China official's royal audience stirs ire in Japan

Dec 16, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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

#42 Dec 24, 2009
snowflake wrote:
not in the American history books it says that we won.
Right, U.S. won Vietnam? Ha ha.

OK, I give you this much credit. With 30 times more firepower than China, the Korean War was a TIE.
Obilisk

Scranton, PA

#44 Dec 25, 2009
America didn't have a million people to use as cannon fodder.

"Volunteers" indeed.

You're just lucky the President fired McCarthur. Beijing would have been home to 'kao ren' instead of 'kao ya'.
RayH

Guangzhou, China

#45 Dec 25, 2009
Obilisk wrote:
America didn't have a million people to use as cannon fodder.
"Volunteers" indeed.
You're just lucky the President fired McCarthur. Beijing would have been home to 'kao ren' instead of 'kao ya'.
Because Truman doesn't want a few hundred thousand Americans dead in China, just a few years after W.W.II ended. Korean War was very unpopular with the U.S. public at the time.
UFK

Sydney, Australia

#46 Aug 7, 2010
RayH wrote:
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Right, U.S. won Vietnam? Ha ha.
OK, I give you this much credit. With 30 times more firepower than China, the Korean War was a TIE.
Shxt prediction Stxpid dumb asxx RayH
UCC

Sydney, Australia

#47 Jan 28, 2011
Japanese king is gay..
Doidoihyarara

Machi, Japan

#48 Feb 7, 2011
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.
I dont get this-beer is a western invention, the Chinese used to refer to it as horse piss until the last century.

I wouldnt smoke cancer sticks just to get on with my Chinese hosts. Its my money.
But the opening line about them laughing at foreigners sounds abit like S Korea or Japan used to be (and sometimes still are).

Invest in Hong Kong instead?
Doidoihyarara

Machi, Japan

#49 Feb 7, 2011
RayH wrote:
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Keep reading. In W.W.I, W.W.II, Korea, Vietnam, etc. China was all on the winning side.
Vietnam is traditionally China's rival. A Chiense American journalist once interviewed Deng Xiaoping and he put her down, saying "Are you Vietnamese?"

Ah, I get it. You mean that brief "punitive" invasion of Vietnam by China in 1979. I seem to remember seeing this debated on this site before. Hard to say China "won" that-they got the fcuk out real quick!

Now some anal guy is going to pop up and say "China beat Vietnam". I cant be assked replying, so I ll just print what Wikipedia says on this:
Location Sino-Vietnamese border
Result Both sides claimed victory

* Chinese withdrawal

* Continued Vietnamese occupation of Cambodia

(so the Chinese objective can be said to have failed-it did not stop Vietnam occupying the former Chinese ally, Cambodia).

So, results were mixed. Only a CCP man from Mainland China would claim it was a complete victory.

Nuff said. If you have any questions, look it up on Wikipedia if your server in China lets you.
UK best

Fairfield, Australia

#50 Feb 22, 2011
Why Japan lost the War i n ii. They look strong but did not win .

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