Japan won't do anything. Japan is an ally to no one but itself.
What a selfish and narrow-minded view!
In case China attacked the Senkaku Islands and that the US had the same kind of negative view, who will come to the rescue?
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In addition to serving his sentence in prison, this man should pay for all medical costs for his colleagues and those who were infected by his reckless action.
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Brazil provides about 20% of China's needed iron ore while Australia provides over 60%. Australia is by far the worlds biggest supplier and there just is no other source of production in operation that can replace Australian ore at this point.
With the current market tightness together with long-term reliability and political stability, it is difficult for China to source iron ore from alternative sources in both short and long terms. And Beijing is well aware of that.
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China on Thursday said Australia's sudden scrapping of a Belt and Road Initiative deal risked "serious harm" to relations and warned of retaliatory actions, but Canberra insisted it would not be bullied.
I hope China will not inflict itself this time.
In case Xi Jinping and his government have the guts, they should consider banning China from buying Australian iron ore and see who will suffer.
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Beijing has struggled to gain international trust for its vaccine candidates, hindered by a lack of transparency on test results.
To date, there is no evidence that Xi Jinping had been vaccinated and that could be an indication that Chinese vaccines are still continually being developed for top Communist Party leaders. The free world should only accepted the validity of Chinese vaccine when Xi Jinping is publicly seen rolling up his sleeves for COVID-19 shot.
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"I have been interested in cosmetic surgery from a young age, and I studied online and listened to my relative who is a doctor," investigators quoted Nhung as saying.
It is possible that Nhung has worked as an assistant for her relative for years before she set up her own. To crack down on tax evasion and protect public health and the integrity of the cosmetic profession, the Japanese Police should question Nhung's relative.
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The US, the QUAD, and the free world need to protect Taiwan at all cost. In case China successfully invaded Taiwan or damaged its semiconductor plants, Biden Government's epic “Made in the Free World” project would surely be vulnerable.
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The fishing boat’s activity and movement or the cause of the capsizing was not known.
In case there are plenty of sophisticated electronic equipments found in the boat, you can surely know that these men are the Chinese Maritime Militia (CMM).
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Iran vs US and EU: Who blinks first will give in.
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Since the antiquity, with typical characteristics of a big bully and a coward, China has applied a strategy called "Soft: seize, Tough: back off."
Once the vulnerable countries join forces and are ready to fight hard against China, this coward would surely back down.
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Sen. Lindsey Graham, who spoke with Trump on Saturday night, acknowledged that Trump is “mad at some folks,” but also “ready to move on and rebuild the Republican Party” and “excited about 2022."
Excuse me Graham, did you mean Trump vowed to rebuild the GOP or continue to dismantle it?
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Unless the WHO team can travel to Wu Han at the time Australia pushed for a global inquiry into COVID origin, and have the right to contact the relatives of the COVID victims to find out how their loved ones died or interview the doctors who first reported the virus to the government, this pseudo investigation only serves China and Tedros.
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Kishi said Monday the Souryu was unable to avoid hitting the commercial vessel despite the ship being visible in the submarine's periscope as it surfaced.
Given the delay of more than 3 hours, it is possible that the screw of this submarine has something serious to hide. This incident remind me the criminal case of Katsutoshi Jitsukawa, the first officer of Japan Airline, in the ABC News article titled "Japan Airlines cracks down on pilots drinking alcohol, upgrades breathalysers internationally" on November 16, 2018:
..."Katsutoshi Jitsukawa had drunk about two bottles of wine and a pitcher of beer the night before he was due to fly from London's Heathrow Airport last month.
He had tried to avoid colleagues to mask the smell of alcohol as they prepared for their flight.
But the driver of a crew bus smelt alcohol on his breath and told police, who charged him for violating British aviation law.
Tests found the 42-year-old first officer had 189 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood in his system — a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of 0.189, almost 10 times the 0.02 BAC limit for a pilot.
the Japan Navy needs to properly investigate this incident and punish the culprits in the harshest way to avoid more serious disasters.
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To date, the image of Japanese politicians bowing low as way to apologise for their guilts is becoming a mix of cliché and humour. Probably, now is time to change ways to apology for those who are fully aware of their wrong doings and still commit them.
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Unless the current US policies are against national interests, Biden needs to avoid doing what Trump had done against Obama's good policies if he would want to unite both sides of politics.
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To deal with this latest aggressive move of China, Vietnam and other claimants need to join the QUAD and take China to Arbitration over the Southeast Asia Sea.
In the meantime, the US under the Biden Government needs to show the free world that China's aggressiveness will be stopped by the QUAD, as well as boycott and sanction.
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Who are the critics and where do they draw the line?
Personally, I just could not see anything wrong with these two photos. Her eyes are bright and her smile is warm as usual.
Yes, Kamala Harris's complexion looks a bit brighter but does she have to appear to be dark?
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The Avenger Today 07:51 am JST
To give meaning to his words, that implies Senator Mitch McConnell will vote to convict and prohibit Trump from enjoying "any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States". If he doesn't, his words mean nothing to me.
I couldn't agree with you more.
In case McConnell and many more republican senators do vote to convict Trump, it is a good indication that the GOP is trying to rebuild its brand image and winning back trust of voters and big donors.
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With Trump's self-interests, it is likely that he will pardon those who would return his favour after his last day in office.
It is interesting to see if Trump would pardon the rioters who faithfully responded to his call and now claim "Trump made me do it.".
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The ingredients included New Zealand milk powder and whey powder from Ukraine, the government said.
To be precise and fair, the Chinese government needs to indicate that other major ingredients, such as water, air, sugar, egg, vanilla essence, and sweetened condensed milk together with workers all come from China.
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For Republican senators, the trial will be a perhaps final test of their loyalty to the defeated president and his legions of supporters in their states back home. It will force a further re-evaluation of their relationship with Trump, who lost not only the White House but majority control of the Senate, as they recall their own experiences sheltering at the Capitol as a pro-Trump mob ransacked the building.
This Trump trial is not only a "vote of conscience" but also a vote of common sense."
For the latter, what is the point to be loyal to the person who has lost his own election after one term, destroyed the brand image of the GOP leading to shock defeats of both houses, and not less important, this person incited his cult members to attack the US Congress' holy temple.
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I fully endorse Pelosi's call and believe that it is time for the GOP to rebuild the ruins.
Just more than an hour ago, the ABC News reported that numerous big corporate donors – including Coca-Cola, Walmart, Hallmark, Amazon, Airbnb, and MasterCard – are pulling their political donations from America's Republicans (please refer to the article titled "Corporate donors flee Republican Party following Capitol Hill riot, and it's only the beginning."
I believe that unless the GOP politicians can demonstrate that Trump's influence on GOP is dead, buried, and cremated, more big companies will follow suit.
Particularly, there is no better opportunity for those who voted to reject the certification of the Electoral College votes and also those who are Trump's allies to do the right thing by joining their ten ethical GOP senators to convict Trump in the current impeachment.
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Given Trump's days in office numbered, there is no better time for Kim to remind the Biden Government that he is still well and ready for show time again!
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China will "provide a broader space for companies from all over the world, including Starbucks and other American companies, to develop in China.
Do not be fooled by Xi's sweet words.
I believe unless the US and the free world join together in the fight against China's intellectual property theft, the situation will maintain the status quo or be worsen. And moving business out of China is the only way to force China stopping its unethical economic development practices.
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zichi Today 07:18 am JST
Trump is highly likely to pardon himself.
With the unpredictability and instability of Trump, anything can happen.
Nonetheless, the US Department of Justice in 1974 clearly stated in what circumstances the US president can be pardoned:
"Under the fundamental rule that no one may be a judge in his own case, the President cannot pardon himself.
If under the Twenty-Fifth Amendment the President declared that he was temporarily unable to perform the duties of the office, the Vice President would become Acting President and as such could pardon the President. Thereafter the President could either resign or resume the duties of his office" (For more details, please refer to https://www.justice.gov/olc/opinion/presidential-or-legislative-pardon-president).
In the end, Trump's fate is in the hand of Pence who can either invoke constitutional authority under the 25th Amendment or pardon his sinful president.
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Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, the word China has become synonymous with cover-up, corruption, and untrustworthiness.
I hope that with determination, diligence, and sacrifice, the independent investigation team will be able to find out the origin of this virus. In case China was found to be the culprit, it must be held financially accountable for this epic disaster.
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The best way the Biden government can do is to daily give Kim Jong Un plenty of whiskey, cognac, butter, blue-diamond pills, and cigarette.
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To rebuild the GOP from the ruins, the GOP need to get rid of Trump and his cult members once and for all and chose an ethical and visionary leader like Mitt Romney. Also, the GOP needs those members who truely care about the US democracy and decency by endorsing Joe Biden.
As for Ted Cruz and other GOP politicians who are opportunist scavengers and cowards, let them found their own party whose main members are right-wing extremists, thugs, and brainless militants.
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