2014

Typical complaint that the territorial disputes are unrelated. When you have a dispute with every one of your neighbors, you deserve to have a regional block like ASEAN get involved. You just don't want the world to see how isolated China is. Also, as others have said, stopping the ship and aircraft intrusions is a reasonable precondition for the Chinese "side".

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Some people here don't speak the truth and so they think that others are like them. I am definitely not a Chinese national. My PM told Japan to face up to history. Of all the nations in ASEAN, it is safe to say that Myanmar is the closest to China. Singapore is a very close friend of China and is opening the 3rd government to government investment in a new city. Thailand is planning a link to China via bullet train and Brunei, a Muslim Sultanate, has been teaching Chinese in their Malay schools. Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos are all close to China. So don't round claiming that ASEAN countries have problems with China. Go to the Philippines and Vietnam and the people there will be so proud to say that they have Chinese blood in them. You don't have to believe me. Just go to these countries and talk to their business community. Then you tell me!

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Problem is Japan cannot make small steps forward like what Germany did. Like every year, when you have over 168 J-goverment officials and Abe before becoming a PM visited and prayed for 14 class A war criminals, it does not help to improve relationship with China and Korea. These politicians who insist that they are only paying tribute to those who died for their country when they visit Yasukuni are not telling the truth. Even Emperor Hirohito stopped visiting Yasukuni after 1978 because the shrine had been tainted by the presence of the Class A war criminals. His son, current Emperor Akihito, has maintained the imperial embargo on visits. Yasukuni issue might be more of a exaggerated politics from China, but the reality is, it continues to open the wounds from WWII. If Abe is truly looking for a new beginning for Japan’s relations with its neighbors, that’s where he should start. For Japan, China is a major trade partner that accounts for over 20 percent of Japan's total GDP and you cannot ignore that. Continue bad relations will eventually affects all sprectrum of the bilateral trade and some will look for alternative suppliers. There has to be better diplomatic solutions to the problem and. both countries need to show some flexibility to improve relations.

Problem with Japan is the continue denials by some of their leaders. Even today, lawmaker like Nakayama, who believes the Nanjing Massacre, in which Japanese Imperial soldiers rampaged across the Chinese capital in an orgy of bloodshed, never happened. It's all about Japan continuing playing the victim card and nothing else is allowed. In 2007, former education minister Nariaki Nakayama declared he was proud that the LFP had succeeded in getting references to "wartime sex slaves" struck from most authorized history texts for junior high schools. Japan should accept the historical fact that Japan caused tremendous damage and suffering to their neighboring countries.

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sfjp330, even if Japan did those things, the criminals in Peking wouldn't agree to a meeting. How do I know? Because they have blocked all attempts to negotiate other disputes with countries that did not invade China in the past. These are the classy people Japan is dealing with.

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Now is NOT the time to back down from China. In fact, now is the time to bond with other SE Asian nations in front of their faces.

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Those that talk tough don't understand history. The US wants trouble in Asia so it can meddle in it with very low cost to itself. Japan and China play into their hands by fighting each other. Like Iran and Iraq for 8 years. In the end you both lose.

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China urges Japan to ease political tensions in informal meeting

This is too funny, a thug tells one of his victims to be reasonable.

Communist China lives in a fantasy realm!.

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Communist China lives in a fantasy realm!.

"Communist China" IS a fantasy realm, since it doesn't exist in real life.

But yes Joe, we know you like to push the propaganda of the Chinese government.

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