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Blinken meets Chinese VP as U.S.-China contacts increase ahead of possible summit

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Summit is welcome and necessary. But do not bring up Ukraine, the Russo - Ukraine war, Putin, these are absolutely not in agenda. China is very clear from day1, China supports Russia and Putin regardless of all reasons to against from the West.

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elephant200Today 06:36 am JST

Summit is welcome and necessary. But do not bring up Ukraine, the Russo - Ukraine war, Putin, these are absolutely not in agenda. China is very clear from day1, China supports Russia and Putin regardless of all reasons to against from the West.

They haven't been clear at all: their peace proposal was a generic mess. Also they have hardly stated they are anti-West as that would lose them the final shreds of respectability they have in Europe.

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The US should end strategic ambiguity over Taiwan. If China wants to blow up trade over it, then better sooner rather than later.

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The US should end strategic ambiguity over Taiwan..

Sure, recognizing China's sovereignty over its province of Taiwan and starting good and healthy trade relations with China, it is in the real interest of the US to have China as a friend..

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Blinken Blinked and cow tow

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@tokyo living?  real interest of the US to have China as a friend..

The US ruling caste need to keep their business ties with China to maintain their wealth, they and others in the 'west's ruling castes help further enrich China's ruling caste. China became a frienemy after USRepublicans Nixon and Kissinger found ways to further enrich the US and west's ruling caste. China's brand of state capitaliam matches well with the west's 'market capitalism'. And the planet pays the physical price for the capitalist's unchecked greed.

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Talk and having an open channel to avoid conflict is always good. The only problem is the Democrats and certain business dominated sections of the Republicans operate using decades old ideology and protocols that blind Freddy anticipates.

The Chinese, Russian, Iranian, NK etc. can see right through it all. Just look at the rinse n repeat of Russia invasion, NK sending rockets towards Japan, Chinese intimidating Taiwan, Iran kidnapping for ransom....it happened under Obama, and now it happens under Biden. So predictable.

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TokyoLivingToday 07:04 am JST

The US should end strategic ambiguity over Taiwan..

Sure, recognizing China's sovereignty over its province of Taiwan and starting good and healthy trade relations with China, it is in the real interest of the US to have China as a friend..

No... I meant ending the real strategic ambiguity by promising to defend Taiwan against unprovoked attack.

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Sh1mon M4sadaToday 07:33 am JST

Talk and having an open channel to avoid conflict is always good. The only problem is the Democrats and certain business dominated sections of the Republicans operate using decades old ideology and protocols that blind Freddy anticipates.

The Chinese, Russian, Iranian, NK etc. can see right through it all. Just look at the rinse n repeat of Russia invasion, NK sending rockets towards Japan, Chinese intimidating Taiwan, Iran kidnapping for ransom....it happened under Obama, and now it happens under Biden. So predictable.

Yeah, it's almost as if they don't like Democrats. Who do you trust to fight them?

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Taiwan is just a tool for the U.S. to bargain. It’s the US defense industry vs US Tech industry. Huawei has surprised the industry with its indigenous made 9000 Kirin chip. The U.S. sanction has failed again.

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Who do you trust to fight them?

No one, even under Trump, there were Republicans who wanted to sell stuff to Iran and urged Trump to stay with the Obama/Iran deal.

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"“I think it’s a good thing that we have this opportunity to build on the recent high-level engagements that our countries have had to make sure that we’re maintaining open communications and demonstrate that we are responsibly managing the relationship between our two countries,” Blinken said in brief remarks at the top of the meeting.""

AMEN, yes Sir, as many are singing " KEEP TALKING "

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“. . . and the status of detained U.S. citizens in China.”

Yes, it’s a fine line between Russia and China. Nice that they’re talking, but there still need to be lots of restrictions regarding sensitive technology.

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but there still need to be lots of restrictions regarding sensitive technology.

Huawei's latest phone showed the uselessness of this strategy.

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OTSUKARESAMADESUToday 11:40 am JST

No... I meant ending the real strategic ambiguity by promising to defend Taiwan against unprovoked attack.

Hahaha

You just don't get it do ya

I know a blockade is an act of war and will be seen as such no matter how much jumping up and down China or internet commentators do. I also know you are not pro-Taiwan independence.

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ZaphodToday 11:42 am JST

The US should end strategic ambiguity over Taiwan. If China wants to blow up trade over it, then better sooner rather than later.

Exactly. The US wants to have it both ways: A one-China policy on one hand to pacifiy China, and Taiwan as a client state on other. Whatever is good for the US, and never mind what they promised. Very similar to the Ukraine situation... they behave like the Minsk agreements are just a piece of paper that can be ignored.

What client state? There are no US troops on Taiwan. You don't think that every country that buys weapons from Russia is a client state of Russia.

Also Russia was not a party to Minsk. Anything else I can help you with?

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The Chinese, Russian, Iranian, NK etc. can see right through it all. Just look at the rinse n repeat of Russia invasion, NK sending rockets towards Japan, Chinese intimidating Taiwan, Iran kidnapping for ransom....it happened under Obama, and now it happens under Biden. So predictable.

Well of course Russia remained silent during the Trump administration -- they had their stooge in the White House...

As for the Chinese, on whose "watch" did Xi take over Hong Kong? And who gave the CCP millions in clothing contracts? And who said "it's great" that Xi is dictator for life?

And don't get me started on those "love letters" from one of the world's cruelest dictators...

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OTSUKARESAMADESUToday 12:19 pm JST

The USA is just stirring up trouble

Taiwan would be controlled from Peking today if not for the US. Sorry if that upsets you.

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