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China should propose not being a trouble maker in Asia. China is the real power behind little, crazy North Korea. Time for China to be exposed to the entire world.

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“We will respond carefully while closely cooperating with South Korea and the United States,”

In other words, we'll hide behind whatever they decide.

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smithinjapan at 07:45 AM JST - 29th November “We will respond carefully while closely cooperating with South Korea and the United States,” In other words, we'll hide behind whatever they decide.

Yes smith that's how allied countries operate. Is this news to you?

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Many Chinese enjoy gambling; it seems as if the leadership in Beijing is no exception. The problem with gambling is that the odds favor the house. Beijing’s gambling with the use of its pit bull, North Korea, may have consequences they may like. This is what happens when one becomes engrossed in high stakes politics.

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No meeting. With the world economic crisis we do not have the resources to play this game again. NK must dismantle all weapons systems and open its door unconditionally and then we'll talk about aid. Any force from NK should be met with force tenfold. NK picked the worst possible time to again pull this nonsense.

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If China wants any credibility in this world(whatever they had is rapidly being lost) they had better get their dog NK in line & fast otherwise China will bear a huge responsibility for its dogs behavior.

China its time to put yr dog down! So whats it going to be China you going to be a responsible power or are you going to stick to the likes ok NK, Sudan & other African dictators, so whats it gonna be!!!!?

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Correction: may have consequences they may not like.

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elbudamexicano - "China is the real power behind little, crazy North Korea."

Naive. Which country benefits by having a dictator on Japan's and South Korea's doorstep? Think about it.

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samwatters... u think the world is for America,right?and that America can keep Nuclear weapons why asking other countries not to develop theirs. the Geo-Politcal landscape has changed and Americas prescence in Asia is to save its failing face. The Africans have disposed America it is left to Asia to do the same and let balance restore in Asia.

And who ever thinks,China is going to betray NK is just smoking the dream pipe

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elbudmexicano.. Your country is in shambles than any other country on this earth.Ur people are as foolish as the somalians. I cant imagine you making noise on this thread.China is the next superpower.got it? It commands respect in many countries around the world than America

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Bigmouth- It commands respect in many countries around the world than America

Why? What has China done to earn any respect?

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Tokyokawasaki.. In the last decade,it has moved over 620 million out of poverty across the developed world,according to a report. A feat acheieved in a relatively short time ,than any superpower has doen in this century. take a vote to the security council and see how many developing nations will back china.

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sorry...developing world

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In the last decade,it has moved over 620 million out of poverty across the developed world,according to a report.

Charity begins @ home...What has it done for its citizens?

Moderator: Back on topic please.

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Sure took China long enough to react.

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China is behind the North Korean actions, now they play innocent.

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Good boy, China. Time to spank your illegitimate child, unless you want to increase your population when the NK citizens run for your border, which would be the best move they could make in order to change the dynasty.

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YuriOtani - "China is behind the North Korean actions, now they play innocent."

China and the US are closer friends than Japan and the US. Please realize this and be more wise.

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Don't they realize that China, North Korea and the US are close and Japan is the outcast? Japan is getting pushed around by these other countries on the playground of the world and just doesn't get that the US is a bad friend. It's so simple, usually kids understand this situation.

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Response to Bigmouth:

"samwatters... u think the world is for America,right?and that America can keep Nuclear weapons why asking other countries not to develop theirs."

Number 1, I'm not American. Number 2, I doubt America would have to go it alone on this one as there are other countries who intelligently see the threat posed by NK.

"the Geo-Politcal landscape has changed and Americas prescence in Asia is to save its failing face. The Africans have disposed America it is left to Asia to do the same and let balance restore in Asia."

If you think North Korea is "restoring balance" then, well......I don't even need to comment as that comment speaks for itself.

"And who ever thinks,China is going to betray NK is just smoking the dream pipe"

China doesn't care about NK; China just wasn't want their up-and-coming economy burdened by millions of unskilled people. China is not at all please with NK at this stage.

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samwaters- Balance will certainly restore if America leaves Asia.Cos,then each Asain Country will know its strength and leverage. In so doing,the ultimate power will emerge and each country will find its rightful place ,then peace will prevail. Its becos of Americas presence that,there aint peace here. Remove ,America from the picture and the solution is clear. Thats my point

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Yuriotani-China is behind the NK just as America is behind SK and Japan.thats why they fail to realise the strength of the master in the region(China).

This is abt Communism and Democracy and China and Nk are allies.

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IF all nations keep their military inside their borders, then there was maybe more peace in Asia. US should leave Japan and S.Korea, and let these two countries choose their own political future, instead of staying there in exchange of "protection money" as the yakuza is doing. Okinawans(Japanese,S.Koreans have to pay for the US bases there, including Military golf club...by the way a good place for relocations of the helicopterbase. DO not forget Socrates words: "All wars are fought for money"! Japan should have a strong military power again with an OWN independent voice in the world.

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US should leave Japan and S. Korea

Many Americans would second that, Todori; however, many good people in South Korea would be left to the tender mercy of the Dear Leader and his up and coming thug son. As for Japan, she still needs a strong ally in one form or another. Would most Japanese people like to live beside the likes of Beijing, Moscow and Pyongyang—all armed with nukes and with little interest in the wellbeing of the Japanese people and axes to grind too?

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todori: "US should leave Japan and S.Korea, and let these two countries choose their own political future," and "Japan should have a strong military power again with an OWN independent voice in the world."

Could you please tell us what dream world you are living in, it would be nice to that oblivious to reality.

I am not sure where you have been for the past few months, but think a bit do you honestly think that NK would leave SK alone if the USA left? I mean that question seriously!

And on the same note how fast do you think China would move on the Senkaku, Okinotorishima and with its latest academic studies trying to claim Okinawa (Ryukyu) as having also been part of Quing China that would not be far behind.

Do you honestly believe these two (perhaps 3 including SK) would alow Japan to be "a strong military power again with an OWN independent voice in the world."?!

Lest talk reality and not fantasy NK would move on SK the second the USA stopped supporting it and one or all 3 (SK,NK,China) would move on Japan the instant the USA stopped supporting it especially if it tried rearming and the USA wasn't here!

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Thanks for the reaction, these are no dreams I have but solutions(scenario)that would be preferable for Japan. Don't be so sure that it is because the US is in South Korea, North Korea is not attacking. IS CHINA in NK with troops there?? Dear Leader is not a communist but a dictator (as many in the Middle East and Africa, NK is family business! In Communism there can NEVER be question of succession from father to son, it is against Communism itself!(Look to China,USSR before)? This dictator is JUST interest to remain in power by all means and will never risk his happy life with war. He knows when there is war, he is out of business!! Japan is an Asian country and has cultural links to China and Korea. There should be their destiny in respect to Japanese traditions. The US is brainwashing us to make believe North is attacking, but what is not told is what provocations the SK and US are doing, unless by saying "accidental shelling" or "collateral damage". Even "pre emptive strike" is OK, well Pearl Harbor was such pre-emptive strike and should be OK, isn't it?

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todori:"Japan is an Asian country and has cultural links to China and Korea. There should be their destiny in respect to Japanese traditions."

I honestly think you need to review your Japanese history and use any Japanese history books you like but do look at Japan prior to 1886 and then think about your statement!

todori:"Don't be so sure that it is because the US is in South Korea, North Korea is not attacking."

You should Google VBS.TV "vise guide to north Korea", this was not meant to be the documentary the original idea was to do a documentary about film in NK but this is part of what happened.

You might find it interesting as to how the NK government would react at a chance to take SK.

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There should be their destiny in respect to Japanese traditions. The US is brainwashing us to make believe North is attacking, but what is not told is what provocations the SK and US are doing

Hmmm, Let’s see. Indeed, I am an American. My kid is in the Korean elementary school system. They take my kid to a historical museum—without my knowledge—and show him images of Japanese Imperial Army soldiers torturing Koreans. Consequently, my kid has nightmares about evil Japanese for two nights. On the other hand, I like Japan, even if they first bombed my country. I have to teach my child that Japanese are nice people, even though he is often told the opposite in Korea. Todori, you may want to listen to your fellow countryman, Limboinjapan.

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