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Posted in: Iraq wants foreign troops out after air strike; Trump threatens sanctions See in context

To think the world just goes on when the US assassinates the #2 guy in Iran...

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Posted in: S Korean court rejects petition to repeal Japan sex slave deal See in context

South Korean investments in Vietnam prevents Vietnamese government from being more vocal about Korean war crimes in that Country, but Vietnam can always learn from South Korea, and becoming more open about this problem when its economy is stronger.

And Vietnam wouldn't be wrong to bring up that problem with South Korea by then, or eve now (they could even bring up what Imperial Japan did to them too, for that matter).

Just like it isn't wrong for South Korea to bring this issue with Japan. Aid and investment are not compensations to the victims regardless- Japan treated it essentially as hush money.

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Posted in: With Uighur comic, Japanese manga artist aims to highlight everday suffering See in context

It is a shame on the International community, particularly UN and USA that they all look the other way and contunue to trade with China,

Don't forget Japan now. Abe just went there...

Nonetheless, it's good that the awareness is being raised, but hopefully the comic artist is being sincere about it- because her views about the Okinawa and the "comfort women" situations could raise an eyebrow, like how this article sort of implies.

Shimizu told Reuters that while she felt truly sorry for those women who had been taken against their will, she found dubious some of the accounts told by former comfort women.

I mean, that's kind of ironic based on how it pertains to the creation of this manga. Just saying.

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Posted in: Japan demands swift release of fishermen detained by Russia See in context

The timing for all of this is suspect, as if they don't want a peace treaty at all.

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Posted in: Child's play: Coding booms among Chinese children See in context

Betsy DeVos. Good job America!

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Posted in: Hong Kong democracy protesters aim for massive turnout at rare sanctioned march See in context

 I agree. 

So they're the same then. Gotcha.

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Posted in: Hong Kong democracy protesters aim for massive turnout at rare sanctioned march See in context

I'm not sure where you got that silly idea.

Violence begets violence. It doesn't matter who starts it, it just doesn't end.

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Posted in: Japan drops in OECD scholastic ranking; China leads in all categories See in context

Well, this certainly gets on the nerves of some people....lol

China did better than Japan in something? Ouch.

But remember though, denial prevents you from learning.

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Posted in: Japan, Vatican partners in realizing nuclear weapons-free world, Abe tells pope See in context

Really? Is it possible to stop China’s aggression in the South China Sea, police brutality in Hong Kong and genocide against Tibetans and Uighurs through dialogue?

Since this article is talking about nuclear weapons, I'm presuming you're supportive of having it over just mere dialogues.

If so, then how are nuclear weapons stopping China from doing any of those things? A nuclear war would guarantee the many deaths of all the peoples you mentioned.

Also, ironically in many ways, nuclear arms is allowing China to do all of those things.

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Posted in: Japanese Embassy withdraws approval for Vienna art exhibition See in context

It's probably for "safety concerns".

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Posted in: Pro-Beijing politician wounded in Hong Kong knife attack See in context

Well, the attacker did not have any mask on, and his face can be seen everywhere. So, maybe we should confirm his identity first before we speculate if this was staged on not.

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Posted in: Pompeo calls China 'truly hostile' to U.S. See in context

It's true what he says about China, Just ask Ron Vara, a world-renown expert on the country.

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Posted in: 39 truck death victims in UK were all from China See in context

Although we don't know for sure yet, but if these people were from Fujian, then rest assured that snakeheads, who are gangs that are known human traffickers in the province, are involved with their counterparts in Europe. Another question is whether the victims paid good money for it (albeit, tricked), if they were escaping from persecution of some sorts, or if they were taken against their own will.

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Posted in: Companies welcome U.S.-China trade truce, warn disputes remain See in context

My post is based on official economic data. It must be a drag when the facts undermine your world view

Alternative facts?

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Posted in: U.S. could pull bulk of troops from Syria in matter of days: officials See in context

Yes, Donny, that'll scare the Turks.

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Posted in: Companies welcome U.S.-China trade truce, warn disputes remain See in context

US economy remains strong and is winning.

You know when someone is too far gone when they echo what Trump says.

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Posted in: Trump threatens to 'obliterate' Turkish economy over Syria incursion plan See in context

So Erdogan talked to Trump and convinced him to pull US troops out of Northern Syria and abandon the Kurdish allies.....

Then Trump gets criticized by his fellows and so he then warned to destroy Turkey's economy if they crossed some line....

If the Kurds and the Turks somehow find peace through the utter distrust of the US, then I will admit that Trump has, indeed, an 'unmatched wisdom'.

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Posted in: Trump seizes on unsubstantiated China claims against Biden See in context

If the Bidens had these secret dealings with China, why on earth would China even investigate him?

Trumps' call to Xi was in June, was it? Given that he keeps berating China publicly, and increased tariffs in the months after that, I'm guessing China didn't wanna play ball?

The Bidens indeed do have questionable issues regarding different businesses around the world though, but that's a separate issue. Let's get one corrupt public figure at a time.

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Posted in: Crisis-hit Boeing readies huge effort to return 737 MAX to the skies See in context

They could have at least renamed it....

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Posted in: Facing U.S. ban, Huawei emerging as stronger tech competitor See in context

Huwawei cannot be thought of as an independent entity, separate from the CCP. So many nations will not be willing to trust them with their communications infrastructure, as the CCP influence becomes a national security issue.

But the same can be really said about US tech companies, who are also known to spy for the US government. And the US government doesn't have a good track record around the globe either. The CCP's abuses are mostly done in their own country, comparatively.

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Posted in: Hong Kong August visitor arrivals plunge 40%; hotels half full See in context

The government of China needs to concede to the protesters’ demands and let the city get back to business.

They're more likely going to wait this out even further, as they're going to sell this as them punishing themselves, and thus suffering the consequences for their own actions.

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Posted in: Scrapping Afghan summit, Trump makes U.S. even less predictable See in context

This creates the effect of the United States being a much more unpredictable and erratic actor, and this style ultimately may produce incentives for other countries to simply discount the word of America or any process it is engaged in right now."

Replace "America" with "Trump", and "countries" with "White House staff".

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Posted in: Tariffs push some U.S. manufacturers to exit China See in context

It's interesting how Trump still has some of his clothing line made in China, even though this was all part of his master plan.

Many of these manufacturers in other parts of Asia still needs to import supplies from China, and a good number of them are even Chinese owned or invested- which was already somewhat of a trend before the trade war began, due to higher wages in China.

And this just means that jobs still aren't going back to the US. Even many American companies that manufacture their products in America are affected because they need to import some things that ultimately comes from the Chinese supply chain somewhere around the world.

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Posted in: Nagoya exhibition defends pulling 'comfort woman' statue; opponents say it's censorship See in context

Saying that pulling the artwork was a sensible move due to the threat of violence is the same as admitting that there are indeed Japanese terrorists....

Think about it.

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Posted in: Japanese report says N Korea has miniaturized nuclear warheads: paper See in context

Iran has entered the chat.

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Posted in: Greenland fallout: Trump scolds Denmark over rejection See in context

You don't talk to the United States that way, at least under me,

She just did Donny. SHE.

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Posted in: China plans to make Shenzhen a 'better place' than Hong Kong See in context

Personally, I already like Shanghai better than Hong Kong, if I had to choose between then two.

I've never been to Shenzhen, but I heard it's a relatively new city, being only a few decades old. Who knows, if they were able to transform this apparent old fishing village to what it is now, I think it will affect Hong Kong a bit.

I think in general, China's opening up since the 80s had eroded the economic prowess of Hong Kong.

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Posted in: Violence poses conundrum to Hong Kong protest movement See in context

Without Malcolm X, Martin Luther King would have gotten nowhere. Peaceful protest does not work by itself because the moral high ground and sympathy don't work with bullies. Bullies only understand fear and violence so you need a good cop bad cop situation. Look at Ghandi. He got nowhere for decades until the bad cop showed up in the form of the Japanese threatening to invade. Then suddenly Britain was willing to strike to a deal.

What if turns out that the "good cop" is the Hong Kong Police, and the "bad cop" is the People's Armed Police? What then? Violence begets violence.

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Posted in: Hong Kong protesters face crucial weekend test after airport setback See in context

f they intervene we should recognize Taiwan and sell them about 20 billion in weapons.

That would break the status quo. China would love nothing more than to find a reason to take Taiwan.

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Posted in: Trump ties China trade deal to 'humane' Hong Kong resolution after troop buildup worry See in context

Doubt Xi laughing, he can't be pleased about this development.

Yes, yes, I'm sure Winnie the Pooh is just as sad as Eeyore right now.

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