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Posted in: Japan gets 2 late goals to upset Germany 2-1 in their World Cup opener See in context

With the relentless fighting spirit, Saudi Arabia and Japan so far are the two Asian teams that came from one goal down to defeat the two soccer powerhouses of the world.

Meanwhile, the Socceroos have steadily lost their fighting spirit since Arnold was chosen to be their head coach in 2018.

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Posted in: Gov't studies SDF response in event of Taiwan Strait conflict See in context

Japan won't do anything. Japan is an ally to no one but itself.

What a selfish and narrow-minded view!

In case China attacked the Senkaku Islands and that the US had the same kind of negative view, who will come to the rescue?

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Posted in: Spanish man charged with infecting 22 people with COVID-19 See in context

In addition to serving his sentence in prison, this man should pay for all medical costs for his colleagues and those who were infected by his reckless action.

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Posted in: China warns of 'serious harm' to relations as Australia scraps Belt and Road Initiative deal See in context

Brazil provides about 20% of China's needed iron ore while Australia provides over 60%. Australia is by far the worlds biggest supplier and there just is no other source of production in operation that can replace Australian ore at this point.

With the current market tightness together with long-term reliability and political stability, it is difficult for China to source iron ore from alternative sources in both short and long terms. And Beijing is well aware of that.

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Posted in: China warns of 'serious harm' to relations as Australia scraps Belt and Road Initiative deal See in context

China on Thursday said Australia's sudden scrapping of a Belt and Road Initiative deal risked "serious harm" to relations and warned of retaliatory actions, but Canberra insisted it would not be bullied.

I hope China will not inflict itself this time.

In case Xi Jinping and his government have the guts, they should consider banning China from buying Australian iron ore and see who will suffer.

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Posted in: China to issue visas to foreigners who have taken Chinese vaccines See in context

Beijing has struggled to gain international trust for its vaccine candidates, hindered by a lack of transparency on test results.

To date, there is no evidence that Xi Jinping had been vaccinated and that could be an indication that Chinese vaccines are still continually being developed for top Communist Party leaders. The free world should only accepted the validity of Chinese vaccine when Xi Jinping is publicly seen rolling up his sleeves for COVID-19 shot.

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Posted in: Vietnamese couple arrested for conducting unlicensed cosmetic surgery at home See in context

"I have been interested in cosmetic surgery from a young age, and I studied online and listened to my relative who is a doctor,"  investigators quoted Nhung as saying.

It is possible that Nhung has worked as an assistant for her relative for years before she set up her own. To crack down on tax evasion and protect public health and the integrity of the cosmetic profession, the Japanese Police should question Nhung's relative.

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Posted in: Top U.S. commander fears Chinese invasion of Taiwan by 2027 See in context

The US, the QUAD, and the free world need to protect Taiwan at all cost. In case China successfully invaded Taiwan or damaged its semiconductor plants, Biden Government's epic “Made in the Free World” project would surely be vulnerable.

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Posted in: Legend of Honda See in context

Through designing a luxury model featuring a self-driving capability, Honda might appeal to some practical business owners but would surely lose some car enthusiasts who enjoy the thrill of driving experiences.

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Posted in: Coast guard searches for 5 crew from capsized Chinese fishing boat See in context

The fishing boat’s activity and movement or the cause of the capsizing was not known.

In case there are plenty of sophisticated electronic equipments found in the boat, you can surely know that these men are the Chinese Maritime Militia (CMM).

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Posted in: Iran dismisses idea of talks with EU and U.S. to revive 2015 nuclear deal See in context

Iran vs US and EU: Who blinks first will give in.

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Posted in: Coast Guard could shoot at foreign vessels aiming to land on Senkakus: gov't officials See in context

Since the antiquity, with typical characteristics of a big bully and a coward, China has applied a strategy called "Soft: seize, Tough: back off."

Once the vulnerable countries join forces and are ready to fight hard against China, this coward would surely back down.

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Posted in: Trump looks to reassert himself after impeachment acquittal See in context

Sen. Lindsey Graham, who spoke with Trump on Saturday night, acknowledged that Trump is “mad at some folks,” but also “ready to move on and rebuild the Republican Party” and “excited about 2022."

Excuse me Graham, did you mean Trump vowed to rebuild the GOP or continue to dismantle it?

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Posted in: Watch out for the wolf See in context

I find the poster baffling given that the image of a wolf in the Little Red Riding Hood story connotes trickery and untrustworthiness.

It would be interesting to find out how young children respond to the message in this poster.

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Posted in: WHO team says coronavirus unlikely to have leaked from China lab See in context

Unless the WHO team can travel to Wu Han at the time Australia pushed for a global inquiry into COVID origin, and have the right to contact the relatives of the COVID victims to find out how their loved ones died or interview the doctors who first reported the virus to the government, this pseudo investigation only serves China and Tedros.

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Posted in: Submarine collision with ship left more extensive damage than first thought See in context

Kishi said Monday the Souryu was unable to avoid hitting the commercial vessel despite the ship being visible in the submarine's periscope as it surfaced.

Given the delay of more than 3 hours, it is possible that the screw of this submarine has something serious to hide. This incident remind me the criminal case of Katsutoshi Jitsukawa, the first officer of Japan Airline, in the ABC News article titled "Japan Airlines cracks down on pilots drinking alcohol, upgrades breathalysers internationally" on November 16, 2018:

..."Katsutoshi Jitsukawa had drunk about two bottles of wine and a pitcher of beer the night before he was due to fly from London's Heathrow Airport last month.

He had tried to avoid colleagues to mask the smell of alcohol as they prepared for their flight.

But the driver of a crew bus smelt alcohol on his breath and told police, who charged him for violating British aviation law.

Tests found the 42-year-old first officer had 189 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood in his system — a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of 0.189, almost 10 times the 0.02 BAC limit for a pilot.

the Japan Navy needs to properly investigate this incident and punish the culprits in the harshest way to avoid more serious disasters.

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Posted in: Senior lawmaker to quit Diet post over hostess bar visit during state of emergency See in context

To date, the image of Japanese politicians bowing low as way to apologise for their guilts is becoming a mix of cliché and humour. Probably, now is time to change ways to apology for those who are fully aware of their wrong doings and still commit them.

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Posted in: Judge bars Biden from enforcing 100-day deportation ban See in context

Unless the current US policies are against national interests, Biden needs to avoid doing what Trump had done against Obama's good policies if he would want to unite both sides of politics.

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Posted in: China authorizes coast guard to use force amid disputes See in context

To deal with this latest aggressive move of China, Vietnam and other claimants need to join the QUAD and take China to Arbitration over the Southeast Asia Sea.

In the meantime, the US under the Biden Government needs to show the free world that China's aggressiveness will be stopped by the QUAD, as well as boycott and sanction.

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Posted in: Vogue to release new Kamala Harris cover after controversy See in context

Who are the critics and where do they draw the line?

Personally, I just could not see anything wrong with these two photos. Her eyes are bright and her smile is warm as usual.

Yes, Kamala Harris's complexion looks a bit brighter but does she have to appear to be dark?

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Posted in: McConnell says Trump provoked Capitol siege; mob 'fed lies' See in context

The Avenger Today  07:51 am JST

To give meaning to his words, that implies Senator Mitch McConnell will vote to convict and prohibit Trump from enjoying "any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States".  If he doesn't, his words mean nothing to me.

I couldn't agree with you more.

In case McConnell and many more republican senators do vote to convict Trump, it is a good indication that the GOP is trying to rebuild its brand image and winning back trust of voters and big donors.

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Posted in: Biden pushes unity two days before taking over; Trump considers 100 pardons See in context

With Trump's self-interests, it is likely that he will pardon those who would return his favour after his last day in office.

It is interesting to see if Trump would pardon the rioters who faithfully responded to his call and now claim "Trump made me do it.".

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Posted in: Chinese city reports coronavirus found on ice cream See in context

The ingredients included New Zealand milk powder and whey powder from Ukraine, the government said.

To be precise and fair, the Chinese government needs to indicate that other major ingredients, such as water, air, sugar, egg, vanilla essence, and sweetened condensed milk together with workers all come from China.

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Posted in: Trump trial pending; McConnell calls it 'vote of conscience' See in context

For Republican senators, the trial will be a perhaps final test of their loyalty to the defeated president and his legions of supporters in their states back home. It will force a further re-evaluation of their relationship with Trump, who lost not only the White House but majority control of the Senate, as they recall their own experiences sheltering at the Capitol as a pro-Trump mob ransacked the building.

This Trump trial is not only a "vote of conscience" but also a vote of common sense."

For the latter, what is the point to be loyal to the person who has lost his own election after one term, destroyed the brand image of the GOP leading to shock defeats of both houses, and not less important, this person incited his cult members to attack the US Congress' holy temple.

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Posted in: Pelosi calls for prosecution of any Congress members who might have helped pro-Trump siege See in context

I fully endorse Pelosi's call and believe that it is time for the GOP to rebuild the ruins.

Just more than an hour ago, the ABC News reported that numerous big corporate donors – including Coca-Cola, Walmart, Hallmark, Amazon, Airbnb, and MasterCard – are pulling their political donations from America's Republicans (please refer to the article titled "Corporate donors flee Republican Party following Capitol Hill riot, and it's only the beginning."

I believe that unless the GOP politicians can demonstrate that Trump's influence on GOP is dead, buried, and cremated, more big companies will follow suit.

Particularly, there is no better opportunity for those who voted to reject the certification of the Electoral College votes and also those who are Trump's allies to do the right thing by joining their ten ethical GOP senators to convict Trump in the current impeachment.

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Posted in: N Korea holds huge military parade as Kim vows nuclear might See in context

Given Trump's days in office numbered, there is no better time for Kim to remind the Biden Government that he is still well and ready for show time again!

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Posted in: Xi asks Starbucks to help promote U.S.-China cooperation See in context

China will "provide a broader space for companies from all over the world, including Starbucks and other American companies, to develop in China.

Do not be fooled by Xi's sweet words.

I believe unless the US and the free world join together in the fight against China's intellectual property theft, the situation will maintain the status quo or be worsen. And moving business out of China is the only way to force China stopping its unethical economic development practices.

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Posted in: Democrats prepare 'incitement of insurrection' charge against Trump See in context

zichi Today  07:18 am JST

Trump is highly likely to pardon himself.

With the unpredictability and instability of Trump, anything can happen.

Nonetheless, the US Department of Justice in 1974 clearly stated in what circumstances the US president can be pardoned:

"Under the fundamental rule that no one may be a judge in his own case, the President cannot pardon himself.

If under the Twenty-Fifth Amendment the President declared that he was temporarily unable to perform the duties of the office, the Vice President would become Acting President and as such could pardon the President. Thereafter the President could either resign or resume the duties of his office" (For more details, please refer to https://www.justice.gov/olc/opinion/presidential-or-legislative-pardon-president).

In the end, Trump's fate is in the hand of Pence who can either invoke constitutional authority under the 25th Amendment or pardon his sinful president.

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Posted in: A year after first confirmed death in China, coronavirus source still a puzzle See in context

Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, the word China has become synonymous with cover-up, corruption, and untrustworthiness.

I hope that with determination, diligence, and sacrifice, the independent investigation team will be able to find out the origin of this virus. In case China was found to be the culprit, it must be held financially accountable for this epic disaster.

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Posted in: North Korean leader Kim says U.S. is Pyongyang's 'biggest enemy' See in context

The best way the Biden government can do is to daily give Kim Jong Un plenty of whiskey, cognac, butter, blue-diamond pills, and cigarette.

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