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Posted in: Criminal complaint filed over Sri Lankan's death at immigration facility See in context

In fact, detainees can continue to abuse the system by filing appeal after appeal if their claims for asylum are denied

Convicted murderers receive medical attention in prison; what’s your point?

Even if you play the game and appeal numerous of times, it doesn’t mean you deserve to be neglected then die.

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Posted in: 100 kgs of cherries stolen from trees in Yamagata See in context

Satonishiki is overrated. Try some Bing cherries or Windsor Sweet or Lambert.

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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of Osaka karaoke parlor owner See in context

Karaoke bars usually have surveillance cameras everywhere.

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Posted in: Japan says China's military strategy unclear, of serious concern See in context

Twenty-eight Chinese air force aircraft, including fighters and nuclear-capable bombers, entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday this week. It is the largest reported incursion to date.

It's unclear if this is a response to G7 statements over the weekend or the US Senators taking a military aircraft to Taiwan to announce the 750,000 doses of vaccine donation in early June.

Taking a military aircraft and landing in Taipei sends Beijing a message. Flying four H-6 bombers, which can carry nuclear weapons, around the southern part of Taiwan sends Taipei a message. Lots of messages are being sent from both sides.

Saddam's military organization, doctrine and equipment was not that different than that of the PLA. To see how precise western weapons were and how a numerically inferior force steamrolled the Iraqis really scared them.

Have Chinese pilots never been in a dog fight post WWII? Warbirds Extreme and Ace Combat 7 are not the same as Desert Storm.

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Posted in: Japan says China's military strategy unclear, of serious concern See in context

"China has been in beefing up its military capacity very rapidly and we are not sure what the Chinese intentions are," Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi told the European Parliament's security and defense sub-committee."

Im not a Military Expert by any stretch of the imagination, however everyone except the Japanese can understand what China's military is up to.

It's clear to everyone including Japan. "We are not sure what the Chinese intentions are" is an expression to avoid worsening relations.

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Posted in: Japan says China's military strategy unclear, of serious concern See in context

alling for Beijing to explain why it was also rapidly developing its air force, now the third-largest in the world

It is to remove air cover for opposing naval forces to set the theatre for naval battle in the South China Seas.

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Posted in: China set to send first crew to new space station Thursday See in context

While it's good that China is sending missions, NASA was on Mars long before even the Chinese Space Agency was formed. NASA has already sent- 5 rovers to the red planet. It has a probe outside the solar system and the only Jupiter and Saturn orbiters. 

The comments so far are only based on government space agencies: USA, Russia, Japan, China. What is interesting is the U.S. has private companies with the sorts of capabilities that entire nation states still cannot achieve. We should add Jeff and Elon to the discussion. The race to the Moon might end up being Blue Origin vs SpaceX.

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Posted in: Paris Jackson says paparazzi caused her long-term trauma See in context

What’s everyone’s take on Leaving Neverland?

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Posted in: Paris Jackson says paparazzi caused her long-term trauma See in context

Not Paris Jackson’s mother but there were children through a surrogate I remember the news.

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Posted in: Paris Jackson says paparazzi caused her long-term trauma See in context

She’s not adopted. There was a surrogate mother I recall back in the day.

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Posted in: Warning to athletes: Follow the rules at Tokyo Olympics, or else See in context

Rules here are given like decrees. They’re misguided in thinking Olympic athletes will follow rules like the Japanese follow rules.

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Posted in: S Korea holds drills around disputed islets amid row over canceled Japan talks See in context

what 'Takeshima' literally means: bamboo island 竹島, but there is no bamboo in Takeshima.

That's nice but not really how disputes go. Like they would care if there's bamboo or shampoo on the island. They're saying the island is theirs.

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Posted in: S Korea holds drills around disputed islets amid row over canceled Japan talks See in context

Why didn’t Japan defend the islands when South Korea took them?

Japan took them when they were on the peninsula then Korea took them back. Sounds fair.

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Posted in: U.S. intel report warns of more violence by QAnon followers See in context

Perhaps they need to be arrested and put into vocational training and education camps. Just throwing them into prison will not help them to rehabilitate.

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Posted in: China slams G7 'manipulation' after Xinjiang, Hong Kong criticism See in context

 "start acting more responsibly in terms of international norms on human rights".

"We will promote our values, including by calling on China to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms"

Why can't they mention "genocide?" It's like they're afraid to be punished economically.

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Posted in: G7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations See in context

The language on China in the G7 leaders' communique from the meeting was more muted than the United States has used, but Biden said he was satisfied. On China's economic behavior, the group said it would "consult on collective approaches to challenging non-market policies and practices which undermine the fair and transparent operation of the global economy.”

The leaders also said they would promote their values by calling on China to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms in Xinjiang, where Beijing is accused of committing serious human rights abuses against the Uyghur minority, and in the semi-autonomous city of Hong Kong.

7 of the most powerful countries and they cannot even say "genocide" to China. How is it that there is genocide going on but G7 calls on China to "respect human rights?" You all don't find this weak?

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Posted in: China slams G7 'manipulation' after Xinjiang, Hong Kong criticism See in context

China gets no domestic criticism, so it does not understand how to handle it when it comes from the international sector.

This. China's way of handling criticism is imprisonment but that won't work against the international sector.

I do my best not to buy and always check the country of origin, but usually there is no choice but to buy products made in China as there is NO alternative manufacturer!!!

Buying a lampshade from another country is not going to make any difference. Cutting off iron ore exports from Australia to China would be a start. It needs to be on such a scale to make a difference.

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Posted in: China cautions G7 that 'small' groups don't rule the world See in context

No, US、UK, Germany, France all provided ODA to PRC. In case of Japan, 3.3 trillion yen for 40 years up to 2018 even after PRC GDP surpassed Japan's in 2012

Definitely yes. I was referring to their greatest time of need, which imo, is when their country was about to be devoured by Japan.

No, US、UK, Germany, France all provided ODA to PRC. In case of Japan, 3.3 trillion yen for 40 years up to 2018 even after PRC GDP surpassed Japan's in 2012

True China should be grateful. Forcible, but these companies still sign and are still making money from the transfer of technology which is the remuneration in the contract. That's the ticket they charge to enter their market. To say they've copied everything would be akin to saying Toyota copied American automobile technology. They've taken the high speed railway, improved upon it and created the top system in the world; 300+km/hour, Maglev, reasonable priced tickets, and so on.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 209 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 936 See in context

They time it so that it'll be 20 right before the Olympics.

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Posted in: G7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations See in context

Not every European power has viewed China in as harsh a light as Biden, who has painted the rivalry with the techno-security state as the defining competition of the 21st century.

It seems that the US and UK leaders are unaware how much the world has changed. They see themselves as global leaders, but Europe and Japan are not eager to follow them. They are out-of-date and don’t even know it yet. Embarrassing.

Johnson called Biden “a breath of fresh air.” Italian Premier Mario Draghi said the president “wanted to rebuild what were the traditional alliances of the United States after the period of Trump, during which these alliances were seriously cracked.”

Whatever progress is made run the risks of being undone by the next US administration every four or eight tears. Wash rinse repeat. Trump is considering running in ‘24. The US can’t lead effectively when the leadership changes so quickly.

The prime ministers and presidents also mingled with Queen Elizabeth II at a royal reception, ate steak and lobster at a beach barbecue and watched an aeronautic display by the Royal Air Force Red Arrows during their stay by the sea.

Without lobster and rum, how can you ask them to come up with good ideas to save the world?

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Posted in: China cautions G7 that 'small' groups don't rule the world See in context

After years of humiliation? They get their feelings hurt constantly by every little thing and are petty enough that always remember the bad stuff.

Yes, they constantly mention the Opium War. It is their “Remember the Alamo.”

What about all the good things that were given to them? The aid and assistance that was provided over the last century?

That was to the government in Taiwan. We embargoed China causing economic damage and poverty because they’re Communist.

Did they forget how much the US had aided them in their greatest time of need?

When Japan invaded yes, but that was to the government in Taiwan.

China had spend the last century copying everything they can get their hands of and had been treated with delicate care by the western world for far too long.

There are contracts for transfer of technology. Train companies for example, the ones involved in bidding for the high speed rail in China, are paid for the transfer of technology. You can’t really blame these companies for seeking profit.

The G7 might not able to dictate the world but they sure can strangle a aggressive nation

The G7 is a club that won’t strangle China because there are conflicts of interest with domestics industries who support their administrations not to mention elections.

who ignore human rights at every turn and constantly bully others using their large military.

China does not see every country as equals as in the statement released. They use trade to coerce countries to adopt policies in favor of China or to refrain from criticizing China. Australia is being bullied by China. The G7 should be concern with other countries in addition to their own.

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Posted in: Biden urges G7 leaders to call out and compete with China See in context

The problem with the US is that they’re not really interested in competing with China; they’re content with just showing they’ve done better than the previous administration.

Party also comes before country. The Republicans dream of a one party authoritarian government like the CCP. Imagine. Republicans want to control both the House and Senate, as well as executive and judicial branch. That’s the CCP.

To compete against China you’ve got to first not try and tear each other apart.

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Posted in: Biden urges G7 leaders to call out and compete with China See in context

The leaders planned to attend a barbecue Saturday night, complete with toasted marshmallows, hot buttered rum and a performance by a sea shanty troupe.

I am sure they enjoyed this more than the China this China that.

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Posted in: Japan says ties with Taiwan are only unofficial See in context

Japan's relations with Taiwan are nongovernmental and practical and are based on Tokyo's recognition of China as the sole legitimate government, a top Japanese official said Friday, 

This is the right response; tell China what she wants to hear, gain market access, and keep milking the cash cow.

On the other hand, it’s fine if you want to make a point to China, but don’t make the farmers and fishermen or companies pay.

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Posted in: Suga refers to Taiwan as country, drawing fire from China See in context

Not very wise.

I agree. Australia politician makes a remark on going to war with China over Taiwan: trade dispute, millions of dollars lost, and the rock lobster industry brought to its knees.

The Australian defence minister, Peter Dutton, has said a conflict involving China over Taiwan cannot be discounted but he insists the government’s focus remains on having “good relations” with Beijing.

This is the archetypic response: we support Taiwan, but we want to trade with China.

Suga, unlike Dutton, does not have to guts to say to China " conflict involving China over Taiwan cannot be discounted."

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Posted in: Suga refers to Taiwan as country, drawing fire from China See in context

Let’s face it, the only country capable of mounting a campaign to assist Taiwan is the US and does anyone seriously think that biden will turn his back on his good friend President Xi?

No, some ships will pass through the straight and military sales will take place but that’s the extent. Why should American companies lose millions of dollars over Taiwan? No one wants to get involved if it means losing money.

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Posted in: Suga refers to Taiwan as country, drawing fire from China See in context

There are 2 Chinas. One a communist dictatorship and the other a democracy.

Taiwan doesn't want to be a China. It wants to recognize as an independent state, Taiwan. Unfortunately, you have to shed some blood: American Revolution, French Revolution, Meiji Restoration and so on. Can't just say, I am a country now.

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Posted in: Teacher arrested over video voyeurism in girl’s toilet at elementary school See in context

Sex offender registry list with notification set up by the government please.

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Posted in: Suga refers to Taiwan as country, drawing fire from China See in context

Taiwan, the Republic of China. It’s time Taiwan change its name.

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Posted in: China defends cultural links with Japan amid online nationalist fury See in context

I have said for the last 30yrs china will either EXPLOUD or IMPLODE or perhaps BOTH!!!

If you look at their history, the dynasty lasts a couple of hundred years. The CCP will at very least bring GDP to no 1 in the world within a decade. PPP is already no 1.

The infrastructure is vibrant and technology is steaming ahead. It compelled to US to spend $250 billion in the China Competitive Act. China makes the US want to be better.

Iron sharpens iron.

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