What laws? Pres. Trump already said he would intervene to get Meng released if China cut a nice trade deal with US......
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Uncle Sam says it doesn't take a position on the sovereignty of Senkakus/Diaoyu islets. Japan has administrative rights at this point per US. Why does US leave the sovereignty issue open? It is because US wants to make sure Japan and PRC will fight forever and US can easily squeeze advantages from both sides. Such old political tricks.
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When Japan surrendered to the Allied Powers in WW2, it returned the South China Sea islands (Paracel and Spratly Islands) to China under the surrender agreement supported by US.
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The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) is an intergovernmental organization located at The Hague in the Netherlands. The PCA is not a court, but rather an organiser of arbitral tribunals to resolve conflicts between member states, international organizations, or private parties. It should not be confused with the International Court of Justice which is the primary judicial branch of the United Nations, while the PCA is not a UN agency. PCA was paid by the Philippines govt and other unkown parties to arbitrate the SCS case. This has been clarified by the UN International Court of Justice that they have no connection to this ruling.
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The ruling is absurdly biased and influenced by US. Even Taiwan, an ally of US outright rejected the ruling.
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Hirohito, Tojo and those WW2 IJA military leaders that orchestrated the invasion of China, Korea and other parts of asia and the sneak attack on US are the real villians culpritable to the mass destructions and enormous human sufferings in asia including their own citizens in WW2. The Japanese goverment should be the one apologizing regarding WW2. US was not the aggressor in WW2. That's the real history and not the version Abe created. Obama showed up in the A-bomb memorial now because he needs Japan to form an alliance to hold down China's rise.
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Can someone tell me what did they revise? Once again, China need to look themselves into the mirror before criticizing others.
Being ignorant about history is no excuse to make idiotic comments.
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A one-party dictatorship that can never be voted out of power, where expressing an opinion that counters the official government position is a prosecutable crime, and that controls all media and denies any event that puts it in a bad light such as the Tianamen Square Massacre is in no position to be commenting on the textbooks of another country. Especially a democratic one.
Being "democratic" doesn't give Abe & his stubborn left ring buddies the right to make bald face lies in distorting WW2 history. Democratic SK (& US) are also protesting about Japan's denial on comfort women history as well. Germany did the right thing by making a formal apology regarding WW2 and now they are a respectable nation. Japan should do the same for the benefit of the next generation. This would allow all the countries to move on.
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IJA comiitted war crimes and crimes against humanity in WW2 and those had been well documented in all parts of the world. No need to argue on that one. The point is US influence in the world is declining and US needs Japan to counter China's rise. Those right wing extremists in Japan and PM Abe are exploiting the opportunity to take action to change/whitewash this shameful part of Imperial Japan history. That is pretty clear.
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@The shipment is a tiny portion of the nearly 50 tons of plutonium Japan holds. 50 tons of weapon grade plutonium stockpiled in Japan? That's over 100,000 pounds ! Enough for over 300 nuclear devices. Its look like Japan has been stockpiling and gearing up for some major nuclear conflicts all these years despite what its government says.
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"The Global Times says the bill is driven by Western jealousy and is unlikely to disturb China, which has grown confident to brush aside ill-intended moves by the West." “This latest move by Congress cannot change the fact that Liu jeopardized China’s national security and was sentenced to jail,” the paper wrote in its editorial. “Whether Liu feels proud of such turbulent embraces from the West or not, he has become a tool of the West against China.”
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PM Abe tries to exploit the opportunity to deny and whitewash the entire ugly history of comfort women and WW2 crimes when US is in desperate need for Japan's support to counter China growing influence in AP. Not that long ago Senator Honda, Hillary Clinton and other senators were very vocal against Japan's denial on comfort women and WW2 war crimes issues. All this talk about no evidence this no evidence that from those history ignorant idiots are absolutely nonsense. These issues are well documented all over the world history books.
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@Triring LOL all you want about this issue. It is a very despicable act with mounting evidence of IJA controlling and running the brothels with sex slaves. There are records of written state documentation sanctioning such policy during WW2. There are also testimony from the survivors in the last 70 years. Not only Korean and Chinese women were victims, some western women were raped and held as sex slaves as well. Enough said, there is no point to even discussas there are always some sc**bags laughing at serious issue like this. If there were no evidence as you said, then why Abe as the head of state apologized on this issue?
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The Japan government is totally shameless for the denying the sex slaves ever happened and IJA-government had such policy. These are iron clad facts and the whole world knows about it. They are recorded in the entire world's history books. This is exactly like Hitler denying he had a policy of killing Jews. No one in the world with any intelligence would believe this kind of crap coming out from the J government.
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Um....Taiwan passport says Republic of China (Taiwan). That's the official name. So they are still China afterall except geographically it is on the island of Taiwan. Good election there. We shall see what Tsai can achieve besides winning the election. Lee, Chen and Ma before Tsai all won the election by a landslide but ended with unhappy endings (bad economy and/or corrupted government).
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@OssanAmerica US doesn't gave a damn for the rocks as far as owns it. All US is interested is that they can squeeze financial and political benefits from both China and Japan using the dispute. Don't forget that US always claim it doesn't take sides as to who owns the islands. Whichever side thinks they can land and occupy the islands, they should think twice as the islands may become their graveyards. The islands are not possible to defend.
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US gave Japan just the adminstrative rights but not territorial rights of the dispute islands to make sure Japan and China will always be adversaries and fight for them eternally. That's quite a cunning approach to divide the two countries.
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@tinawatanabe Abe was arm twisted by the US to formally apologize to the SK people and govt because US wants to form a military alliance US/SK/JN. Abe unwillingly had to eat his humble pie to make the formal apology as a head of state. No matter you think, like it or not, the whole world knows in WW2, the IJA was the villian and committed the crime against humanity (such as mass killing and comfort women) against her neigboring countries.
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Japan rebuilt quickly after WW2 because it was under US protection (small defense budget) and the free US market access. If Iraq thinks they can adopt just the education system and can achieve the same results, they got it all wrong.
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Those so called missles batteries islands are undefendable sitting ducks (or rocks). They are so far from the Japan main island and can be bombed by the Chinese to disappear from the face of the map. US and Japan appear to be very naive about this. This is 2015, not 1895 ! Its about time for US to focus its business at home instead of stirring the pot all over the world, again and again. It cost US trillions of dollars in Iraq and Afganistan and now has to pack its bag there. Its strength has been forever weakened due to it.
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Abe has no balls to apologize for his ancestors monumental misdeeds and atrocities. What is this "regretful", "unfortunate" BS ? Or he just whines like a kid, there is no "evidence" of this or that - in spite of tons of evidence.
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A culture that advocates human indecency like this (child porn magna) as art expression only reflects the immorality, shamelessness and warped mindness of that culture. Simply put, it's a sign of defective and inferior culture.
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All these ships, aircraft carrier, destroyers, cruisers are actually becoming sitting ducks with all the new anti ship missles aiming at them. The more one shows, the more targets for the other side to shoot. Why even bother ? This is 2015 not 1945 ! Did people read military journals anymore?
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@Kazuaki Shimazaki You seemed to be in deep denial and cannot accept the fact that the IJA and its leaders were barbaric and were directly resposnible for the millions of civilian casaulties in China and other neighboring countries. You also do not seem to understand why the current Japanese constitution is written by US Gen MacArthur and not by Tojo or Hirohito. As a matter of fact Japanese civilians suffered greatly too which was casued by their govenment's past militarisitc policies. PM Abe effort in distorting history of WW2 is directing Japan in the wrong path and history will repeat itself "UNFORTUNATELY".
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@Kazuaki Shimazaki, I see you try to distort the facts regarding the IJA invasion in WW2 just like PM Abe. As the invader and instigator of the war, the IJA and its leaders cannot escape from the full responsibility of the 20-30 million deaths in China. Actually they are also responsible for the deaths of the Japanese civilans due to their barbaric militaristic policies and actions to other countries. It is absolutely dispicable to blame the Chinese and other victims countries did it to themsleves in WW2 and IJA is not responsible. That's exactly why the current Japanese constitution is written by the americans simply becuase there are still people like PM Abe and yoursefl who cannot understand what is right or wrong and still persistently try to justify the serious crimes against humanity is acceptable.
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@Kazuaki Shimazaki ......Second, N million Chinese died because they, as a collective, decided to pick a fight with the Japanese they cannot win.................. Kazuaki Shimazaki, you are dead wrong. Majority of the 20-30 million Chinese casulties were civilians who were bayonetted and buried alive in pits; women and girls raped and killed. Wake up and get your facts straight instead of justifying the crimes against humanity committed by the IJA 1937-1945.
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PM Abe wants China to forget the "unfortunate history" but he gets to go to Yakusuni to worship and reflect on the war criminals "scarifice" for horrific crimes they commit ? How hypocritical. There is something seriously wrong in this guy's head.
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Picture says it all. Both Chiang and Mao celebrated with the americans as Allies defeating IJA in WW2 https://research.archives.gov/id/196609 http://www.realclearpolitics.com/lists/famous_political_handshakes/nixon_mao.html
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Chop Chop, you cannot ignore your next door neighbor that is 1/5 of mankind and culturally linked for thousands of years. They will never go away and is always your neighbor. It is only smart to figure out why there is so much historical grievance between the two sides instead of just demonizing the other side. History can repeat and maybe worse than what he Americans did to Japan if it is not handled properly.
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tinawatanabe, you really need to read some history books. Chiang Kai-Chek was the chinese leader who fought the Imperial Japan 1937-1945 the entire time. He was the one collaborating with the americans and the Allies to defeat IJA in WW2.
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