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Japan To Send Envoy To China For Island Talks [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2013-2-16 09:19:59 |Display all floors
Saturday 16 February 2013.




Japan will next week send a foreign ministry official to Beijing for three days for talks on an ongoing territorial dispute and North Korea's recent nuclear test, a report said Saturday.

Tokyo will dispatch Shinsuke Sugiyama, head of the ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs bureau, for the meetings with Chinese government officials from Tuesday, Kyodo news agency said, citing a ministry source.

The relationship between the Asian giants has cooled over the territorial row involving the Japanese-controlled Senkaku islands, which Beijing claims as the Diaoyus, which last year triggered anti-Japan rallies across China.

Sugiyama is expected to raise Tokyo's concerns about a Chinese frigate locking its weapons-control radar onto one of its destroyers last month, the report said, in an incident Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called "provocative" and "dangerous."

China has flatly denied the accusation.

The envoy will also discuss the response to North Korea's third nuclear test, which it conducted this week, with Tokyo under pressure to keep China onside as the wider world seeks Beijing's support for stricter sanctions on Pyongyang.

Chinese protests over the disputed islands in the East China Sea and an unofficial consumer boycott have stung Japanese businesses operating in the world's second largest economy.

Some observers have warned diplomatic tensions could degenerate into a military clash, with potentially disastrous consequences for the region.

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Post time 2013-2-16 09:36:08 |Display all floors
some good news

Maybe  3 days in Beijing and another 3 days in Tokyo to settle this
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Post time 2013-2-16 10:07:43 |Display all floors
laincoubert Post time: 2013-2-16 09:36
some good news

Maybe  3 days in Beijing and another 3 days in Tokyo to settle this

This will need many months of high-level meetings.

This is not an easy problem to solve.

China will need their most skilled negotiators.
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Post time 2013-2-16 14:00:20 |Display all floors
I really really do not see these talks going anywhere just like in the previous years.
Put out your right arm. Hold back your left arm......
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Post time 2013-2-16 14:24:01 |Display all floors
Predictable Positions of the Pirates of Nippon

1.  Sugiyama will insist that Diaoyudao is part of Japan.
2.  Sugiyama will insist that there is no dispute over the sovereignty of Japan over Dioayudao.
3.  Sugiyama will insist that Chinese radar-locking of intruder Japanese ships and planes is wrong, dangerous and provocative - rather than the Japanese military presence inside China's air and sea space being wrong, dangerous and provocative.

Predictable Positions of the Pirates of Britain and Australia
1.  Aye to Japan.
2.  Nay to China.
3.  China is the one that is wrong, dangerous and provocative, not Japan, nor Britain, nor Australia - even if the opposite is true.

China should expel Sugiyama the moment he starts lying about Japan's sovereignty over Dioayudao, and declare him a persona non grata because of the untruths he has told about Diaoyudao.  A dispute over China's diplomatic sanctions against Sugiyama will equate to a dispute over the soveregnty over Diaoyudao.  If Japan escalates, expel Japan's ambassador to China as well.  At some point, the dispute over Diaoyudao will be recognized by Japan as a dispute over its very status as a sovereign country.
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Post time 2013-2-16 14:31:40 |Display all floors
CVHuan Post time: 2013-2-16 14:00
I really really do not see these talks going anywhere just like in the previous years.

An agreement needs to be reached, even if it takes months.
Trade and money are involved.

I believe there is a solution, if both sides are prepared to change their positions.
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Post time 2013-2-16 14:49:19 |Display all floors
abramicus Post time: 2013-2-16 14:24
Predictable Positions of the Pirates of Nippon

1.  Sugiyama will insist that Diaoyudao is part of J ...

There is a solution, but it may require some fresh thinking and China's best negotiators.

It might be a big help if future meetings are held in a neutral Asian country that has no coast.
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