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Japan, China begin maritime talks to avoid accidental clashes

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Abe lost golden opportunity 5 years ago when he became PM. He could reverse the situation then but he disappointed the world. Abe still has the chance to clearly and publicly announce that Japan would put aside the dispute with China and put forward the agenda to have a totally harmonic relationship with China in the new century. Japan and China is wife and husband, how come they don't meet in 5 years even for one night?

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Thanks god, at least some people gain some sane.

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This is all a charade.

What is there to talk about when Abe says their is no territorial dispute in the Senkakus/Tiauyutai/ Diauyu rocks?

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Xi Jinping lost golden opportunity 5 years ago when he became President of the PRC. He could reverse the situation then but he disappointed the world. Xi still has the chance to clearly and publicly announce that he would put aside the dispute with Japan, stop escalating tensions, respect international waters as well as national sovereignty in the East and South China seas,  and put forward the agenda to have a totally harmonic relationship with Japan in the new century.

FIFY... Lets put blame where blame is due.

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Let us blame the past. If Japan hadn't annexed Ryukyu Kingdom, if Japan hadn't invaded neighbors, then much of the disputes today wouldn't be disputes at all. When Mr Deng visited Japan in 1978, he was asked the question of Senkaku by Japanese press. He said that let future generation to resolve it because they perhaps are better than his generation. Abe was already born in 1978 and he should know this very well. In 2012, China didn't initiate the conflict. In fact Chinese leader explicitly asked Japanese leaders not to nationalize the Islands. Why would Japanese govt do it beyond my knowledge, why would Abe refuse to recognize the dispute is beyond my belief.

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mulanToday 03:17 am JSTLet us blame the past. If Japan hadn't annexed Ryukyu Kingdom, if Japan hadn't invaded neighbors, then much of the disputes today wouldn't be disputes at all.

China got back everything they lost to Japan in the Sino-Japanese War of 1884/85 and The second Sino-Japanese War 1931-1945. The only reason there is any dispute is because China now wants more than what it had before.

When Mr Deng visited Japan in 1978, he was asked the question of Senkaku by Japanese press. He said that let future generation to resolve it because they perhaps are better than his generation.

Deng Xiao Ping also begged Japan for economic assistance, leading to the first Japanese factory in China and the issuance of the Reaffirmation of the 1972 Sino-Japanese Treaty of Friendship.

Abe was already born in 1978 and he should know this very well. In 2012, China didn't initiate the conflict. In fact Chinese leader explicitly asked Japanese leaders not to nationalize the Islands. Why would Japanese govt do it beyond my knowledge, why would Abe refuse to recognize the dispute is beyond my belief.

Nationalized the islands? There are 5 islands in the Senkaku chain. One of the islands has ALWAYS been and continues to be owned by the Japanese government. In fact the U.S. use to use it for live bombing practice. Are you saying the U.S. was bombing Chinese territory? Funny China never complained. The Two islands that China whines got "nationalized" were PURCHASED by the Japanese government from their JAPANESE civilian owners. Nothing changed, they were Japanese islands before the purchase.

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US bombed a lot places. That doesn't make them Japanese territory. After war, US and China had agreement. At the time, US was in charge of administrating the Islands. US should return them back to China. In fact, US did intend to return them back to China. In fact, US still doesn't recognize them as part of Japanese territory, even today at this moment.

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And what about all those letters and maps in China recognizing them as Japanese going back 100 years.

The Party might be able to burn every book and map and re-write history on the mainland, unfortunately there are too many copies already scattered across the globe to discredit their ridiculous claims with.

The U.S. government has made it clear that the Senkaku Islands have been under the administration of the Government of Japan since their reversion to Japan as part of the Okinawa reversion in 1972 and that the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty applies to the Senkaku Islands.

Give it a break.

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I doubt China are really interested in "talks" they are war-mongers who are looking to take whatever they want from anyone they want.

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Hammerhead for the win!

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