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Japan wants to take lead for G7 statement on Hong Kong: Abe

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Really? But Abe san has been so silent on the matter so far. Is he just thinking of what to say?

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Precisely. He wants to take the lead to try to tone down the statement and reduce offence to China. You can imagine the statement Trump will push for.

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I am very concerned that Abe is leading Japan toward a war.

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Considering the historical good relations that Japan maintains with China I think Japan is in a perfect position to take the lead on this issue.

Irony off: I do hope the G7 have a bit more sense than letting Japan spill more oil into the flames.

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Trump: Sit boy.

Abe: Yes master.

Trump: not there, your blocking my view. Somewhere near that ugly curtain at the back.

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PLs abe, take care of yr own problems in japan and the japanese first. U are wasting precious tax payers money and time.

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Hang on a second... hasn't Japan avoided saying anything on the matter, instead saying they don't share the opinions of the US and others on Hong Kong, but side with China? Japan also refuses to recognise Taiwan as an independent nation and lists it as being part of China.

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Japan does know that China imposes forced detention and imprisonment without trial on its citizens?

Abe is happy with that is he?

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Those countries which value freedom and democracy are naturally saddened by what China is doing to Hong Kong, but what can anyone do about it? No one wants to go to war to prevent Beijing from taking back Hong Kong, even if it is a sad day for the people of that area. I think the world was hoping that Beijing would show more restraint, but that is obviously not what is happening.

On the subject of the G7 (the U.S., Japan, Germany, UK, France, Italy, and Canada), how did it come about, and why are China, India, and Brazil not in the organization? All of them have larger GDPs than Canada, and South Korea's GDP is only slightly smaller than Canada's. As for Russia, their economy is smaller than Sout Koreas's and mostly dependent on the sale of petroleum. I see no reason to include them in economic considerations, given that their economy is contracting, and likely to continue to do so until Putin is gone.

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