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China urges Japan to uphold non-nuclear principles

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That's rich coming from a hostile nation with nukes.

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China has no clout to be giving advice to any nation.

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Hold your non-nuclear principles so that we may attack and invade Japan posted Xi.

20 ( +23 / -3 )

Ah yes,the old good communist Soviet/CCP like rhetoric.

From what pulpit is China preaching Japan about nuclear principles?

A country where freedom,human rights are totally absent and keep a constant threat to the whole region?

China and his putrid government have nothing to advice and teach.

19 ( +23 / -4 )

China says Don't do it! But China continues its own nuclear weapons development and program. How reassuring!

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stormcrowToday  09:24 am JST

China says Don't do it! But China continues its own nuclear weapons development and program. How reassuring!

Exactly!

18 ( +20 / -2 )

China seems to be really good at two things:

Telling people "Not to interfere with internal Chinese policy" whenever anyone says anything.

Interfering with other countries internal policies.

...

Oh, and Hypocrisy, ok, China seems to be really good at three things.

;)

18 ( +20 / -2 )

"We strongly ask Japan to deeply reflect on its history"

the same could be asked of China - exactly how many millions of its own citizens did Mao kill ?

14 ( +16 / -2 )

Chinese leaders, are very similar to Russian leaders in that they lie often and are full of BS. They maneuver for their own advantage and to others disadvantage. And they are allowed to do things that all others can not. To be fair most politicians in most nations lie to their own advantage.

If only there was a better way.

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Mr.Abe is a troublemaker, his proposal is unfeasible and unconstructuve unless he want to cause a tension between China and the Kishida govt.

-14 ( +1 / -15 )

China should be honest and just say that it does not want a nuclear armed Japan because it would be an obstacle to China's goal of regional hegemony, making it harder for China to bully smaller Asian nations. In addition to the United States.

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Japan should build Nukes for peace an US can’t b trusted see what is happening in Ukraine build A nuke its the only way for peace with commis like China NK n Russia plain n simple rite now Nuke for peace not destruction n for little h emperors a nuke will make them join shaolin temple n the peace will b there for a long time

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If China asks not to do, then it is time to do and do real soon!!!

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Mom Why they tell me not do this and that while they do this and that?

My daughter would ask me so often.

I might start believing the level of civilization DOES EXIST after this official statement.

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China is massively expanding the number of launcher silos it has as we speak, there were satellite photos of the new construction a couple of months ago.

This is hypocrisy on the grandest scale.

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Xi's increased belligerency towards its neighbors makes the issue of nuclear weapons a necessary topic. China has hundreds of nuclear weapons, and has demonstrated a willingness to attack those closest to it.

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Hypocrisy on a monumental scale!

So situation normal for the leadership of China.

Not sure what Abe is proposing is necessarily a good idea but ultimately a country that is building a massive nuclear arsenal has no right to say anything, it’s for the people of Japan to decide.

Strongly suggest that Wang and China be told to wind their necks back in!

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Surely China is not interfering in a domestic Japanese issue? I mean when Japan says anything about "internal" Chinese issues they are normally told to butt out, do not interfere. I am sure the comment was misconstrued and China never actually made any comment at all.

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China logic, Japan here's the deal, we both need to eat, we have one dog to share, we will take the meat and you make due with the bones we will give you!!!

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Japan's so called "three non-nuclear principles" are supreme principles that former Prime Minister Eisaku Sato struck home every nation should emulate. Partly because of this Sato was conferred Nobel Peace Prize in 1974.

But these principles would be non-starters after all. They are virtually nonexistent today. In the course of negotiations for Okinawa's reversion to Japan, at the request of the U.S., Sato rescinded these sublime principles himself and secretly agreed with Nixon that the U.S. would be entitled to bring nuclear weapons to Okinawa in an emergency and have its nuclear weapons to freely pass through it.

Today, U.S. nuclear submarines frequently make port calls to White Beach Naval Base in Okinawa, and by extension, I think, Yokosuka in mainland Japan is home to the U.S. Seventh Fleet that includes the nuclear carrier CVN76 Ronald Reagan. 

 

Deception piles upon deception when bilateral security problems come into play.

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All Japan has to do is to point to satellite imagery of the three big ICBM fields the Chinese are building in their northwest and tell the Chinese if they stop building those and stop threatening to take the Senkaku Islands then they can talk about Japan not having a nuclear weapon sharing agreement with the US.

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Today, U.S. nuclear submarines frequently make port calls to White Beach Naval Base in Okinawa, and by extension, I think, Yokosuka in mainland Japan is home to the U.S. Seventh Fleet that includes the nuclear carrier CVN76 Ronald Reagan. 

Right now only the SSBNs deploy with nuclear weapons on them. If they make a port call anywhere in the Pacific outside of their home port it would be very occasionally at Guam. The US hasn't operated SSBNs from Holy Loch since the great range of the current Trident Missile made such forward basing unnecessary. An SSN would not carry any nuclear weapons today, nor would a CVN. The Navy withdrew the last nuclear Tomahawk over ten years ago. The US stopped deploying surface ships and aircraft carriers with tactical nuclear weapons shortly after the conclusion of the Cold War.

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China urges Japan to uphold non-nuclear principles

Sorry, isn't it another Chinese joke? I am not so familiar...

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It is generally believed that Japan and the U.S. had struck a secret agreement immediately before 1972 that the U.S. could bring nuclear arsenal to Japan in exchange for Okinawa's reversion to Japan. But the entry in Wikipedia for Masayoshi Ohira, 68th-69th Prime Minister, tells a story.

It tells that Edwin Reischauer, then U.S. Ambassador to Japan, told Ohira, then Foreign Affairs Minister, in April 1963, that the two countries had already secretly agreed that the U.S. could bring nuclear arsenal to Japan albeit subject to prior consultations.

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It is generally believed that Japan and the U.S. had struck a secret agreement immediately before 1972 that the U.S. could bring nuclear arsenal to Japan in exchange for Okinawa's reversion to Japan. But the entry in Wikipedia for Masayoshi Ohira, 68th-69th Prime Minister, tells a different  story.

It tells that Edwin Reischauer, then U.S. Ambassador to Japan, told Ohira, then Foreign Affairs Minister, in April 1963, that the two countries had already secretly agreed that the U.S. could bring nuclear arsenal to Japan with impunity albeit being subject to prior consultation.

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The fact that Japan is under the nuclear umbrella of the U.S. and also that it won’t ratify Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) attest that Japan’s three non-nuclear principles are farce and virtually nonexistence.

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Kishida says Japan won't seek nuclear sharing with U.S.

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022/02/523fce75f78a-kishida-says...

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