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    hatsoff, the problem is I couldn’t think of any China’s transgressions, only those responses to Japan’s action. Can you list them for me? But make sure that it was not something that Japan did to China first. Now think about this case, do you deny that Japan broke its promise first? Don’t try to avoid the questions or come up with any excuses.

    Posted in: China upset after Japanese minister visits Taiwan

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    hatsoff, thank you for thinking that my post was Chinese propaganda. I am an outsider looking in as you said your glass houses. I read Chinese and Japanese news everyday and I found that Japan’s always been the one provoking China and China has to react to all sorts of provocation from Japan. It’s like Japan is trying to discredit or suppress China. As this article has shown, knowing full well that there was a promise made with China regarding Taiwan, Japan had to intentionally break that promise. Does Japan have to lie and cheat in the international arena in order to get noticed? And, people here tend to come up with excuses for Japan. Japan did break its promise in this case and this was not the first time I tell you.

    Posted in: China upset after Japanese minister visits Taiwan

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    Poking at China must be fun, and keeping promises is extremely hard for Japan. When China hits back then J people would cry foul. Every time it was Japan that always started it. That is why all these key words keep popping up to describe Japan: breaking promises, provocative, two-faced, and further down the wrong path.

    Posted in: China upset after Japanese minister visits Taiwan

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    bass4funk, I don’t know how you got the idea that Xi is “still trying to size him up” and “that China doesn't know how to take on Trump.” The only country whose leader is “still trying to size him up” is Japan, did you hear about gifts, golf and “employment” package? The titles of some news reports say it all that Xi does know how to take on Trump: “Trump says he'll honor 'One China' policy in call with Xi,” “Backing away from a fight, Trump to honor one-China policy,” “Trump, Changing Course on Taiwan, Gives China an Upper Hand,” “Trump cedes new ground to Beijing with about-face on ‘one China’,” “Trump backs One China policy in 'cordial' call with Xi,” “Trump changes tack, backs 'one China' policy in call with Xi.” “Trump reaffirms 'one China' policy in call with China's Xi.”

    Posted in: Trump says he'll honor 'One China' policy in call with Xi

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    What agreement? It's more like "my deal or no deal" So, Abe will bow and say "Hi, Hi, Hi ..We all know it's a bully tactic by the US and Japan's tail will wag like never before.

    Posted in: Trump to seek quick progress with Abe on replacement trade deal

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    Bully thy neighbours and believe it can live happily alone, the US is hitting the wall and turns back running. Where is the land of the free? Here comes a budding authoritarian state that we love to hate. Isolated and alliance crumbling, yes, “American first” who cares about other nations. It’s like a struggling fish in a shallow water where it tries to build an embankment hoping the water will get higher. Just hope that the wall can be seen on the moon and a hundred years from now it can be served as a tourist attraction.

    Posted in: Trump's border wall faces reality check

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    Utrack,

    The President Donald Trump knows how to manage a successful corporation. This experience has taught him to appoint experienced people for the US Government

    Do you know how many corporations have gone bankrupt under him? His idea of protectionism will bankrupt America.

    Posted in: Trump's presidential inaugural address

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    Well, here goes the freedom and democracy. Next thing he'll do is to change the Congress.

    Posted in: Trump backs off moving news briefings from White House

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    Trump questioned “One China Policy” is unprecedented, China responded by seizing the US drone also unprecedented. Now Trump told China to keep the drone, that’s “waving the white flag”. So we can expect peace and quiet for a little while.

    Posted in: Trump says U.S. should let China keep Navy drone

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    What “so-called host-nation support” of $1.9 billion is still not enough for Trump, it seems more like a “protection money,” don’t you think?

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    DieRealityCheck, The PCA was paid off by the Philippines in the sum of $30 mil and in turns, the US had contributed about $32 mil to the Philippines coffer afterwards. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon himself had stated that the UN has nothing to do with the case. “Since the PCA is not a UN-backed agency, its income relies on the arbitration services it provides to its clients. Unlike the judges from the ITJ who are paid by the UN, members of the PCA are paid from that same income the PCA earns.” “It was not even an international tribunal and had nothing to do with the ITLOS.”

    Posted in: Japan protests for 32nd time this year after Chinese ships sail near disputed isles

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    Is that four Chinese vessels against one Japan Coast guard? So, who really has the control of the islets? “Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s office beefed up its team in charge of monitoring Chinese ships,” does this mean they didn’t even know for sure how many more Chinese vessels were in the area? Maybe that’s why Tokyo didn’t even know how many protests they have lodged so far, “at least 32 protests.” This report shows that China has the control of the islets and not Japan. Another flaw in this report is in the last sentence, “a U.N.-backed tribunal,” the UN never backed the tribunal, perhaps this is intentional to deceive the public

    Posted in: Japan protests for 32nd time this year after Chinese ships sail near disputed isles

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    OssanAmerica, look at the map provided by Black Sabbath and tell me Japan’s ADIZ is not overlapping other countries. You can see that the size of Japan’s ADIZ is ridiculous almost the size of SK’s and China’s ADIZ combined.

    “They are complaining about being challenged when it is they, who have created the overlap.” So, you said China created the overlap so you meant to tell me China should have only created the ADIZ to only meet Japan’s ADIZ and not overlap because Japan set up the ADIZ first, right? So China has no right to have the ADIZ cover the area that they considered theirs, right? SK should have no right to the overlapping ADIZ, also right? It seems that Japan was the victim of all these problems, right?

    “Japan has not sent any planes into China's ADIZ.” No, then where are those planes coming from?

    “Oh and it happened in international waters. The Chinese caused that accident,” yea, it happened in international waters, but what did they do in those waters?

    “All while China carries on it's information war against Japan.” I think it is the opposite. All the evidences show Japan and the US are creating all these trouble, if you don’t believe me, go and ask Duterte. Oh, by the way, Duterte did visit China first, right?

    Posted in: China says Japanese military endangering Chinese aircraft

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    Strangerland, Japan’s ADIZ not only covers Chinese territory, it also overlaps with SK. That’s what I called overlapping other countries. Who came first or who came second has nothing to do with the right to set up the ADIZ.

    JBird, you should do your home work before answering like that. We are not in the court of law, don’t be afraid to expand your answers a little bit. I could expand your answers like these, yes it was according to international law on the part of China, not even close but real close, and check again you will find that SK did adjust their ADIZ and so did Japan before to get the most benefits.

    Posted in: China says Japanese military endangering Chinese aircraft

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    turbotsat, “a highly-non-maneuverable many-passenger aircraft,” why didn’t you just say it was a spy plane? It shouldn’t be there in the first place. Did they have a sight seeing tour close to China’s shore? I guess the pilot committed suicide then for being too close to the unwelcome and bigger plane. The equipment seized was in fact used to spy on China and the result of this conduct caused the death of Chinese pilot. What else can you say? Maybe the pilot was still alive and the Chinese fabricated his death, OK blame it on China. It’s like the bombing of hospitals by the US and the excuse was they didn’t know the hospitals were there, or the bombing of Chinese embassy claiming it was an accident, or even a wedding for heaven sake. There were so many accidents, don’t you think?

    Posted in: China says Japanese military endangering Chinese aircraft

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    OssanAmerica,

    “Japan's ADIZ far outdates the one China recently declared as it took over from the one the U.S. established after WWII. So yes, China is a late comer to the yard and complaining when the original residents challenge them.”

    So, you mean Japan took advantage of China for decades already. Tell me why can’t China set up the ADIZ when Japan had one that also overlapping other countries. Does it say anywhere in the international law that China can’t set up the ADIZ that way?

    “Because no country is complaining and scrambling their fighters because Japanese planes aren't intruding on other's territories like China does. Looks to me like hypocrisy is China's trademark.”

    And, I thought the article meant to show that China was complaining about Japan, or was I wrong? How many times did Japan and the US send military planes into China’s ADIZ? Remember one incident, the US caused the death of Chinese pilot but all American survived and landed in China instead of going back to the lapdog’s den. I wonder why China kept them alive is beyond me, maybe because of decency and goodness of the Chinese. Many news reports now covering about Japan claiming to give PH even more money than China so PH should not turn away from Japan. It’s become a competition. If Japan has a good intention towards China there wouldn’t be this sort of competition. Shame on Japan.

    Posted in: China says Japanese military endangering Chinese aircraft

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    OssanAmerica, “China unilaterally declared an ADIZ”? From what I heard China had the intention to set up the ADIZ years ago and Japan knew about it. Also, why didn’t you mention about Japan’s ADIZ overlapping other countries? Hypocrite is the trademark for both the US and Japan, but I think less so for Japan because we have to give benefit of a doubt to Japan for being a lapdog. In front, they make us believe that they are happy with the renew relationship between China and PH, but in the back they arrange a special meeting with Duterte to “clarify” things with him. I guess Duterte is scared to death, that’s why he mentioned about God on his way back from Japan. The question here is why would China mention about the incident now after several months have passed? It’s probably because Japan has done something despicable again, or maybe because of Duterte.

    Posted in: China says Japanese military endangering Chinese aircraft

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    What missing in this article is that the Chinese fleet conducted routine patrols in China's Air Defense Identification Zone which China has the right to do according to international law.

    Notice also that “Tokyo’s support for a July ruling by an arbitration court in the Hague that invalidated China’s sweeping claims in the disputed South China Sea, a case brought by the Philippines, has also angered Beijing,” now it is just “an arbitration court in the Hague” and not “a UN backed court” any longer. It costed Philippines $30 mil for the court, luckily Philippines got back $32 mil from the US, so it's not a bad deal after all.

    Now what is the significance of mentioning about “Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday his country could join naval exercises with Japan.” Does this mean the alliance is “rock solid”? But here in the news, Duterte said to reporters that on the way back from Japan, God has warned him to tone down his swearing or someone will cause his plane to crash. I guess he got a warning in Japan.

    Posted in: China says Japanese military endangering Chinese aircraft

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    OssanAmerica, Duterte accused the US for thinking of the Philippines as "a dog barking for the crumbs of their favor." "I want, maybe, in the next 2 years, my country, freed of the presence of foreign military troops. I want them out, and if I have to revise or abrogate agreements, executive agreements, I will," he said. That is a lapdog being chained by foreign military forces in the country, just like Japan. How many foreign military bases that China has in Asia? None. So, hegemony is out of the question. “I want to be friends to China,” he told an audience of businesspeople in Tokyo. “I do not need the arms. I do not want missiles established in my country. I do not need to have the airports to host the bombers.” You see, China has friends but the US has allies, the distinction is obvious.

    Hiro S Nobumasa, “See the difference?” Yes, I can see the difference, but what about the string that is attached to them? PH will get more gifts and concessions if it listens to the US and Japan. As mentioned in the article, “The leaders of Japan and the Philippines agreed Wednesday to cooperate in promoting regional peace and stability, and acknowledged the importance of their alliances with the U.S.,” the alliance is in real jeopardy and Abe was assigned the job to patch things up with Duterte in the unusual special meeting. It’s a messy political game and Duterte wants out.

    jj1067, “President Duterte introduced himself to President Obama. President Obama replied saying "My men will talk to you".” It’s hard to believe that Obama would say that. This shows how the US is treating PH like dirt. Duterte would not be so against the US if he was not really hurt from the way he was treated. I guess the lapdog is biting back.

    Posted in: Abe, Duterte sign military, economic deals

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    Noypikantoku,

    “this came from his own dirty mouth "TABLAHIN NA NATIN ANG AMERICA", ok let me give you some tagalog lessons here just in case you are not a filipino. In tagalog that statement means" Let's Ditch america from now on", and TABLA is a very inpolite word, very negative.”

    He is a politician, what do you expect? He would say anything to get the most benefits from China so don’t think too much into his words. Think about his action afterwards, were there anything happened so serious that damage the ties between US and PH? From an article written by Matthew J. Strabone in the Diplomat, “Despite his bluster, however, it is equally likely that Duterte is simply trying to gain more concessions and aid from Washington by showing the United States that it can’t take its relationship with the Philippines for granted.” You can see that all US officials are now talking so nicely about the PH and its actions against drug dealers.

    “Duterte is crazy, A sane person would not encourage his own citizen to hate or say the most rudest things especialy if it's subjected to someone who is helping you.”

    As the president, he knew something that the rest of us did not know especially on the part you said the US is helping PH. He implied in many of his speeches that PH is being used for the benefits of the US while the PH people are suffering. Let me ask you this, what more would the PH lose by being closer to China? Nothing. I can only see the benefits that PH would gain by doing so. It’s safer for the world for one thing.

    You still don’t understand how China can help PH and the US can’t. You talk about the rail roads will benefit China more. Of course, China would not lose on the deals but in the long run PH will benefit more in terms of improved connectivity and networks. Because of the improved business environment and infrastructure, more foreign investments will be pouring in and more jobs will follow. Why do you think almost every country in SE Asia want to build rail roads and upgrade their infrastructures? As you know the US can’t build rail roads for the PH, it doesn’t even have high speed train. Also, building rail roads has nothing to do with independence, it’s about improving standard of living for the people. The US gives PH about $500 mil a year, where do you think it’s all gone to? OK besides someone’s pockets, a lot is used to buy US weapons to kill its own people. Did you see any improvement in PH for the last five years? Yes, it’s the government job to look after its citizen, that is what Duterte is trying to do.

    “YES! Tell me, what made China rich? did you really think they made it on their own? come on. US moved all their production to china because china was cheap, little that they know china is not really that loyal and top class back stabbers. And US investing on china is the biggest mistake they've ever done.”

    Let me ask you this, US companies set up shops in China and sent the products to the US, who benefit the most. Of course, the US companies, they make so much money and that also improve their standards of living in the US. By this time China has paid back the West many folds over. China is still suffering from pollution that are likely caused by those factories. Claims that the US has helped China is a laugh, US never helps anyone without expecting more benefits in return. So, what made China rich? It’s hard working and highly educated people, and effective government policies that made China rich.

    “HAHAHAHAH! Where are these tools of wars!?!? Im sorry but I don't see PH possesing tools for chaos and destruction from America. all we have is an old rusty battle ship guarding us from.... CHINESE...”

    Do you know that the main supplier of arms for PH is the US? Fighting whom you asked, those insurgents and terrorists that the US helped created in the South, I may say. Why do you think Duterte mentioned about removing the US forces from the South? It’s because the US caused more fighting and deaths there so that more US arms are needed. Why do you think Duterte wants to buy weapons from China, to fight China with?

    Duterte has mentioned that China has never invaded PH ever. So did he forget about his country's history? Of course not, he knew full well that those rocks and islands are Chinese from the beginning. China chose to build those rocks into islands just so that the territorial disputes can be contained, you see China can easily take all of them back by force but it chose not to do so. Now think, there has been US and PH defense treaty in place for decades already, but where was the US when China took back those rocks and reefs? The US knows full well that those are Chinese territories.

    So you are expecting “a big chaotic problem because of Duterte.” What did you expect new PH government to do? Confronting China? Who is going to pay for the war? Who is going to suffer the most? The US will not help PH fight with China, that is a given. But the US will benefit from arms sale to PH and other surrounding countries. Only time will tell whether China has good intention for the world, even right now many countries are turning towards China, are they all wrong?

    Posted in: As Duterte embraces China, Abe set to roll out warm welcome

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