It will be fascinating to read Trump fan’s defense of this asininity
I'm no Trump fan, but have you forgotten the Clinton Bush handover?
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Tokyo, Japan needs uncertainty, even in Osaka is anxious about Olympic travels, and Osaka is really feeling it economically.
Drop the games asap, and give people some certainty. It was never a good idea even before covid, with covid, it's utterly dumb.
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Here's hoping the vaccination program achieves result for Russia. I feel for the Russian people, because even with a compliant population, Russia appears to be severely affected by this virus.
If vac doesn't work, I can see China punished militarily, or as a minimum, territorial and monetary compensation demand from Putin. His tenure looks very shaky now.
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It's entertainment...but I get a feeling throughout the movie that it's an island full of girls auditioning for Harvey Weinstein.
IMHO, the story telling would have been more fluid and credible had it been a Polynesian island with Polynesian actresses.
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same old same old people unhappy with Trump yesterday because he wouldn't sign, is still unhappy with Trump signing today....LOL serial nosebleed much.
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CBDC are being created to avoid using the Dollar for large international money transfers.
Would you care to elaborate? China has had a SWIFT alternative for international transfer since 2015 (CIPS). But it's much, much less smaller in total transaction in CNY than USD through SWIFT.
Wouldn't introducing yet another currency dilute the power of CIPS CNY even more?
Personally, I think the CCP is always about control, they have strict controls over the export of money to destinations outside China, but their control is regularly circumvented, hence they need a currency that they can trace with more granularity. Same with other central banks, it's all about anti-money-laundering.
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Some of them were speaking in Chinese, saying, "Trump is the only person who can resist (Chinese) President Xi Jinping."
Biden is quiet as a mouse, how 'usual'...
If Biden is quiet, surely that's a prompt for the Trump side to be vocal.
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Don't know about any new deal but IMO BOJO sold out Northern Ireland to the EU, and the Unionist don't seem to care.
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I thought Trump has lost his marbles. I was wrong, it's much worse, he's on a scorched earth binge and he's going to destroy the GOP and what's left of goodwill the GOP have. He knows they're not going to back him at the next election.
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As if our lives aren't compromised by tech enough already! But hey bring it on, as long as deposit taking institutions are willing to reimburse depositors and creditors for any loss due to hacking and other nefarious activities.
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I am now on the fence as to whether each nation should celebrate gender diversity pursuant to cultural diversity and societal factors.
Some might applause the Scandinavian countries for gender equality metrics, but to me it apoears as though men are adopting toxic masculinity traits or overt politically correct facades just to adjust to gender equality progress, and trust within society has suffered. I certainly would rather live elsewhere.
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banana peel there daring Trump
I agree with Trump, but it's no banana peel, it's basic algebra, the veto can be overrided by the majority vote. Isn't Trump setting himself up for ridicule?
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Not surprising, given I think Putin has as much dirt on Biden as he has on Trump.
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Each and every day passes Trump gets ever more incoherent. You wouldn't think it's possible, but Trump trumps even the most incoherent.
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Apple = CCP China, I would never buy another Apple product until Tim Cook is out of Apple.
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hmmmm...wouldn't be safer to invite Biden to Japan, somewhere warm, like Okinawa....covid n all
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They've all said this before, many times, they dredge up AI solutions all the time. Nothing changes.
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I agree with Mr Kim, this is an American story, Americans speak many languages and should be celebrated in contemporary culture. The GG rules sux!
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should be a massive wake up call for South Korea to dump it's Anti-Japan Tribalism
Yes, very apt point there. SK under MJI is leaning ever closer to NK and China. It is the only country in Asia with a travel corridor with China, even during a pandemic that originated in China. Chinese developers are already eyeing Guryong (next to Gangnam), and there's enormous pressure heaped on SK conglomerates NOT to move supply chain from China.
I feel for the people of SK, I think in time you'll see SK turn into another Pakistan (or worse), and will be the first to be swallowed into the CCP sphere, if not by force via NK, then natural attrition. South Koreans have no idea what they're in for.
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The Olympics is a con
Yes, this ^^^ is all anyone need to say.
For the skeptics, just look at the trail of destructions from Athens to Rio.....and beyond.
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Walmart has already won! This is a criminal matter of the most serious kind and all they are facing is a civil battle. Sigh, corporate America make their own laws, again!
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The EU is negotiating wuth dud/empty hands. Wish the UK can see that. No deal is better than any deal, especially when you factor in the fact China has got the EU's balls firmly in a vice.
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China - classless as always!
AND about time Germany takes care of ALL Germans rather than just VW, else it will soon be a case of 'sprechen sie Chinesisch?'
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LOL, 'improve security for Japan'?
...more like 'improved access for CCP spies'.
Supply chain AND JV in China does not make for a trustworthy security company, IMHO.
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Rather strong but hidden message from Putin to Biden and the EU.
"Sever ties to China now! Russia has a badass sidekick".
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eh, it's only money, think of the poor old IOC delegates who have to put up private jet travels, 5 stars lodging, limousine transfers, and kaiseki in between 3 michelin stars digs.
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America expects Japan's support
I think American knows it has Japan's support.
Abe just got awarded the 'Legion of Merit' from Trump for championing the alliance and commitment to free and open Indo-Pacific.
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Fujimoto san can't be a very popular director in Japan but good on him for doing something about something that needs done.
I don't need to watch the movie to learn about Japanese altruism though. In the 50ties-70ties Japan was amongst donor countries along with the 5 eyes for the Colombo Plan. Hundreds of thousands of doctors, engineers, lawyers etc. were trained, Japan accepted a mere 1,800 or so students, and many didn't graduate. The same story is reflected in funding, Japan contributed about 100 millions vs USA in the billions, in fact Japan's figures were very similar to New Zealand, and was widely thought of as a bit of a joke amongst the diplomatic community.
Fast forward to modern day, Russia and Ukraine also have similar trainee programs for Vietnamese, producing elite corporate leaders for contemporary Vietnam. Japan on the other hand has labour exploitation disguised as technical training.
Yes, the film is much needed but all it show is history repeating itself.
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Just take the 4.000.000 , apology and move on
barely covers his legals ...
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