Trump vows China deal on US terms

Jun 2013
1. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Any trade deal the United States makes with China must be on U.S. terms, Donald Trump said on Thursday, as Beijing prepared to take countermeasures in response to the Republican U.S. president’s latest tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese imports.

“China, frankly, would love to make a deal, and it’s got to be a deal on proper terms. It’s got to be a deal, frankly, on our terms. Otherwise, what’s the purpose?” Trump said in an interview on New Hampshire radio station WGIR.

2. As shown by the factors below, China has no choice but to stand fast against the ruthless policies of Trump and other hegemonists.

(a) Trump rules out any "50-50" deal with China.

Trump said in an interview aired on Sunday (May 19, 2019) that his tariffs on Chinese goods are causing companies to move manufacturing out of China to Vietnam and other Asian countries, and added that any agreement to end a trade war with China cannot be a "50-50" deal.

Repeating it in other words, he said that "any pact would have to be on America's terms". Who wants to make a deal on his opponent's terms? If you make a deal on your opponent's terms, you must be an idiot. Similarly if you expect others to cave in on your terms, you must be a moron.

(b) The US loss of credibility

Once Donald Trump moves into the White House, he began to rip his predecessor's deals to shreds. You can imagine what will happen if the Democrat regains the White House. All of Trump's deals will be trashed. Hence how can others make a deal with a country that loses all credibility?

(c) Mercurial Trump

At 94, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is the world's oldest elected leader. Being 21 years older than Donald Trump, he slammed the US leader more than once in public -- well, like the fatherly chastisements of a wayward son.

Mahathir hit the nail on the head when he called US President Donald Trump “mercurial”, saying: "He changes his mind within 24 hours … When you have a man like that, you need to be cautious."

He also called US President Donald Trump an “international bully” and a “villain” for his move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“Today we have an international bully. Trump, go find someone your own size. This (Jerusalem plan) will only stir the anger of the Muslims....We must use all our power to oppose this villain who is the president of the United States,” he said, urging all Muslim countries to cut ties with Israel.

(d) US red tape

It takes a short time for Trump to impose tariffs but a long time to remove them because of red tape.

(e) Trump has become a lame duck and "bounced cheque".

As time goes on, both political parties have discovered that it is not too bad to have a scandal-hit guy as president. If Trump backtracks in his anti-China campaign, bipartisan hegemonists like Latino Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, Republican Senator Mitt Romney of Utah and Democratic Senator Mark Warner of Virginia are ready to enact legislations to bring him back to his "right course" in the protracted trade war.

Due to bipartisan threats to rein him in if he goes off course like a crazy horse, Trump has become a lame duck and "bounced cheque" in any deal with China and other countries.

(f) Like a wolf howling in the dim moonlight, waking up all the vampires and zombies in the nearby cemetery, Trump has aroused the deep-seated Sinophobia among members of both parties in Congress and officers in the State Department, Pentagon, spy agencies and other sections of the US population.

Many Americans have fallen under a delusion that Trump has discovered the secret in dealing with China. Future US presidents may pursue similar anti-China policies with the result that the great power rivalry between the two countries will last for several centuries, if not forever.

Hence it is a matter of the utmost importance for China to deal a crushing defeat to Trump in the so-called trade war in order to save itself, America and all other countries from the upcoming global economic holocaust. :)
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