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Japan, the United States, Australia and India are seeking to underscore respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine

They would need to alter their stance on China. They would need to make it a one China, one Taiwan policy.

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quote: respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity.

So presumably, what China does to its ethnic minority groups domestically would be no business of anyone's but China.

And your internet will end at your borders, controlled, censored and monitored by your government.

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Respect for sovereignty? What a shame it didn't apply to Pakistan and the interference which led to the temporary downfall of Imran Khan. If we go further back, we see that that respect was lacking toward Hong Kong, Thailand, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq and Libya. 800 military bases abroad is called respect for sovereignty? Gimme a break! India's wavering on this Quad and rightly so. Let's see if there's a 'foreign-backed' coup in Brazil when Lula about to win the election.

Respect for sovereignty? That's why ASEAN was summoned to USA a few days back? Most went just out of respect, but we all know ASEAN is fully aware of USA's tactics to use other countries. And most Latin American countries are NOT going to go to this Americas meeting in USA. Probably only Canada. Even Bolsonaro's Brazil is tired of USA's games and boycotting the meeting. All showing solidarity with Cuba, under decades of US-imposed sanctions. Ah, respect for sovereignty again. USA, wanting to have its cake AND eat it.

Hypocrisy is a terrible thing. This 'do as I say and not as I do' attitude linked to a colonialism and imperialism attitude which certain countries never shook off.

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Taiwan is already a sovereign, democratic country. The only reason it hasn’t been recognised internationally has been chinas bullying and bribery.

What China is doing internally is not a matter of sovereignty or territorial integrity (except in the case of the occupied country of Tibet, it is genocide.

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QUAD eyes highlighting respect for sovereignty:

They aim to underscore respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations. That seems laudable, only when it is sincerely implemented.

Else, just another fake promise intending to dupe others..

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Respect for sovereignty? That's why ASEAN was summoned to USA a few days back? Most went just out of respect, but we all know ASEAN is fully aware of USA's tactics to use other countries. And most Latin American countries are NOT going to go to this Americas meeting in USA. Probably only Canada. Even Bolsonaro's Brazil is tired of USA's games and boycotting the meeting. All showing solidarity with Cuba, under decades of US-imposed sanctions. Ah, respect for sovereignty again. USA, wanting to have its cake AND eat it.

Neither ASEAN nor the Latin American countries are remotely interested in the US's increasingly coercive and aggressive "diplomacy". The Asian countries just want to trade in peace while the South Americans have suffered through over 200 years of vicious imperialism from the north, and they've had enough.

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What a sham. They call for respect for sovereignty when they themselves don't respect the sovereignty of other nations.

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WASHINGTON

Japan, the United States, Australia and India are seeking to underscore respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations...

Except those that are in need of some democracy and regime change " as determined by the US.

How about practicing what you preach first?

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The US eyes highlighting respect for sovereignty..... But obviously excluding every country in south and central America, the Middle east, Africa and most of central Europe.

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The US has undermined the sovereignty of more countries than any other nation.... overtly, covertly and often without shame.

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Eisenhower authorized 104 covert operations on 4 continents, Burma, Indonesia,Guatemala and Iran had their government overthrown.

JFK was even better, 163 operations in just 3 years.

More recently we have Egypt, Libya, UKRAINE, every country in the Middle East ......

No country in the history of subverting sovereignty comes close to the US, but they lecture others... Laughable.

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"..seeking to underscore respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations..."

Let's start by closing all foreign military bases in any given country, and hold Israel accountable for Palestine occupation and its apartheid rule.

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respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations

Which is fairly meaningless without some kind of definition of how a nation is defined. The UN Charter talks of the self-determination of peoples. Is that not how Taiwan can be seen to have the right to declare itself as a nation? And should it not also apply to the people of Hong Kong, Tibet, Crimea, Donbas, Northern Ireland, Catalonia, etc.?

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So does Japan respect Chinese sovereignty on Diaoyu Islands and Russian sovereignty on Southern Kurils?

@englisc aspyrgend

Taiwan is already a sovereign, democratic country. The only reason it hasn’t been recognised internationally has been chinas bullying and bribery.

Ask Taiwan why they haven't given up claims on mainland China as well as Mongolia(Yup, Mongolia) then. At least CCP isn't crazy enough to claim Mongolia, but the ROC government in Taiwan does.

Their official name is the Republic of China, not Republic of Taiwan, that spans from Taiwan all the way to Mongolia and Tibet, Turkestan.

Taiwan is just as guilty of making outlandish territorial claims as China is and they won't let go.

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Ask Taiwan why they haven't given up claims on mainland China as well as Mongolia

Fair question. I think one reason Taiwan hasn't officially changed its various territorial statutes is that should it declare itself an independent state, it would fall foul of the PRC's anti-secession law, thus inviting invasion. I can't claim to know the opinions of Taiwan's people. My understanding is that opinion is varied, and that while there has been a general trend towards support for independence, there is also a pragmatic mindset that is reluctant to let hotheads take charge. (If life isn't so bad, why change? Slow and steady versus fast and furious.)

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