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Japan expresses concerns to China about territorial waters, Hong Kong, Uighur situation

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So Japan is "concerned" about the Uighur situation, are they? China should allow Uighurs to seek asylum in Japan, then we'll see how "concerned" they are.

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So Japan is "concerned" about the Uighur situation, are they? China should allow Uighurs to seek asylum in Japan, then we'll see how "concerned" they are.

Why? It was Muslim land before the Han Chinese showed up and subjugated them. Let the Han Chinese get out.

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I wonder how effective the discussion was when a list of issues was talked about. Surely the better option is to concentrate on your main concern alone to try to focus on that, then call back a week later and raise another issue. Putting all eggs in the one basket allows China to focus on the one it holds most important rather than the one that concerns Japan the most.

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"Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi on Tuesday expressed strong concerns to his Chinese counterpart about Chinese incursions into territorial waters, the situation in Hong Kong and the human rights situation of China's Uighur minority."

I am 100% sure that China is now re-thinking its' 50 year growth plan due to the Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi's strong expression of concern but I am sure that the statement I just made is not true at all.

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Japan is CONCERNED, is that it? Are they going to DO anything about it? Or just stay concerned and let somebody else do something and then and only then after it is safe to do something join last as usual! It has to be last, just in case there is some trouble...

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concrete action

Don’t say that, erecting concrete structures in the South China Sea is exactly what they’ve been doing :(

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Tokyo is barking at the wrong cat regarding the Tiayutai/Senkaku issue.

It was Uncle Sam that clearly stated that there is indeed a territorial dispute regarding ownership of those isles and that the issue should be amicably settled by Japan, TW and the PROC.

Suga not mentioning Taipei is very cruel and very un-Japanese knowing that the Taiwanese people are the most Nippon friendly in the entire galaxy.

Tokyo should just admit the existence of a territorial dispute and help find a solution acceptable to all parties involved rather than insists on dancing solo.

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Why? It was Muslim land before the Han Chinese showed up and subjugated them. Let the Han Chinese get out.

Sure. Let the Japanese get out of Ryukyu. Let the Americans get out of Hawaii (or the whole of America, except for the natives). Where do we stop? I'm sure North Africa didn't always used to be muslim.

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Japan is very concerning of America's concerns of Hong Kong &Uighur situation because America's concerns is Japan's concerns and Japan must feedback America's concerns of Japan's stance over where she is concerning! Make it simple: Japan is a vassal state of USA, Japan is very concerning Washington's concerning!

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@Desert Tortoise: It was Muslim land before the Han Chinese showed up and subjugated them. Let the Han Chinese get out.

That was definitely NOT TRUE! Complicated history between Han & Uighurs, that was something beyond your knowledges!

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That was definitely NOT TRUE! Complicated history between Han & Uighurs, that was something beyond your knowledges!

SINCE ANCIENT TIMES!!!

LOL

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That was definitely NOT TRUE! Complicated history between Han & Uighurs, that was something beyond your knowledges!

Xinjiang was traditionally populated by nomadic herders ethnically related to the people of modern day Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkey. The native population had lived in the Taklamakan Desert and Tarim Basin for many centuries. About the 10th Century they started to adopt Islam. It was an 18th Century invasion by the Qing Dynasty that placed modern day Xinjiang under Chinese control. Ok, maybe you could argue that since the Qing royalty were Mongols and not Han Chinese that Xinjiang was invaded by the Mongols. Nevertheless since then this region has intermittently been under control of whatever regime sat in Beijing. The Mongols had invaded them in the past and were vanquished. They were under various Turkic regimes intermittently and often were independent states. There was a Uyghur Empire in 8th and 9th Centuries with their own royalty. Some consider them to be the most ancient of the Turkic tribes. Even after the Qing invasion in the 18th Century there were two major rebellions that led to brief periods of independence from the Chinese in 1932-34 as the Uyghurs fought for their independence after the fall of the Qing Dynasty (the USSR backed the Chinese warlord who put down the Uyghur rebellion) and a second East Turkestan Republic from 1944-1959 when the PLA arrived and defeated republican forces there. The fact remains there was no Chinese control of the area until a Qing invasion in the 18th Century. Before that they were not under Chinese control. It is not China's land and what they are doing to the Uyghurs today is genocide.

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Suga not mentioning Taipei is very cruel and very un-Japanese knowing that the Taiwanese people are the most Nippon friendly in the entire galaxy

Not sure I understand how anything related to Taiwan helps Japan advance its claim to the Senkaku Islands? It strikes me that bringing up Taiwan in the discussion would serve only to inflame the mainland Chinese and make any discussions more difficult. Taiwan is not pertinent to the matter at hand.

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