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Xi: China-Japan ties 'have returned to the right track' [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2018-11-1 11:27:54 |Display all floors
wchao37 Post time: 2018-10-31 19:18
The century-long conflict between China and Japan is not a lovers' spat, and there is nothing to ' ...

An excellent post after which reading Abe and co. should feel more naked than their sumo wrestlers - in the coming winter...

Take "...that they are now feeling compelled to work with Chinese as equals -- and this is the hardest part of the equation they have to adjust to if Sino-Japanese cooperation is to bear fruit."

I had long ago written the result of their not recognizing their roots is akin to the hypocrisy of a young lad leaving his poor home to make it in life only to disown his parents later when he has made it but by servitude to the same others who had killed and downtrodden many like him.  The same pain he had been visited by his colonial masters in all but name is now in turn being visited by him onto the family from which he had come. But alas in a reflection of his true character he continues to ignore that because if he doesn't he will only remember with passing remorse what he had done to those who had never bore him any rancor or ill-will.

What was the saying? Biting the hand that delivered but licking the boots that kicked....

The only question before Japan today and into the future is: what's to be next, then?

Play out both China and US?  But for how long before the final reckoning for such an attempt at balance hits?

Align economically and militarily to the US forever?

But economically the US will soon see that Japan's auto plants on its soil actually hinder their citizens' demands for products from US' own indigenous auto makers who incidentally seem unable to sell to the Japan market (although surprisingly they could sell to the China market); what with autos, so too with machine tools, fine chemicals, microchips and consumer electronics.

And militarily Japan will be at risk the most if any cold war initiated by the US breaks out; there are already rumbles of extending the range of Japan's F-22's, stationing nuclear-tipped intermediate missiles on Japanese and the island's soils, opening a US naval base in the Taiwan province of China, pulling in a second US pacific fleet to try and push its weight around in the South China Sea, aiming ship-to-shore missiles at China's reefed islets. The perfidies are endless.


But doing so will only raise temperatures and tensions in the very sea through which courses at least thirty percent of world shipping. People are already asking how does a heavy concentration of US naval iron protect free navigation over waters it has lesser claim than others? They argue if it has equal claims, won't it therefore mean others can also have equal claims to navigate freely in the Gulf of Mexico or even up the Potomac. And since that squares out, the only global conclusion is that the US is irresponsibly trying to rack and juice up its military muscle in order to print a special card for the upcoming table to insist on compliance to its 21st century colonial demands - in which case why the mumbo-jumbo about international rules of law if it only really practices its own version of the law of the jungle - and in this, the same century, to boot.

Abe and his Japan should by now be not missing their own observation that some of the US hypocrisy has already rubbed onto themselves. No amount of polishing by Brift H the atelier located above a nightclub and a tailor's shop in Tokyo's Aoyama district will be able to buff off that most foreign particle.

After reading this, the US may try another tack to drive division between the growing warm relations by Japan for China. It will whisper in Abe's ears the magic word, "Senkaku".  But if Hideyoshi had to invade Ryukyu to claim it under its Kagoshima prefecture, how can Diaoyu which is further away east of Ryukyu be a part of Japan?  Is it because in claiming Diaoyu as Senkaku, Japan is acting as broker of the Taiwan province of China to independently claim Diaoyu as Tiaoyutai and so project some notion of independence from the mainland just because some geological disruption miilennnia ago had spun it offshore?


Both Abe and Tsai must take cognizance that if the US racks up tensions in Asia, they should not expect Russia not to intervene as well. And in doing so, the pro-Russia Middle East segments will rise in tandem to no good for the US, and its UK which knew days beforehand the plot to exterminate Kashoggi but both did nothing - because he was ready to spill the beans on UK's sales of chemical weapons for use against Yemen.


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(wchao37, one expects two unnecessary responses after these comments. One by the barcoded baldie - who is having problems using his barcode to buy things in China. The other by someone else who remains virulent and vindictive to the core - she is in dire need of a psychiatrist. Both are z's. End of the evolutionary decay line, in fact. Just ignore them, China.)



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Post time 2018-11-1 12:47:14 |Display all floors
loveChina1314 Post time: 2018-10-31 19:33
Wchao37 believe it or not, such a dishonest & irresponsible man likes him should eventually face t ...

Dishonesty in politicians is a common trait, but the more skilled amongst them can convert that negative image into a positive one by telling the truth once in a while.

Trump is living as Voldemore in his own bad dream, and he has done irreparable harm to America.

The first job of any leader is to unite the people of his nation, yet this real-estate man has succeeded only in dividing them further along precipitous fault lines that cannot be bridged.

His advice to the Pittsburg synagogue was to have guns ready to shoot the next gunman.

Such a selfish and immoral man -- not to mention as leader of a big nation -- I have never seen or heard.

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Post time 2018-11-1 14:40:57 |Display all floors
Hope Abe behaves himself from now on like a good neighbor, no visits to the notorious Yasukuni Shrine, don't mess around Diaoyu Islands.  Otherwise, hit him real hard!

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Post time 2018-11-1 15:14:33 |Display all floors
wchao37 Post time: 2018-10-31 19:18
The century-long conflict between China and Japan is not a lovers' spat, and there is nothing to ' ...

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Post time 2018-11-1 15:24:14 |Display all floors
markwu Post time: 2018-11-1 11:27
An excellent post after which reading Abe and co. should feel more naked than their sumo wrestlers ...
ut if Hideyoshi had to invade Ryukyu to claim it under its Kagoshima prefecture, how can Diaoyu which is further away east of Ryukyu be a part of Japan?


You mean west of Ryukyo?  That is exactly the point.  Glad that you've brought it up here.

I have been fighting those LGK ghosts and delaying some of the projects here.

Like you are saying here, there is a lot of conspiracy theories, the most alarming of which is the one about UK's knowledge of the plot to exterminate Kashoggi.  If proven, that would be the worst betrayal in the last decade.

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Post time 2018-11-1 15:29:14 |Display all floors
markwu Post time: 2018-11-1 11:27
An excellent post after which reading Abe and co. should feel more naked than their sumo wrestlers ...
After reading this, the US may try another tack to drive division between the growing warm relations by Japan for China. It will whisper in Abe's ears the magic word, "Senkaku".  But if Hideyoshi had to invade Ryukyu to claim it under its Kagoshima prefecture, how can Diaoyu which is further away east of Ryukyu be a part of Japan?  Is it because in claiming Diaoyu as Senkaku, Japan is acting as broker of the Taiwan province of China to independently claim Diaoyu as Tiaoyutai and so project some notion of independence from the mainland just because some geological disruption miilennnia ago had spun it offshore?


If I may add, Diaoyu was never part of Japan in history. It was part of China. It was to be returned to China after WW2 but US handed the "management" of the island to Japan. Why? Because of the Cold War enveloping immediately after WW2. US and Japan know the island should belong to China but you will never find the western and Japanese media admitting it. You rightly pointed that on the map, Diaoyu is nearer to China than Japan. In fact, it is very far from Japan mainland. No pirates from Japan would be able to hold that island since during the Ming dynasty, China was controlling that region of the sea.

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Post time 2018-11-1 15:36:57 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2018-11-1 14:40
Hope Abe behaves himself from now on like a good neighbor, no visits to the notorious Yasukuni Shrin ...

Have you ever thought why China picked to help Abe win his most recent election and not tried to get rid of him by throwing support to his opponent?

Like Nixon, Abe has been so notoriously anti-China that no conservatives in Japan can ever portray him as having sold out Japan to China over any major agreements.

His opponent in the last election would not have had that kind of support when it comes to making major decisions regarding China.

That's why China chose Abe because, notwithstanding Abe's other problems such as his wife's involvement in the scandal involving the much-cheaper-than-usual sale of land to the rightist school, only this Japanese politician has the personal presence and familial credentials (his grandpa was a notorious Japanese war criminal) to smooth the transition of Japan to a more pro-China stand without any major problems.

The fact that the Japanese usually follow their leader means that any agreements signed with China will most likely be implemented.

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