Shippers say China slows handling of Japan goods

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    some14some

    A small 'tsunami' caused by 3 boat collision must have cost recession hit japanese economy dearly, are there economists to provide some estimates?

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    SamuraiBlue

    This hurts PRC more than Japan that is for sure.

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    NuckinFutz

    China can deny it all they want but nothing like this happens in a communist regime unless it is sanctioned at a high level. I'm sure we'll see more subtle "slowing" of things in the future.

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    hokkaidoguy

    If you do business with China, it's time to start making contingency plans for when your government offends them somehow. Best bet is to move operations elsewhere.

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    kyoken

    Best bet is to move operations elsewhere

    Where exactly elsewhere if your biggest customer is China?

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    ratpack

    I hope the cargo is fully insured (no doubt it is)....I'm sure there will be a few hundred 'accidently' dropped crates.

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    hokkaidoguy

    Where exactly elsewhere if your biggest customer is China?

    Find another market.

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    tkoind2

    Childish immature behavior by China. Just one more tick in the list of negatives for China. Everyone should get out now and let China slide back to her re-education age. At least then she tormented herself and left the rest of us out of it.

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    jforce

    Get out of China and let them fall back into the void. Bring manufacturing back to our service-industry homelands. China needs a good spanking.

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    kwatt

    All China's economic pressures to Japan will affect China's economy soon as China is buying/importing many different electronic parts used rare earth materials. Both countries are biggest business partners for each other on import/export of all products. People in china will be out of jobs later, as many companies can't manufacture new products that China exports to many countries.

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    american_bengoshi

    Japan should impose 100% inspection of all Chinese goods.

    A word of advice to all Japanese companies in China: RELOCATE TO VIETNAM

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    Funster32

    Prior to this fiasco, Japan was experimenting with different materials to replace rare earth. While still experimental, they have come up with some solutions and all these events will serve to put this experimenting on the front burner.

    Unfortunately, companies have invested billions into China and from experience, getting your money out of China is like checking out of the Hotel California.

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    kwatt

    I knew many years ago that this kind of things would happen anyway. Japanese companies did not understand it well. Many companies are going to China because simply cheaper labors there, but not any more today. That is a big mistake to Japan. Now they are very serious on factories moving to more democratic countries.

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    OssanAmerica

    All the developed nations owe thanks to China for tipping them all off. We can expect to see them all moving to eliminate complete reliance on anything comming out of China.

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    retaliator

    It's about time the motherlode-era end for China! They are the spoiled, angry child in the world of politics. The US and EU needs to realize that it was a big mistake to invest in such a communist brat.

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    alladin

    Who needs who??? The way it looks now, it sure seems that Japan needs China and that Japan is giving into China`a tactics. Japan sure looks like a sitting duck in an old pond. When will Japan wake up and show some real muscle!!!

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    koriyamaboy

    Oh! Shippers. At first I read the headline as Strippers!!!

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    goddog

    Besides clean water, the next big war will come from needing rare earth metals.

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    rickyliow

    Is China starting to be the arrogant kid on the block? Somebody tell them that what comes around goes around......and oh yes, relocating to Vietnam sounds like a good idea.

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    jpesquire

    Not only are they slowing shipments, when I came into Hong Kong from Macau a week ago they were pulling all the Japanese out of the line at customs and going through there stuff. They pulled my wife aside and told her that her Japanese passport was fake and detained her while they confirmed it was real. Meanwhile they refused to looked at any evidence I had that showed she was my wife and told me with my US passport to just go through (never checked my bag). It could have just been chance, but we felt it had to do with everything that was going on (we saw the anti-Japan ralley while we were there).

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    bicultural

    Let's see how juvenile China can really get ...

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    The758

    Is there no limit to fascist China's immaturity?

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    elbudamexicano

    Time for the rest of the world to start BOYCOTTING all CHINESE PRODUCTS. This is the ONLY thing CHINESE understand MONEY and POWER, China alone can not even TRY TO SURVIVE, with out oil from the Middle East, trees etc..from Africa, food being imported from all over the world, you see it says MADE IN CHINA, ok, time to not BUY MADE IN CHINA, not just little Japan, but all the free countries of this world, and you will see Beijing beg for an apology because all the millions of hungry, angry Chinese who already HATE the COMMUNIST REGIME, will be thirsting for the blood of all of these corrupt Chinese communist government officials!!!

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    presto345

    The childish actions and the sentiment they create will backfire in no time.

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    EbiChiri

    I applaud China's actions: Japan can't push foreigners around in their own land. China is only doing what all of us wish we could do. You go, China !

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    SimonFox

    Unfortunately, Japan is getting a taste of its own medicine. Alas..

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    limboinjapan

    kyoken: "Where exactly elsewhere if your biggest customer is China?"

    That would be true if China was Japan's biggest customer but it is more like the other way around Japan is China's second biggest customer (if you count Hong Kong as part of China if not then Japan is number 3), USA is Japan's largest China is number 3. (note that Japan is the number one place that China imports from.) And if you combine the products exported from China directly to Japan and those that pass through Hong Kong to Japan then the numbers are that China depends way more on Japan buying its products then Japan depends on China buying its products!

    The rare earth minerals trade and all the talk of China's control is mostly hype, China's control is not based of product mind there but on mining right in other places and many of them have dubious records when it come to keeping to deals ( USA corporations found that out years back with other mining rights) most also have a habit of having large black markets for these types of things.

    This all looks more like China posturing and cutting it's nose of to spite it's face!

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    sfjp330

    kyoken: "Where exactly elsewhere if your biggest customer is China?"

    Australia’s bilateral trade with China may rise to as much as $100 billion this year. Australia is behine U.S. and Japan but becoming a main trade partner. Trade between Australia and China increased by about 30 percent to $86 billion in the 2009. When you consider that was during the global financial crisis, that’s quite spectacular. Australia and China are set to resume negotiations on a free-trade agreement that stalled more than a year ago.

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