China official's royal audience stirs...

China official's royal audience stirs ire in Japan

There are 48 comments on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer story from Dec 16, 2009, titled China official's royal audience stirs ire in Japan. In it, Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that:

Japan's prime minister is under fire over allegations that he injected politics into the imperial palace by using his clout to arrange a last-minute audience between Emperor Akihito and China's vice president.

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RayH

Guangzhou, China

#1 Dec 16, 2009
At least Xi Jin-ping did not bow to the Japanese Emperor, unlike Obama.
Mirolyuba

Burnaby, Canada

#3 Dec 17, 2009
He is CCP; so he knows nothing of culture or politeness, nor of history, diplomacy or respect.

A crude criminal desperately trying to prop up a failing illegitimate totalitarian regime such as the CCP's, has no understanding of manners, and no time for them even if he did.

He cares only to fill his rice-bowl and save his own skin.

So he didn't bow. He trembled.
Indian Rambo

Fayetteville, AR

#4 Dec 17, 2009
RayH wrote:
At least Xi Jin-ping did not bow to the Japanese Emperor, unlike Obama.
Chinaman kowtows, not bow
Bob Burns

Kunming, China

#5 Dec 17, 2009
Soon the elite of all countries will be coming to Beijing to seek audience and favor with our powerful and wise leaders

Since: Sep 08

Madison, WI

#6 Dec 17, 2009
So they can accept shanzai questions from shanzai students lol

one big shanzai world
Bob Burns wrote:
Soon the elite of all countries will be coming to Beijing to seek audience and favor with our powerful and wise leaders
lct

Beijing, China

#7 Dec 17, 2009
Sile wrote:
So they can accept shanzai questions from shanzai students lol
one big shanzai world
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Sour grapes.
Great Leap Backwards

Montréal, Canada

#8 Dec 17, 2009
When foreigners go to China, they are laughed at or ridiculed if they do not follow "Chinese culture."

My German friend was in China on business and he was forced to smoke cigarette after cigarette and "bottoms up" many glasses of beer and then take shots of Chinese wine.

He did not sign the business deal, instead he went to South Korea and made the investment there. Cost him a little bit more, but he said it was worth it.

When Chinese go abroad, they expect everything to be to their suiting. They seldom follow the country's rules of ettiquette.

Now that more and more Chinese are travelling abroad, it is being noticed.

So, if he doesn't shake hands in America, bow in Japan, rub noses in Senegal, slap hands in Kenya, or hug in Italy, it's up to him.

It just shows the world that Chinese, like Americans, are very culturally-centric.
Great Leap Backwards

Montréal, Canada

#9 Dec 17, 2009
Bob Burns wrote:
Soon the elite of all countries will be coming to Beijing to seek audience and favor with our powerful and wise leaders
Only a national socialist or an egotistical maniac would make such a statement.

Imagine a Swedish guy dancing around shouting "Sweden is so great! We are so great!"

Not even close to being humble.

No one likes people who "blows cows".
RayH

Guangzhou, China

#10 Dec 17, 2009
Great Leap Backwards wrote:
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Only a national socialist or an egotistical maniac would make such a statement.
Imagine a Swedish guy dancing around shouting "Sweden is so great! We are so great!"
Not even close to being humble.
No one likes people who "blows cows".
On Youtube, there are some Swedish people doing exactly that.
RayH

Guangzhou, China

#11 Dec 17, 2009
Great Leap Backwards wrote:
When foreigners go to China, they are laughed at or ridiculed if they do not follow "Chinese culture."
My German friend was in China on business and he was forced to smoke cigarette after cigarette and "bottoms up" many glasses of beer and then take shots of Chinese wine.
He did not sign the business deal, instead he went to South Korea and made the investment there. Cost him a little bit more, but he said it was worth it.
When Chinese go abroad, they expect everything to be to their suiting. They seldom follow the country's rules of ettiquette.
Now that more and more Chinese are travelling abroad, it is being noticed.
So, if he doesn't shake hands in America, bow in Japan, rub noses in Senegal, slap hands in Kenya, or hug in Italy, it's up to him.
It just shows the world that Chinese, like Americans, are very culturally-centric.
Your German friend is an idiot, as they have the SAME drinking culture in South Korea, except their market is much smaller than China's.

China is just a few months away from surpassing Japan as the world's No. 2 economy, while South Korea is No. 15.
Chinaman-s Chance

Central District, Hong Kong

#12 Dec 17, 2009
Bob Burns wrote:
Soon the elite of all countries will be coming to Beijing to seek audience and favor with our powerful and wise leaders
...so that in the soon to dawn Asian Century they the elites are better steaded to meritocratically and harmoniously oppress and, if needs be, massacre the underclasses. Class conflict from the top down.
RayH

Guangzhou, China

#13 Dec 17, 2009
Chinaman-s Chance wrote:
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...so that in the soon to dawn Asian Century they the elites are better steaded to meritocratically and harmoniously oppress and, if needs be, massacre the underclasses. Class conflict from the top down.
When the next Hong Kong police raid on Chungking Mansions to pick up illegals? Must I call them?
Bob Burns

Kunming, China

#14 Dec 18, 2009
Great Leap Backwards wrote:
When foreigners go to China, they are laughed at or ridiculed if they do not follow "Chinese culture."
My German friend was in China on business and he was forced to smoke cigarette after cigarette and "bottoms up" many glasses of beer and then take shots of Chinese wine.
He did not sign the business deal, instead he went to South Korea and made the investment there. Cost him a little bit more, but he said it was worth it.
When Chinese go abroad, they expect everything to be to their suiting. They seldom follow the country's rules of ettiquette.
Now that more and more Chinese are travelling abroad, it is being noticed.
So, if he doesn't shake hands in America, bow in Japan, rub noses in Senegal, slap hands in Kenya, or hug in Italy, it's up to him.
It just shows the world that Chinese, like Americans, are very culturally-centric.
Perhaps you've heard the phrase "When in Rome, Do as the Romans" I am perfectly happy to assimilate into Chinese culture, adapt to it, be it. Beats my native one hands down
Bob Burns

Kunming, China

#15 Dec 18, 2009
Great Leap Backwards wrote:
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Only a national socialist or an egotistical maniac would make such a statement.
Imagine a Swedish guy dancing around shouting "Sweden is so great! We are so great!"
Not even close to being humble.
No one likes people who "blows cows".
Right. And the west is so humble. Or perhaps it is they of whom you speak
Wise Sage

Shenyang, China

#16 Dec 18, 2009
Bob Burns wrote:
<quoted text>Perhaps you've heard the phrase "When in Rome, Do as the Romans" I am perfectly happy to assimilate into Chinese culture, adapt to it, be it. Beats my native one hands down
When i was abroad, I did not let my daughter "date" boys at age 16. Should I have let her, according to the social norms of that country?

I disagree with the Western saying "When in Rome, do as the Romans do" very strongly for this and many other reasons.
RayH

Shenzhen, China

#17 Dec 18, 2009
Wise Sage wrote:
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When i was abroad, I did not let my daughter "date" boys at age 16. Should I have let her, according to the social norms of that country?
I disagree with the Western saying "When in Rome, do as the Romans do" very strongly for this and many other reasons.
Just be glad your daughter was not doing drugs like other 16 year olds abroad.
Wise Sage

Shenyang, China

#18 Dec 18, 2009
We have stronger familty values. Generally. We would not let them go out until 11 PM to have such a chance. Sure she complained that "The other kids got to go out" but believe me she is grateful for it now.

Western parents let their kids go wild, to the West's peril. Watch more traditional cultures like China rise as a result.
RayH

Shenzhen, China

#19 Dec 18, 2009
Sile wrote:
So they can accept shanzai questions from shanzai students lol
one big shanzai world
<quoted text>
Sile: You finally slipped in one of your postings, admitting that you're a member of "Students for Free Tibet" (SFT), which is a U.S. NED funded NGO headquartered in New York City.

That explains who's paying you for your postings. Ha ha...another "Enslave Tibet" Hippie. Here in China, you're called "Nickel Gang" (Wu Mei Fen Dang).
RayH

Shenzhen, China

#20 Dec 18, 2009
A Nickel a post. Slave wages.
Wong

Pasadena, CA

#21 Dec 18, 2009
Bob Burns wrote:
Soon the elite of all countries will be coming to Beijing to seek audience and favor with our powerful and wise leaders
Yes, world will kiss Chinese ass very soon!

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