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deploy an official dedicated to monitoring Chinese governmental and business activities 

Tokyo embassy will be affiliated with the unit formally called the Office of China Coordination, which is believed to be staffed with 60 to 70 members.

Even being said "monitoring" basically spying on Chinese activities in Japan.

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The Chinese monitor Americans through refrigerators and balloons. It’s good they can monitor each other.

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I mean, at this point there should be an army of agents in every country of the world monitoring China on behalf of the US.

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One of thew few bipartisan politial views in the USA today; the real threat that China poses to not just the US but the entire world.

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The NSA spies on everyone in Japan already, why do they need more spies?

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They'll need to work a hell of a lot of overtime, trying to keep up with China's mind-boggling array of malignant activities.

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Alfie NoakesToday 07:32 am JST

The NSA spies on everyone in Japan already, why do they need more spies?

Sounds like another reason not to have dark age cybersecurity.

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Strategically, it makes sense. Although I don't really think China poses much of a direct national security threat to the US, they certainly do engage in some rather dubious things over here in the land of the rising sun. As we are bound by duty to provide for Japan's national defense, this surely falls under that umbrella of commitment, so as an American I deem this acceptable.

Diplomats carrying out these specialized duties are known as regional China officers, a category launched during the previous administration under Donald Trump.

Sweet!

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Desperate good old US doesn't know what to do to stop the unstoppable growth of the world power China..

The biggest drama queen of the world is on fire, desperate, inconsolable and future defeated..

LOL

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The administration of President Joe Biden will deploy an official dedicated to monitoring Chinese governmental and business activities to the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo in July, State Department sources said Saturday.

The dispatch of such a specialized China watcher to the embassy is part of the Biden administration's efforts to reinforce intelligence gathering, according to the sources.

Wow. That clearly reads like a Democrat Party PR piece. Not a work of objective journalism.

We don't have such an official at our Tokyo embassy already?

This seems conveniently timed ahead of the upcoming election.

You know, to make Biden appear to be "getting tough with China" and all that phoney-baloney.

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Desperate good old US doesn't know what to do to stop the unstoppable growth of the world power China..

Actually, China is doing that to itself.

China's economic growth is likely to slow to 4.6% in 2024, and cool further to 4.5% in 2025, a Reuters poll showed, raising the heat on policymakers to roll out more stimulus measures amid deflationary pressures and a severe property slump.

-WSJ

The biggest drama queen of the world is on fire, desperate, inconsolable and future defeated..

And if the U.S. losses, China does as well because no other country has to power to purchase all of their cheap, fake stuff by the billions.

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And these are the same people that want China to take their position on Ukraine.

Beijing understands the turncoat-nature of the relentless threats from the US.

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Remember, China brought this all on itself.

If you want respect in the international community, you have to earn respect from other countries instead of playing economic bullying games and infringing on the territories of neighboring countries.

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The most serious threat to the US is right wing politicians,China is not priority for me,China constitute no threat to the average American life

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The most serious threat to the US is right wing politicians,China is not priority for me,

Maybe not for you, but for the Pacific region it does.

China constitute no threat to the average American life

Then I would suggest you pay more close attention to the news because you’re wrong.

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