Key to success of Beijing Olympics lies in China-Japan relations

By Tomoyuki Tachikawa

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Dear Kentarogaijin,

Gave you upvote. I like your positive way of looking at things.

I want better relations myself. I was hopeful for a while. Before Xi came to power. Very hopeful for Japan-China relations, very hopeful for China itself going in the right direction. Since Xi came to power it keeps getting worse and worse. More and more strict and paranoid.

CCP is Not looking to Unite Asia, more like bully Asia. Bully India for no gains. Losing 1 Billion customers and app users.

Not keep promises to HongKong, making it less likely Taiwan will reunite with mainland by peace and not war.

Can't win over Tibet by peace.

Can't win over Mongolia by peace.

Vietnam a Communist brother they had wars with them and not very good relations either.

Phillipines Dutuerte president was very pro China, he wanted best relations with China. Phillipines is still getting bullied by China.

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Solution to cyberbullying : switch off your social media accounts. You've got to wonder how athletes 20 years ago managed without social media, those poor people.

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Good luck with that. The amount of cyber bullying Japanese athletes received from Chinese netizens this past Olympics is a harbinger of things to come in Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

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Me thinks that xinni the pooh and CCP thugs are gonna quiet down the rhetoric and silly actions until after the olympics. This is is to make the world think that they are nice and respectable.

the world is not that dumb

i hope nobody shows up: D

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I think Covid will still be a world problem and especially in China. China lies and locks down whole cities. What will happen to the Beijing games if whole cities get locked down with athletes from around the world in them?

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If Japan wants to boycott the Beijing Olympics so be it, nobody will care. The games will go ahead and Europeans, Canadians etc. will surely be there.

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Boycott the Genocide Games, 2022.

What Communist China is doing to Muslims is the worst genocide since Nazi Germany.

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Boycott the genocide games and stop feeding the communist menace.

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I doubt that China-Japan relations will get better because Japanese elites have doubled down on siding with the West against China. Taro Aso, Shinzo Abe, Nobuo Kishi and other loudmouths have designated China as an existential threat. These oyajis send their representatives around the world to bash China, while their media cooperate with Indian right-wingers to make jingoistic attacks against China-Russia. Additionally, Taro Kono led a round of American loyalists in the LDP to purge the followers of Toshihiro Nikai, who is reliable to China.


In response, China has begun fighting back as it recently supports Russian stances in the Kurils. The next action for China will be unilateral sanctions against the Japanese economy. Those Keiretsus definitely don't want this to happen soon.

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Boycott the genocide games and stop feeding the communist menace.

Of what good is it to boycott the olympics in Beijing while western and Japanese companies in pursuit of cheaper labor and profit continue to maintain factories in China, buy in China cheap and sell to the world.

Hypocrisy has no bounds

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The key to success doesn't include the United States?

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Another diplomatic source said China "does not want to hold a large-scale athlete festival only for Chinese people" and it expects "Japan will participate in the Beijing Games," adding Xi would try to avert friction with Japan before the events.

Kyodo Spin.

Making Japan look like a diplomatic heavy weight. China cares less of Japan

attending the olympics than the U.S.

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If the Tokyo example proves something would be that the key to success of Beijing Olympics is to completely ignore anything that is likely to go wrong and focus exclusively on profits for selected people.

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Xi let the cat out of the bag and now he is trying to put it back in to avoid a boycott of his games.

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Go go China!

Let this heal the rife between two great nations, China and Japan.

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Indeed, Chinese social media users have unleashed a new wave of hostility against Japanese athletes,

I believe these are the "wumao" hired by the PRC govt to manipulate their people and create continuous hatred to Japan and the "evil democratic socities"...

the chinese people i've met love Japanese culture and have no issues getting along with Japanese people... i've even been to a chinese person's home in Shenzhen with a big Yamato battleship kit displayed in his cabinet (yes with the rising sun flag on it)... times have changed and people have moved on.... media needs to quit this narrative...

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Much of the Chinese internet is calling for war with Japan, with many recommending taking over Okinawa and Hokkaido, not to mention some even calling for nuclear attacks. I don't see how China can improve ties with Japan given that circumstance. Even if the CCP wants to improve ties, it will lose support of its population if it dares to.

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As long as Japan isn't edged by the US, all is fine. Don't take the words of random internet crazies seriously.

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Key to success of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics lies in China-Japan relation:

Is it? Had China not given strong support to Japan in Tokyo 2020 that just ended successfully?

What is the problem now? Is someone still willfully instigating an imbecilic opposition to 2022 Beijing?

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On the one hand, I am deeply sorry to see the direction that the dictator, Xi, is taking China.

On the other hand, I hope that the 2022 Winter Olympics in China are a success, and a celebration of the human spirit.

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If the guy bullying his neighbours, regularly caught for cyber attacks and generally behaving in an anti-social manner holds a party, how many people would actually want to go?

I'd love to see a sporting event for democracies only.

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China can boycott Japan hosting "Asian Games" or similar sports events in retaliation!

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The key to success doesn't include the United States?

Yes, Japan's main issue with China is over territory like the Senkakus. Human rights issues with HK and Uighurs are unimportant here. It is Western countries who are speaking up about them.

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The key to success is nothing but US participation. If the US boycotts the Winter Olympics, to will be as memorable an event as the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

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Boycott Beijing 2022! Free Hong Kong!!!

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We should not be having the Olympics in China, who is guilty of genocide and the oppression of the the HK people, plus about a dozen other horrific aggressions against other countries.

I will not watch one minute of the Beijing Olympics and looking forward to the movement that is gaining momentum to boycotts against Beijing.

China needs to focus on taking accountability for the pandemic they created and start financially paying back the world. Not even an apology. Disgusting.

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The Chinese people only support what their government tells them to. They know if they say anything to thar isn’t aligned with the ccp, their social score will drop and they will disappear into a labor camp in a second.

Thats the life of living with an oppressive dictatorship.

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The only thing that matters will be China – US relations since Japan like some other countries will just do what big brother tells them to and as some may still remember the US did boycott Olympic games in the past. Without much success though since the only people they really hurt had been the Athletes that could not compete.

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I wonder how many foreign nationals who have spoken badly of the CCP online will be arrested entering China for the Olympics. I wouldn't go out of risk of being arrested for pointing out the genocide of the Uighurs, that Taiwan is an independent nation, and that they are staging a hostile takeover of the free nation of Hong Kong.

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I've also spoken lots of the massacre of students by the CCP at Tienanmen square in 1989, something the CCP covers up.

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China cares less of Japan attending the olympics than the U.S.

You do not understand the Chinese mind. The US and Japan boycotting the Winter Olympics in China would be taken as a huge loss of face and a major insult. The CCP is exquisitely sensitive to such matters as they are viewed by the CCP as challenges to their legitimacy. A boycott by the US, Australia, Japan and most of the EU would be seen by the CCP as a catastrophic challenge to their rule causing their leaders to be viewed with great shame at home. As such a boycott is probably the best thing the west could do.

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I will be disappointed when my nation participated in the Chinese Olympics, as they surely will.

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Just ask your government to break off diplomatic with China seen you hate China that much, don't be a hypocrite by shedding wolf tears.

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The key to the success of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics lies in how China-Japan ties will develop after the Tokyo Summer Games

Says who?

Doesn't China just do its own thing?

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Despite having different ideology, China and Japan can still be respectful to each other.

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I wonder how many foreign nationals who have spoken badly of the CCP online will be arrested entering China for the Olympics. I wouldn't go out of risk of being arrested for pointing out the genocide of the Uighurs, that Taiwan is an independent nation, and that they are staging a hostile takeover of the free nation of Hong Kong.

Interesting question but in the context of an Olympics I doubt China would want to go there. Nations would immediately halt travel if there were large scale arrests of the sort you mention. Lots of people would quickly cancel their travel plans as well, including I imagine many atheletes, and it would create a huge diplomatic problem for China. It would probably lead to a lot of nations boycotting more than just travel with China if a lot of their citizens were arrested for exercising their rights in their home countries.

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In Japan, ordinary citizens have become more unfavorable to China due largely to discomfort with Communist one-party rule and cyberbullying apparently by Chinese people against Japanese athletes during the Tokyo Olympics.

Ordinary citizens do not influence Japanese foreign policy.

Large Japanese conglomerates have the power to influence Japanese government policy and they do.

The Japanese business sector won’t give up trading and sending goods that are no longer made in Japan.

It’s all talk..

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The japanese business sector is smarter than the japanese government in this case. They can see the future.

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China. Irrelevant. Next topic please.

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Dear Japan and China:

Please be nice each other..

Accept your diferences..

Take the best from you and work togheter..

You can be good partners and friendly countries each other..

Don't let the jealousy, hypocresy, and the dirty historic interventionism from US and Europe ruin everything in Asia.. (as always)..

Asia for the Asians!!..

Why doesn't this person's ridiculous comments ever get moderated?

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Dear Japan and China:

Please be nice each other..

Sigh. Japan can bend over backwards being nice to China and it doesn't matter. The Chinese burn for revenge for WWII. Japan can never be nice enough to China. They want to see Japans cities leveled and the Japanese people subjugated. As long as the CCP remains in control of China there is nothing Japan can do to change this.

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