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Other officials, such as Foreign Minister Wang Yi, also stress that China will fiercely defend territory it considers its own, but insist the country poses no threat to others.

Yeah sure we believe you, as we read of your skirmishes with Vietnamese, Philippine and Japanese in the surrounding oceans.

China the passive aggressor ..............................

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Japan and China are taking part in joint military exercises with the U.S. off the coast of Hawaii.

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if Abe was Chinese hed sound exactly like that...

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let the arms race begin, itll be China vs Phillipines, Vietnam, Japan, USA, Taiwan & SK. I dont like Chinas chances in the long term

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China's Xi calls for stronger frontier defenses

Translation, get ready for the possibility of Communist China using more force to take what isn't theirs.

Communist China is edging Asia and the world to another World War with their aggressive invasion of their neighbor's territories.

How does the new map look like to you guys?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/06/27/could-this-map-of-china-start-a-war/

boweevilJun. 28, 2014 - 04:37PM JST if Abe was Chinese hed sound exactly like that

This has nothing to do with Prime Minister Abe and isn't using flimsy ancient maps to make his claims.

wtfjapanJun. 28, 2014 - 05:14PM JST let the arms race begin, itll be China vs Phillipines, Vietnam, Japan, USA, Taiwan & SK. I dont like Chinas chances in the long term

The arms race began 14 years ago when Communist China started to build up it forces. Everyone has just started to catch up.

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JoeBigs: You sound like the old Cold War propaganda films, playing on fears from the communist threat, lol. Both Japan and China's leaders are guilty of escalating these tensions, you are too blinded with hatred or national pride to see it. Your solution to China's military build up, is to do the very same thing?? I won't support the actions of either country but you seemed to have forgot that Japan HAS invaded China, while China has never invaded Japan. There will be no military solution to these issues, more guns, bombs and missiles are NOT the answer.

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Gee how do you sleep at night, with one eye open I guess. Ya shit yourself if you answered the door and found a Chinese guy standing there?

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Is an abyss mixed with a chasm an 'abysm'?

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Xi is telling his nation it needs stronger defenses as it may face repercussions for its provocation and unlawfully claiming territory it has no title to, in fact admitting to doing the latter. His views and rhetoric are perforated.

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A few interpretations on the statements: Its amazing how close this rhetorical outburst come to the ones used by Europeans nations a 100 years ago and of course Hitlers Germany in the 1930:s? Obviously Xi is using national sentiments to build his political power. Does he realize what kind of "political animals" may find a growing potential from such a policy and political climate? One aspect of such a policy is that the relationship to other countries should be interpreted as the others as historical abusers and potential aggressors. Interesting way for a beginning superpower to take responsibility and build peaceful relationships for the future. I wonder if it is possible to read the statements as: Lets make sure no one else can hurt us and that we can flatten everyone else. If so they should consider the fact that such statements are common for deeply insecure teens, not very different from school-yard shooters.

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Stuart haywardJun. 28, 2014 - 06:26PM JST JoeBigs: You sound like the old Cold War propaganda films, playing on fears from the communist threat, lol.

The difference between what I am saying and what folks who promote propaganda is that they promote bunk that has zero facts to back it up. While I can back up everything I say with facts.

Get the difference?

Claiming something you don't agree with as propaganda is simple, proving it wrong is hard when it is based on facts.

Stuart haywardJun. 28, 2014 - 06:26PM JST Both Japan and China's leaders are guilty of escalating these tensions, you are too blinded with hatred or national pride to see it.

Blinded by hatred? No my dear lad, far from it I have facts and personal experience behind everything I say. You see, I was born in a Communist country and I spent my early childhood seeing what Communism has to offer.

Stuart haywardJun. 28, 2014 - 06:26PM JST Your solution to China's military build up, is to do the very same thing??

How do you face a bully? Do you had him a flower and hope for the best? No, you face him with all the ire you can muster and you fight him. If you give into a bully he will always come back for more.

Communist China is a bully trying to hide itself in the cloak of a victim.

Stuart haywardJun. 28, 2014 - 06:26PM JST I won't support the actions of either country but you seemed to have forgot that Japan HAS invaded China, while China has never invaded Japan. There will be no military solution to these issues, more guns, bombs and missiles are NOT the answer.

History lesson, China tried to invade Japan in 1274 and 1281, then in 1894 China (known as the Qing Dynasty) went to war with Japan for dominance of the region. Japan was expected to lose the war because the Qing Dynasty's Navy was considered the most modern Navy and army in Asia, but after the first Sino Japan war was over, the Qing Dynasty was no more.

Remember, Communist China's premise for their present day regional aggressions are based on their belief that in the passed those nations were tributary states to China so today they have to be the same.

Try to find some books on the first Sino-Japan war and you may find some commonality with what is happening today.

I have a few good books and if you ask I will give you their names. Books are great tools to discovering the past.

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History lesson is that China has never invaded Japan, but Japan invaded China killing 30 million of its people.

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China is CLEARLY a clear & present danger! Yeah sure abe is a putz but China is already acting out & has & continues to massively increase its military & is much more dangerous.

Seems to me this is becoming pretty easy to understand wrt China, we can pay NOW or pay MUCH MORE later, China is pretty messed up, it should have no problem prospering in current times but seems hell bent on conflict, she must be damned scared out its own people to be going down this road!

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A few nobs at the top need loosening.

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zichiJun. 28, 2014 - 10:16PM JST History lesson is that China has never invaded Japan, but Japan invaded China killing 30 million of its people.

Are you claiming that the Yuan dynasty never tried to invade Japan two times?

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JoeBigs

Are you claiming that the Yuan dynasty never tried to invade Japan two times?

You try to take historical insanity to a new level. The Yuan Dynasty was 1271–1368 more than 700 years, and yes even that far back they failed to invade Japan.

But less than 100 years ago Japan controlled Korea and invaded China killing 30 million of its citizens, some with brutal and barbaric means.

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So I guess now China has to make up for its history of being poked and prodded?

Well in that case... All I gotta say is:

"Thanks Western Emperialism for all the hard work building empires around the globe and sticking your flags all over the place like the way a dog marks stop signs. You've really managed to shape a 21st century full of spite and revenge"

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Blah, blah, etc.

China yawn

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Other officials, such as Foreign Minister Wang Yi, also stress that China will fiercely defend territory it >considers its own, but insist the country poses no threat to others.

Interesting to say the least, considering they consider others territories also their own.

China’s Communist Party leaders have for decades stressed that under their leadership that began in 1949 the >country finally overcame more than a century of humiliation by outside powers dating back to the Opium Wars >of the 19th century.

So are they going to go after all those who invaded them or only the ones that have had a pacifist constitution for the last 60-70 years (typical bully behavior)

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Just remember in all of this, China only has the power at the moment to pick fights in the East and South China Seas, and their Southern borders...

they can't get back at England and France, or anyone much further than the Philippines. And they definitely wouldn't stand a chance trying to settle the score on Americas shores for their skirmishes with China. Can you even imagine how fast that fight would be over?

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CruisinJapan

Much agreed and I believe we're all aware of that. That's why it's called bully behavior.

The nationalistic-tinged comments reported by Xinhua are Xi’s latest calling for a tougher military stance

Note that they have conveniently forgotten their principle of "peaceful rise". Talk about selective memory...

http://thediplomat.com/2014/06/reflecting-on-chinas-five-principles-60-years-later/

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For a nation that has been so humiliated in modern history, robbed and plundered; territories carved away and treasures stolen, is it so wrong to make sure that her defenses can stand up to future threats? The western powers and Japan have been imposing their wills on China and even after the 2WW have been writing their rules when China was in no position to protest. Now that China is stronger, she has all the right to rewrite those unfair rules! Good for China.

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zichiJun. 28, 2014 - 04:31PM JST Japan and China are taking part in joint military exercises with the U.S. off the coast of Hawaii.

Japan is a US ally, China is not, Last year Russia was invited to the Rimpac exercises. Rimpac exercises are a multinational exercise designed for cooperation in maintaining freedom of navigation, not based on bilateral security agreements. The United Stafes and Japan train together with North Korea and China as the adversary. Chinas conducts training with the United States as the adversary. . "Twenty-two nations, 49 surface ships, 6 submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate. Units from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the People’s Republic of China, Peru, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of the Philippines, Singapore, Tonga, the United Kingdom and the United States will participate. RIMPAC is a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans."

zichiJun. 28, 2014 - 10:16PM JST History lesson is that China has never invaded Japan, but Japan invaded China killing 30 million of its people.

China attempted to invade Japan twice unsuccessfully in the 1200s. So your statement is wrong. That it was a long time ago does not diminish the historical fact. China whines about WWII 70 years, but it's troops were killing American and other UN soldiers just 63 years ago. Total WWII military deaths for China are 3-4,000,000. The total military and civilian estimates are 20,000,000, second to the USSR in casualties. http://www.nationalww2museum.org/learn/education/for-students/ww2-history/ww2-by-the-numbers/world-wide-deaths.html

Mao Zhe Dong, founder of the PRC -"CHINA" is attributed with a record breaking 49-78,000,000 deaths. http://www.scaruffi.com/politics/dictat.html

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Asian2014

As a person of Asian (actually Chinese) ancestry I sympathize.

The western powers and Japan have been imposing their wills on China and even after the 2WW have been >writing their rules when China was in no position to protest

I just don't think, in that perspective, that picking on your Asian neighbors, including Japan is the way to go about it. In my view, the Japanese's real sin was to believe that even as Asians, they could stand on equal footing with the Western powers.

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pains me that mighty countries like japan are used by USA. A strong asia is made up of china and japan

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The Republic of China have never invaded Japan which invaded China killing more than 30 million people often by brutal and barbaric means including as and biological weapons, mass executions, human experiments. Small children and babies were also brutally killed.

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zichiJun. 29, 2014 - 05:27AM JST The Republic of China have never invaded Japan

You are correct on that point. And post-1945 Japan has never invaded The Republic of China either. The Empire of Japan did and that government ended in 1945.

which invaded China killing more than 30 million people

I showed you links which say 20 million of which 4 million were soldiers, How about supporting this 30 million?

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President Xi Jinping said China should strengthen its frontier defenses on land and sea,

The only problem is that the frontier, in his view, is all the land and sea occupied by other countries.

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Xi Jinping: You are a moron. China seems to be obsessed with appearing strong, but strength doesn't make someone great, it makes them a tyrant. We're already seeing China as tyrannical, thanks to the way they invade and occupy their neighbours, and claim ownership of everything they set their sights on. Enough is enough China: if you want respect, you have to earn it. Fear and respect are not the same thing, and they never will be.

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You sound like the old Cold War propaganda films, playing on fears from the communist threat, lol. Both Japan and China's leaders are guilty of escalating these tensions, you are too blinded with hatred or national pride to see it.

That's a wilfully naive sentence at best. Open your eyes up to what's actually happening in the South China Sea. It's more than just talk from China. China is physically grabbing land and building on it. BIG difference between China and Japan.

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LeChat

Totally agree. After Japan had 'impressed' the West by defeating China (1895-96) and Russia (1904-05), England was full of praise for Japan. Japan even declared war on Germany in WWI due to their alliance with England. But as Japan tried to be more and more like other colonizers, the West realized Japan was becoming too dangerous and powerful. The West still thought about the threat of 'the Yellow peril'. So trade embargoes were put in place to squeeze Japan and the rest is history.

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China and Japan are both pots calling the other kettle black. The difference is one was invaded and the other the invader. The US is now realizing the communism in China is liveable with and as the politics in China slowly evolves and the US finds palatable, the desire to nanny Japan will diminish. The US is the strongest country on earth. When they really begin to work together with China militarily, the world can spend less on military spending. Japan on the other hand will agititate for a position in the world!

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@Asian

True enough. I fear for Japan the day the US wakes up and realizes she would benefit enormously by an alliance with China.

Japan needs to start building ties with other countries in Asia. America's not going to be holding her hand when it's not in America's interests.

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Only those who are too young to remember history after the Korean War can even conceive of a "alliance" between the United States and the PRC dictatorship (Communist China).

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@Ossan

America's foreign policy, like that of the vast majority of nations is based on practicalities and self-interest.

If America can deal with the horrendous regime in Saudi Arabia, she can stomach a deal with China if she perceives it's to her advantage, whether militarily or economically.

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The US protects Saudi Arabia, Brunei and Thailand and will cosy up to them so long as it serves US interest. It is only practical and logical. As China builds with the EU, Africa, Latin America, Russia, India and SK and Japan, the US will not be stupid to fight China. They may not get to bed together, but hugs and kisses are okay. The day when the US and China can work together as partners, Asia will be a great place to be. China will continue to work with the EU and the US economically and soon Japan will not be the 3rd largest economy. Japan can of course cosy up to the Philippines and Vietnam. However after the economic fallout in Vietnam after the incidents in Vietnam, Vietnam is working closely with China again.

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The trigger for the war was when, in 1950, Syngman Rhee boasted that he was going to attack North Korea. It was a good enough excuse – the North Koreans invaded South Korea. This started the actual fighting. Rhee made a self-incriminating statement when he said to U.S. News & World Report in August 1954, "We started this fight in the first place in the hope that Communist would be destroyed."

At the outbreak of the Korean War, Syngman Rhee carried out mass executions of hos own people, killing more than 100,000 people which were recently discovered in 5-6 mass graves. The U.S, military knew it was happening and even witnessed and photographed some of the killings. Some put the executions at 200,000? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/southkorea/1984746/Death-squads-and-mass-graves-the-full-horror-of-the-Korean-War-finally-unearthed.html

Declassified top-secret documents from the U.S. National Archives indicate that U.S. officials at the apex of power in the Pentagon and State Department had full knowledge of the atrocities, but did nothing to stop them. http://www.japanfocus.org/-J_S_-Chang/2827

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It is always the same old tired story with Fascist Red China: they can't give over the past, even that which allegedly took place in ancient times. It is their old tired desperation to rattle their tin swords of nationalism, when they have growing domestic problems, such as their people wanting decent wages, medical care, and more freedom. The bottom line is that their leaders are hollow men with no ideas, that any major war with Japan, South Korea, India, would bring in the U.S. and the European allies, which would mean a nuclear holocaust that would be the last war and the last of humanities existence. Only if Fascist Red China is willing to commit suicide....

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If China had a strong military defense in the past century, the people of Asia will not be involved in the WW2. It is ridiculous that the one caused disastors to others to blame other to have a strong defense, and even more ridiculous is that the same nation is going to step into the so-called collective self-defense and for the sack of peace!

Is there any other things more ridiculous than this?

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Xi, true to his form, is a reformist. It was Deng, Li, Jiang who advocated for economic reforms while downplaying military modernization that saw China's military in a 2 decades stagnation. That part, everyone is clear about.

I think China would've continued to have this policy if the Iraq wars never happened. But problem is, they did and China saw how a modern military can decimate a then capable Iraqi military in 91. It was like shooting fish in a barrel type of domination. That was the wake up call that without military modernization, China will ultimate end up like the middle east being carved up if not buy western powers, then by Russia.

The change happened when the Boris the drunk went down and Russia went into a reset. That gave China the opportunity to modernize its military efficiently, quickly, and at a very low cost due to the mass exodus of brilliant Russian scientists looking for a payday. Also Russia needed buyers of their military in order to keep the war machine going and the jobs filled. China took the opportunity of a lifetime and capitalized.

That's when all of China's neighbors, including Japan started to pay attention when the first Russian destroyers and Su-27 fighters started appearing in China. And when the first batch of domestic modern fighters were made in China, guess what happens, Diaoyu/Senkaku became a hotspot when Ishihara started his rhetorics and Koizumi had his frequent Yasukuni visits. What did Vietnam and Philippines do? Philippines not so much. But Vietnam had started offshore platforms en mass and started fortifying its disputed islands in SCS.

These events are not a coincident. Everyone saw China coming and knew where the disputed regions and events are. They knew because China had claimed these things for decades. It was just too weak to do anything about them.

Every significant nation in the world knows about these disputes. And most in the regions had been preparing for a showdown. They expected a weak China without much military power or a national will to directly confronts its neighbors on these territorial and historical disputes. They were right until Xi came along.

He didn't get appointed as leader of China based on a dove policy. His a hawk, same as his father. Same as the PLA that supported him since his father's time. Even before him getting appointed as top dog in China, he already hinted that China will retake what's "its" no matter what. The fact that he can say that means China already has the resources, softwares, hardwares, and the national willingness to mount a national campaign to take back its lost grounds.

Meaning China is ready to shut off Japan and US if it comes to that and take what's "its". I think that message was clear to Obama when Xi visited with him in Palm Springs. And China sees through US completely that US does not possess the ability to interfere in a serious way into Southeast Asia. The fact that no one is talking about the ADIZ is already clear. And the fact that China doesn't even care about the currency manipulation with objection by US is another clarity.

So if China knows where it stands and the power it can wield, what makes you think China cares one bit about what Japan or the entire ASEAN does? This is bully ball. And its working out just great for China. They even secured the most thorny issue of the shift from dirty energy to clean energy by signing the Russian natural gas deal.

China is set. It doesn't have to worry that much about energy for the next 30 years since the deal was down in Yuan. It's separating itself from the USD dependency and will eventually sellout the T-bonds and use that as its own strategic reserves in gold or oil. Its set. And with US loosening its oil export regulations, China will become one of US's biggest customer in sweet and sour crude.

Meaning the relationship between US and China is ONLY going to get bigger and stronger. You even see Chinese firms investing in the South and Southeast in US en mass. Over 10 billions invested just the past year alone creating thousands of jobs in those states such as N and S Carolina, Miss., Alabama, Louisiana...etc. This nexus isn't going to slow down and isn't going anywhere.

Xi understood this. Obama, the democrats and republicans also understood this. So long as US does not interfere with China's national interest, China can and will supplant any US's ally's support to US. Meaning if China allows US to continue to call the shots in the Pacifics, US will turn a blind eye on China's "reclamation" on its own perceived "lost territories".

This is clear as day. If you can see or understand that, you should start doing it and pay more attention to it.

The Article 9 support by US is all about this. It is US that wants Japan to contribute in a meaningful way and get it to taste a little bit on what regional conflicts means in terms of military and economic sacrifices.

Then, let's see how the Japanese public will react when men dies, inflation rises, deficit rises, and taxation rises. There's an example of that in US. Not a pretty sight. That's where Japan will be heading for sure. Don't forget, Afghanistan and Iraq dragged US in the mud for an entire decade. What will a country like China do to Japan if Japan started to mess around in the ECS and SCS.

You think this is some game you're playing or some keyboard warrior opining?

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Here we go again! Crying wolf…blablabla…

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JoeBigs: Facts? Lol, your so called facts actually show that China NEVER successfully invaded Japan. But it IS a FACT that Japan invaded China. 2nd. Comparing (how to handle a bully) to responding to a country that is NOT attacking us, is quite a stretch, to say the least. If fact most examples show that everywhere that the military industrial complex expands, violence escalates, not the other way around. Though you say you're ready for war with China and you promote that action, Im sure you would be last in line to actually fight. China FACTUALLY is not attacking us so to fight for peace would be like screwing for verginity.

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lucabrasiJun. 29, 2014 - 12:41PM JST @Ossan America's foreign policy, like that of the vast majority of nations is based on practicalities and self-interest. If America can deal with the horrendous regime in Saudi Arabia, she can stomach a deal with China if she perceives >it's to her advantage, whether militarily or economically.

You obviously haven't been around in the 70s and 80s. The United States certainly supported and arguably supports governments that are or are close to dictatorships. Our support of South Korea in the 60s, several South American countries in the 70s fall into that category. However the U.S. has never supported a communist country and until the CCP is ousted from power, that will never change. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_support_of_authoritarian_regimes

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Highball7 puts it very well. Our former PM Lee Kuan Yew calls Xi the Mandela of Asia after reading his biography and talking to him. Xi knows that a very strong China is useless if China implodes internally. He therefore sets out to weed out corruption and abuse of power. Farmers now pay no taxes and have very affordable medical care. Agriculture is progressing at an astounding rate as the government tackles pollution, education, employment and builds on infrastructure. China knows that these have to be balanced with a very strong military so that China will not kowtow to others again and suffer great humiliation. Because of developments in China, practically every super rich overseas Chinese is in China for business, building schools and hospitals, and investing. These include those from the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, other ASEAN nations and Taiwan, US, EU, Latin America etc.. The US monitors every detail and in the next 10 years will engage China positively like never before. Japan too knows all these and that is why she is doing what she is doing. The 20th century belonged to Japan because China was in shambles for a hundred years till the 70s. The 100 years from the 70s is a totally different story. As our PM very intelligently puts, " Japan will simply stroll into....."

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The true nature of China's CCP regime is glaringly obvious. They have decided to kiss off any chance of gaining the respect needed to be looked upon as any kind of "leader" in Asia. It seems like he only country that hasn't learned from WWII is China. Anyone who actually believes that the United States will become subservient to this communist dictatorship is kidding themselves.

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China was on the “peaceful rise” track but even peaceful rise of a giant always concerns other powers. Japan won’t see Japan rise in anyway. USA fears a new competitor so it begins containment. All of this is before 2008. W Bush tried it with China until 911 happened and shifted his attention. China can peaceful rise if these powers let it but they don’t and that drives up nationalism in China and thus you have what you have today.

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China can peaceful rise if these powers let it but they don’t and that drives up nationalism in China and thus you have what you have today.

People would be more likely to let China rise peacefully, if China wasn't making land grabs all over the place. It's trying to claim the Senkaku/Daioyu, and it's trying to claim most of the South China Sea. These things make the world nervous, and China hasn't instilled enough goodwill for people to take a wait-and-see attitude on the matter. China only has itself to blame for people thinking the worst about it.

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Stuart haywardJun. 29, 2014 - 09:18PM JST JoeBigs: Facts? Lol, your so called facts actually show that China NEVER successfully invaded Japan. But it IS a FACT that Japan invaded China.

It appears that you have been offended by the facts I provided.

It is ludicrous to claim that China never successfully invaded Japan so that means they never invaded Japan. Did you know that on both attempts Yuan dynasty forces did land in Japan but were routed due to their size?

If I were to use your logic I could also claim that since Japan lost the war, then Japan has also never successfully invaded China.

Do you see how silly that sounds?

Stuart haywardJun. 29, 2014 - 09:18PM JST 2nd. Comparing (how to handle a bully) to responding to a country that is NOT attacking us, is quite a stretch, to say the least. If fact most examples show that everywhere that the military industrial complex expands, violence escalates, not the other way around.

Okay now, please by all means prove your point and provide some links or some books that backup you theory.

To back up my point I'll provide some more links on Communist China's bullying.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/view_from_chicago/2014/05/china_has_the_power_to_sink_vietnamese_boats_in_the_south_china_sea.html

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304858104579263811286245046

http://thediplomat.com/2014/05/why-are-chinas-neighbors-so-afraid-of-her/

Stuart haywardJun. 29, 2014 - 09:18PM JST Though you say you're ready for war with China and you promote that action, Im sure you would be last in line to actually fight. China FACTUALLY is not attacking us so to fight for peace would be like screwing for verginity.

Dear lad, unlike many I have served in the military, so trying to goad me with snide comments only belittles you. So instead let's try to keep this civil.

Now, as to your claim that if Japan were to capitulate to Communist China's demands that peace would be assured is a fanciful pipe dream.

First of all Communist China wants Japan not resist anything Communist China does in the East and South China sea.

http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/east-asia/story/china-wants-japan-stay-out-south-china-sea-disputes-20140523

http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/michael-j-totten/battle-south-china-sea

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/313432b0-f78f-11e3-b2cf-00144feabdc0.html#axzz364o6Pvo4

http://csis.org/publication/chinas-push-south-china-sea-divides-region

Next, Communist China wants Japan's military spending to be reduced while Communist China continues to expand theirs.

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/10/28/china-and-the-us-japan-alliance/

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/17/japan-increases-defence-budget-tensions-china

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/12/china-lashes-out-at-japan-defence-plans-20131221122014228193.html

If you allow someone to bully you and your friends then you aren't a true friend after all.

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To back up my point I'll provide some more links on Communist China's bullying.

Communist China does not exist, as China is not a communist state, no matter how much the PRC would like to brainwash people to believe otherwise.

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@ Joe bigs

'This has nothing to do with Prime Minister Abe...'

Don't bifurcate the issue. Rabid nationalism is rabid nationalism regardless of whether its flavored with duck sauce or wasabi.

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Joe bigs: how many times will you change the subject? You are supposed to show facts that prove an EMINATE THREAT OF ATTACK, you still haven't. Lol, first you claim to be an expert on communism because you were born in a communist country, now you claim to served in the military. Are you a communist?

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boweevilJun. 30, 2014 - 04:45PM JST @ Joe bigs 'This has nothing to do with Prime Minister Abe...' Don't bifurcate the issue. Rabid nationalism is rabid nationalism regardless of whether its flavored with duck sauce or >wasabi.

It is an established fact that China uses anti-Japan sentiment and perpetual harping on WWII, complete denial of the 1972/1978 Sino-Japanese Treaty of Friendship in it's diplomatic relations with Japan. It is also a fact that government orchestrated demonstrations in China have destroyed Japanese business', cars, etc. The world knows that China uses Nationalism as a means of keeping its population under control, and fueling it's military and territorial expansion that is considered the greatest threat to peace and stability in Asia. In Japan the nationalists drive around in black trucks with megaphones and annoy everyone around them who consider them a bunch of "wackjobs". Your comparison is ridiculous.

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China is arrogant and belligerent to think the world is going to continue to invest in their Country...

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@ ossanamerica

Sorry, you cant honestly tell me Japanese natinalism is preferrable to Chinese nationalism-or vice versus versa. You can lay out as many specific instances as you want on either side and there will always be a counter argument. China has behaved arrogantly to be sure. But I don't see anything humble about a governemnet thgat unconstitutionally changes its own constitution and enacts a secrets act against the wishes of a majority of its electorate, while simultaneously revising 20th century history into a narrative that sits comfortably with it.

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Ting ZhaoJun. 30, 2014 - 10:06AM JST China was on the “peaceful rise” track but even peaceful rise of a giant always concerns other powers. Japan won’t see Japan rise in anyway. USA fears a new competitor so it begins containment. All of this is before 2008. W Bush tried it with China until 911 happened and shifted his attention. China can peaceful rise if these powers let it but they don’t and that drives up nationalism in China and thus you have what you have today.

No, Communist China has been on an "Imperialist rise"and not a peaceful one. If it were on a peaceful rise they wouldn't have claimed 90% of the South China Sea and almost all of the East China Sea.

The peaceful path would have led them and their disputes with their neighbors before the ICJ or the UN. Or tried to settle those issues via diplomatic means.

But, rather than face the high possibility of defeat through those venues Communist China chose the other path, aggression and repression. Now, they created a new map that has raised the tensions of the region even further.

President Xi and his Imperial ambitions are leading Communist China on a very dangerous path. If he continues down this path he might be the last Communist ruler of China.

boweevilJun. 30, 2014 - 04:45PM JST Don't bifurcate the issue. Rabid nationalism is rabid nationalism regardless of whether its flavored with duck sauce or wasabi.

The article is about Communist China and President Xi his Imperial ambitions and not about Prime Minister Abe.

Stuart haywardJun. 30, 2014 - 04:49PM JST Joe bigs: how many times will you change the subject? You are supposed to show facts that prove an EMINATE THREAT OF ATTACK, you still haven't.

I have shown that Communist China is a threat to peace in Asia and Japan's actions are a direct reaction to that threat posed by Communist China. You know you can't disprove it and that is why you constantly keep trying to change the discussion.

Stuart haywardJun. 30, 2014 - 04:49PM JST Lol, first you claim to be an expert on communism because you were born in a communist country, now you claim to served in the military. Are you a communist?

I didn't claim to be an expert on Communism I said, "You see, I was born in a Communist country and I spent my early childhood seeing what Communism has to offer." if that makes me an expert, well then so be it. Now, as to your next accusation, my family immigrated to the United States, then at age 20 I joined the Navy and lastly no I am not a Communist. My turn, are you a Communist or a member of the Communist Party of China?

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@joe bigs

My point is that they are not dissimilair in terms of having a disconnect between their words and actions. They are no different in terms of their inability to compromise. I simply said 'If Abe were Chinese he'd be exactly Xi" which is essentially true. You chose to challenge me on it...so yes, there is an intertextuality when it comes to uncompromising Asian nationalists.

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