These guys are pawns and sell outs to foreign powers. There’s a history in the family. You thought you were supporting Abe and Japan but look what happened with the church.
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You can’t bring back the bubble era. Those overbuilt mansion hot spring hotels have been abandoned with no money to tear them down.
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That’s not what this is really about though. It’s politics, economics and Straight relations.
China banned the pineapples from Taiwan much like the durian from the Philippines.
It turns out the US also has huge barriers against Taiwanese agricultural products and is trying to get Taiwan to import American beef with antibiotics. This may be why the DPP is doing badly in the south.
The US is doing exactly what China would do. Leverage.
Pineapples may decide the Presidential election in January.
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There’s a Presidential election in Taiwan at the turn of the year. The result will be the status quo or Pro-China. Either way, no independence means no invasion from mainland to the disappointment of the U.S.
The thing that could turn this game around is a Trump victory. Trump is unpredictable enough. Any President other than Trump (including Newsome, Haley, DeSantis) is just going to continue the same policies that the US has had for decades. However, Trump is volatile and he could easily recognize Taiwan independence or throw Taiwan under the bus to the PRC. He is able do both.
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It’s the Bible. They read it and consider all the places in the Bible belonging to them.
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karma always has a habit of catching up with you
I believe it was karma.
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Some imbeciles have a short fuse. Can't handle a 76 yo mouthing off? Enjoy the solitude of your cell.
He’s a minor. Notice no name given in article. They’ll argue his single mother struggled to raise him and he needs love and support, not harsh punishment even if his assault resulted in the victim’s death. And if he ends up in a correctional institution, he won’t be alone. Everyone has a sob story for those on the left.
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The coffee is not bad at 7 and Family.
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The water is safe and so an independent third party agreed by China will show that. Then China will lift the ban.
You need to build an off ramp to make progress on this issue. Haven’t you ever dealt with conflicts and their resolutions?
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Send Netanyahu and the IDF war criminals to the Hague for a start!
If you think about it we are only talking about 15,000 deaths in Gaza. China allegedly has killed millions of Uyghurs, that’s at least 2,000,000 deaths. Why aren’t you all talking about the Xinjiang genocide? Are they all dead now?
In a year or two, Gaza will fade just like Xinjiang.
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The U.S. dollar rose to 148.96 Japanese yen from 148.39 yen late Tuesday. The euro slipped to $1.0902 from $1.0912.
Japan is a net importer. That means they have to use their weak yen to convert to the dollar to import. A low yen could be good for exports but we see Japan as a net importer due to low global demand.
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You mean that today's bankruptcy is directly related to something that happened 50 years ago?!
You are trying too hard. Where did I write that?
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This has a small chance of matrializing. China has to give face to Kishida.
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Japan's semi-conductor industry was in full bloom in the 1980's until the US decided threw fair competition out the window. Japan's Toshiba and France's Alstom were sanctioned and hurt by the US government that used excuses like security, anti-dumping and anti-bribery. Tik Tok. Huawei. We know the US is losing when they resort to sanctions.
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Japanese news reporting half of the 400 Tomahawk missiles are old ones. The U.S. conducts these warehouse clearance sales and Japan must participate. 在庫処分。
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Hanyu, day in day out must train, to perfect his complete control of every discipline to become the World/Olympic champion class gold medal winner time and again.
So he’s an effeminate person who day in day out must train, to perfect his complete control of every discipline to become the World/Olympic champion class gold medal winner time and again.
A person who day in day out must train, to perfect his complete control of every discipline to become the World/Olympic champion class gold medal winner time and again is not necessary a macho person.
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I dare masculine "men" here to train like he does. You have no idea how much dedication it takes to be able to spin 4 times in the air.
He's a hardworking and strong and persistent like any successful athlete. Doesn’t make him not effeminate? Are you saying effeminate persons can’t do hard training?
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Xi's brutal suppression of Hong Kong
Xi handled it perfectly. Squashed those Western funded rioters attempting to destabilize China. Did a great job with Xinjiang and exerted China’s right to defend itself from terrorists. The West absolutely supports the right to defend itself right?
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It’s not so much an Anti-China piece but more a we need the threat of war to justify defense budgets. Get Japan to open its shrinking contracting wallet more.
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I actually think if there excerpts were an invasion it’d be the PLA and not Xi. That said I don’t think there ever will be war over reunification.
Money is the weapon. It’s economic leverage. The military exercises are only for show for the Western allies. Orherwuse known as what you all describe as all bark and no bite or a paper Tiger. It’s just a deterrent. China U.S. not going to bomb their own.
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Why does marrying a woman and divorcing her make him not gay, if he is gay. It wouldn’t.
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For a European or American Hanyu may seem effeminate. Not so much for Asians. Asian men are often petite/skinny, well-dressed and take care of their looks.
I disagree. Hanyu is effeminate in Japan 女々しい。It’s not that he cries and there’s nothing wrong with crying but the way he cries. He cried like a little girl with that accident at the rink during warm ups. He’s delicate. Nothing wrong with that but Hanyu is the opposite of macho. Get a grip!
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Was there a prenup? How much does he/she get?
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I’m far from being an economist, but if the economy has been poor for, I don’t know, say twenty years perhaps we need to do something different. Why don’t we introduce more women into the team, this Kishida looks, sounds and acts clueless.
It may not be so much the gender of the cabinet ministers or the bureaucrats as the containment and restrictions Japan has to work under.
Japan was the lab mouse and a test for the US. China has learned the lessons from Japan’s failure to not stand up to the U.S. Look how well Huawei is fighting US sanctions now. Toshiba was the Huawei back in the day. Huawei owes Toshiba lesson fees.
Cant compete? Sanction!
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"We value, clearly, a productive relationship with China ... but China has been a source of security anxiety for our country and we prepare for that as well," Marles said.
Albanese's visit to Beijing is leading Australia to reproachement with Chin, and we just can't have that.
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Good for North Korea. Taiwan should learn to defend itself.
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Xi is ardent fan of Mao, who murdered what, 50 million?
Saying Xi is a fan of Mao would similar to saying Biden reads the Bible. So what? Is Joe Jesus? He is who he is.
The goal of the US was to embargo China so that China would be poor and society destabilized leading to a revolution and a democractic government. That led to an impoverished China but failed to bring about the desire outcome. The same is true with North Korea today. So the US adopted failed policies that punished civilians and placed it on Mao.
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So Taiwan and others should ignore Xi’s words that if Taiwan does not come under the fold of China, China will do by force?
The magic word independence. If the South tried to seceeed from the United States, the same would happen. Catalonia and Spain. The UK sets a good example. Scotland could declare and there would probably be a peaceul secession but not in the case of China.
They just want to live in peace and make money. There are Taiwanese businessmen raking it in. The ruling party wishes to be like Japan, South Korea and the Philippians in relations to the U.S. This requires a club membership and arms purchase requirements and military installations though.
Maintaining the status quo is what China and Taiwan are trying to do. You will not see buildings bombed to a rubble and bloody civilians like in Ukraine or like in Gaza, in Taiwan. Why destroy a peaceful society?
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