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Posted in: Japan Display to scrap tie-up with China's HKC amid client disapproval See in context

Avoid China

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Posted in: China health commission stops publishing daily COVID figures See in context

Perhaps they'll do the same with their GDP numbers too in a few years

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Posted in: Japan looking into group's report of secret Chinese police stations See in context

Chop off the CCP tentacles !!

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Posted in: China protests highlight Xi's COVID policy dilemma - to walk it back or not See in context

I think there are two reasons: 1) CCP has realized that how convenient it is to control people through lockdowns in the name of covid. They have tasted the blood. Now they are finding it difficult to get away from that addiction. 2) They don't have real vaccines. Although Moderna/Pfizer are not panacea but Sinovac/Sinopharm is a joke. And CCP knows it. But can't admit it publicly. They need people to believe in that joke in the name of patriotism.

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Posted in: Japan's economy shrinks as consumers hold back on spending See in context

Oh! So we are not in 1980s. Weak Yen didn't help to boost GDP! Will Kuroda san learn ?

Well at-least the wages are still in 1980s.

Inflation is also rivaling 1980s levels.

And so is Kuroda san.

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Posted in: Yen falls back to 149 zone against U.S. dollar despite apparent intervention See in context

RakurakuToday 04:57 pm JST

Kuroda does not even need to hike interest rates but just to hint that he may hike them. He needs to be more ambiguous about what he will do.

Agree !! FX and Bond markets run on the intentions/sentiment.

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Posted in: Yen falls back to 149 zone against U.S. dollar despite apparent intervention See in context

These interventions seldom work. They are expensive and temporary.

The are only two scenarios when JPY can stop falling -

1) US FED pivot on their rate increases - which will happen perhaps in Q1 next year.

2) BOJ starts increasing rates which won't happen until Kuroda is at helm

So, prepare for 160 by December ! I hate to say it but that's where market is headed in current scenario. And market is not emotional rather brutal.

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Posted in: Farmers condemn New Zealand's proposed tax on animal burps See in context

self goal !!

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Posted in: Japan to flag underpriced IPOs as antitrust law violation See in context

Wow !! Rest of the world is generally concerned with overpriced IPOs

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Posted in: Cambodia reopens to fully vaccinated travelers, buoyed by high vaccine rates See in context

Good luck with Sinovac "vaccine" !!

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Posted in: Facebook launches virtual-reality work app for meetings See in context

New opportunity for Zuckerberg to steal data.

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Posted in: Why China is hobbling its tech sector See in context

CCP is reminding these tech companies - "who is the boss!"

Eventually these tech companies will be forced to share data with CCP in the name of patriotism. If these companies want to survive, they'll have to align their goals with CCP objectives.

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Posted in: Japan says China's military strategy unclear, of serious concern See in context

Japan says China's military strategy unclear

It's very clear actually. They want to grab Taiwan and South-China Sea.

CCP has a deadline for Taiwan capture - before 2049 (100th anniversary of CCP's rule on China)

Xi Jingping has said that they won't hesitate to use force to take Taiwan.

CCP's military/navy was half of US a decade ago. Now they are almost equal. This expansion won't stop here at equal. Right now they do not have confidence, that's why they are not attacking Taiwan. They keep checking international appetite by sending bigger and bigger air-force fleets in Taiwan's airspace. Once they have bigger military than NATO+Quad to give confidence to CCP, they'll attack Taiwan. The strategy is very clear.

And all this will happen much before 2049. Within life-time of Xi Jingping. He is very impatient to show that his legacy is bigger than Mao.

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Posted in: U.S., Britain rush supplies to virus-stricken India See in context

stormcrowToday 12:17 pm JST

"The U.S. and Britain rushed ventilators and vaccine materials to India . . . France, Germany and Canada have also pledged support to India . . . "

Where's China? What's China doing? After all, the're the ones who created this mess in the first place. Why aren't they helping to clean up their mess?

Ping AnToday 01:03 pm JST

Wonder if China and Russia will send any Sinovac or Sputnik....

China has arranged 800 Oxygen Concentrators and airlifted to Delhi (from HK) on 26 April. Another 10,000 will dispatch within this week.

China is busy with its propaganda machinery

Chinese airline suspends cargo flights rushing COVID-19 medical supplies to India

China's state-run Sichuan Airlines has suspended all its cargo flights to India for 15 days, causing disruption to private traders' efforts to procure oxygen concentrators and other COVID-19 medical supplies from China. The company part of the airline cited COVID-19 situation in India. This comes after China offered "support and assistance" to deal with the second COVID-19 wave.


Their closeness is superficial: China on US' response to India's COVID-19 crisis

Chinese state media said, "This pandemic shows that the West's getting closer to India is more in a geopolitical sense." "Their closeness to each other is fragile and superficial," it added. Earlier, China's state-run airline suspended its cargo flights that were rushing medical supplies to India.


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Posted in: New Zealand Maori leader ejected from parliament for not wearing tie See in context

What else is expected from NZ?

New Zealand will take a long time to overcome colonial hangover. It was the second last country to remove white supremacy laws in 1993 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Rights_Act_1993) just before S.Africa (1995)

Open racism is still rampant. While the scientific research clearly points out the harsh reality (https://www.jstor.org/stable/23725603?seq=1), even the triennial racism surveys conducted by government specially designed to soften the blow to image show that non-whites face racism in everyday life.


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Posted in: Toxic air seen cutting thousands of lives short each year in Europe's cities See in context

I wonder how many would be dying every year in U.S., Japan, and developing countries !!

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Posted in: Residents take coronavirus surveillance into their own hands See in context

No walking or jogging seems ill advised as it keeps you healthy and sane.

Survival in the short term is more important than being healthy in the long run.

If you need to move, you can exercise in your house/room. This is not a permanent solution... but all these lockdowns are also not permanent. The more the number of people following these tacit rules... Faster these lockdowns will go.

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Posted in: Asian plane makers struggle to take off in crowded market See in context

The international market is just too saturated with aircraft from the established manufacturers so there's very little space for new players

Then why is there years of waiting list for planes ?

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Posted in: Startup upstart: Help at last for ladies who launch See in context

Congratulations . Good Luck :-)

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Posted in: Sleepy Shiba inu and cat back straightening pillows want to adorably fix your posture See in context

While they don't have any particular function that improves your posture

Thanks for being honest. I clicked it just because I was wondering how could it be possible !!

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Posted in: Japan's efforts to raise wages wane as firms embrace merit-based pay See in context

For workers, the shift would boost salaries of younger workers and potentially widen the country's wage gap.

How will that widen the wage gap? In existing seniority based pay-raise system, isn't it the youth which is struggling the most to make ends meet? Youth poverty is one of the biggest reason of Japan's shrinking birth rate.

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Posted in: Robotics solution stamps hanko and signs contracts See in context

hanko makers' survival is at stake, so replacing hanko with digital signatures cannot be rushed

I thought Japan has labor shortage.

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