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Chinese state tabloid warns Trump: End one China policy and China will take revenge

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Trump won't allow himself to be pushed around by foreign leaders.

Trump will put America first, as he always does!

Too bad China.

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Condemning an imaginary war against Moscow but getting dangerously close to a real one with Beijing.

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Bring it on.

Trump won't allow himself to be pushed around by foreign leaders.

A real leader won't.

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"Unified" China is nothing more China than to get access to the Pacific and the Taiwan economy, other than a psychological historical need. But then.., Taiwan was a major USA and Allied mistake to begin with.

In any case, look at what China is DOING while it is sounding off... It is using every opportunity as an "excuse" to do something advantageous for itself.

What did or do you see it doing?

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The U.S should have NEVER traded and installed U.S grade weapons technology in Taiwan......

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If there really is one China the unelected dictators in Beijing have no right to govern it. Perhaps if they were to cede power to the democratically elected government of Taiwan there might be a case for one China.

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Put America first against Russia

Put America first against China

When it's not Russia, make boogeyman out of China

The more things change, the more things stay the same

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This is kind of scary. It's like if you put two JT posters as the leaders of the two most powerful countries on the planet. On JT it's just a bunch of blustering and hot air. When it's the leaders of these nations, it could lead to war, death and poverty.

Trump will put America first

First after Russia.

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Chinese state tabloid

Red rag to a bull(ship artist)

Commence countdown to twitter tantrum...

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@burning bush Trump won't allow himself to be pushed around by foreign leaders.. Well, he is incredibly thin skinned to it does not take much to set him off... Trump will put America first, as he always does! By the way aren't most of his product line manufactured overseas that surely is taking care of America now isn't it.. Trump puts Trump first the America comes after that always has. Too bad China Well too bad that America moved many of its factories to China to take advantage of cheap labor think America has more to lose than China. @bass4funk bring it on... What exactly do you want to bring on.. A real leader wont... A real leader does not get on Twitter and have a little fit for a start.

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This is not about the PRC. This is about the U.S. relationship with Taiwan, an ally we are legally bound to defend.

Uh ... Ted ... no. The US does not recognize an independent Taiwan, and as such, no treaties exist between the countries - including defense agreements.

Don't poke the dragon in this way. It is a fight that neither the US nor Taiwan can win - everyone would lose, and for what? Status quo is the way to go here.

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@Laguna, and what if the CCP intends to change the status quo in their "favor"? Expanding out in the South China sea, intimidating the smaller neighboring nations, actively attempting to erode the democratic rights of the people of Hong Kong (don't think they haven't stopped protesting), and their thirst to "absorb" Taiwan's government under the CCP's power?

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Honest, I'd argue that the South China Sea is an issue entirely separate from Taiwan - expansionism rather than historical inclusion. China will, I think, negotiate on that point eventually, if sufficient pressure is applied - but the never do so with a third party over Taiwan. The two sides need to work it out themselves.

Also, Ted Cruz is a moron.

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Let sleeping dogs lie.

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"Trump won't allow himself to be pushed around by foreign leaders."

.... Whilst he allows himself to be manipulated by Putin ?

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.... Whilst he allows himself to be manipulated by Putin ?

Can you back that statement up?

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Trump has said that he will not meet with any foreign leaders before he takes office,

He met with Abe .

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@Laguna

This is not about the PRC. This is about the U.S. relationship with Taiwan, an ally we are legally bound to defend.

Uh ... Ted ... no. The US does not recognize an independent Taiwan, and as such, no treaties exist between the countries - including defense agreements.

Actually that's not completely true. In 1979 the "Sino-American Mutual Defense Treaty" was terminated but was replaced by the "Taiwan Relations Act" which was signed into law and states that Taiwan to be treated under U.S. laws the same as "foreign countries, nations, states, governments, or similar entities". The Act also potentially requires the U.S. to intervene militarily if the PRC attacks or invades Taiwan.

I'm not defending Trump in any way, just pointing out that your comment isn't strictly correct in regards to Taiwan's defense. This creates the problem of Trump getting the U.S. that much closer to war and he isn't even President yet!

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The Chinese tabloid might consider ignoring America left wing nonsense. Trump isn't changing any policy, the speculation is nonsense. It is a stronger position yo maintain it.

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Thank you, Jbird - but the Act does not officially recognize Taiwan, does not require the US to defend Taiwan, involves no reciprocity - as "strategic ambiguity," it gives the president leeway in using the military to intervene in cross-strait affairs but implies no obligation. Taiwan is in no official way a US ally.

I'm a big Taiwan fan, having lived there for a few years; also lived for a bit on the Mainland. The situation is very delicate, and the bull in the china shop that is Trump could cause irreversible, catastrophic damage.

Also, Ted Cruz is a moron.

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Heck, even Lyin' Ted is right when he says, " The Chinese do not give us veto power over those with whom they meet. We will continue to meet with anyone, including the Taiwanese, as we see fit.”

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The situation is very delicate, and the bull in the china shop that is Trump could cause irreversible, catastrophic damage.

That might be what China needs.

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My point is that the wording of Articles 2 and 3 of the Taiwan Relations Act is really not that different to the other U.S. Defense agreements in the Adia-Pacific if you look closely. The bottom line is there is little difference between the U.S.'s "legal" defense obligations to Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Australia, or New Zealand and it's "legal" defense obligations to Taiwan. The agreements with other Asia-Pacific countries, including Japan, may be slightly stronger than that of Taiwan, it must be noted that "legally" they are not much different and non of the legally require an immediate military defense! Whether the U.S. comes to the defense of any of the countries, including Taiwan, is a mostly a matter of political will and, with Trump's recent tweets and actions, ... Well, you get the idea. Another step closer to war since China can't back down on Taiwan and Trump, not knowing any better, probably won't ...

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What the Beijing govt is asking for is a continuation of the agreement started during the Nixon administration, and which has been followed for over 40 years. The Shanghai Communique between the USA and Beijing agreed to in 1972 stated that there is only one China, and that Taiwan is part of China. One can argue that it was not wise for Republicans to make the so-called "One China" agreement in the first place, but what is to be gained by what Republicans are currently doing? They are upsetting the apple cart, with no plan to make things better. Disruption for the sake of disruption is not a plan.

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i have question for mr. china-gov: how far does "one china extend"? includes okinawa? includes philipines? more? down under even? where will you stop your fuuking expansionism?

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“Sticking to (the one China) principle is not a capricious request by China upon U.S. presidents, but an obligation of U.S. presidents to maintain China-U.S. relations and respect the existing order of the Asia-Pacific,”

What does America gain by sticking to the one China policy? Will China stop it's cyber-warfare against he US? Will China stop stealing from US corporations? Will China stop cheating on it's trade policies resulting in a huge trade imbalance? Will China stop it's military adventures in the south west Pacific? The status quo is all one sided so I can understand why China would want to try to scare Trump into keeping things the way they are. But America would be stupid not to try and change the way things are going. Change can be scary for the Trump haters out there and for Communist dictatorships like China - but it is necessary and the right thing to do for stability in the region.

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So what's the endgame here? Recognize Taiwan "just because"?

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Seems like some folks aren't really paying attention to what the CCP has been doing. The majority of the CCP's actions are leading up to confrontation. The only time when the CCP backs down is when they're forced to. The problem is not China, and it's not Taiwan. It's the CCP's power grab. The party believes it should own everything, and control everything.

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Time to start playing Hard Ball with the bully on the block. Let the GAMES Begin: How about off the coast of Okinawa, on that island full of SAMS to START with.

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The situation is very delicate, and the bull in the china shop that is Trump could cause irreversible, catastrophic damage.

That might be what America needs.

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How will the Chinese people demand revenge? By going into all the city, town, and village squares and confronting tanks? I don't think any one outside the government gates in Beijing cares about anything more than being left alone and free from the Party's scrutiny.

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Sticking to one China Policy!

Taiwan was not China. So Taiwan and Communist Republic of China are two countries. One China policy was intact and nothing has change. My friend Taiwanese said they are Taiwanese and not Chinese.

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So what's the endgame here? Recognize Taiwan "just because"?

There's another country that benefits if the US and China relations degenerate.

That third country can then play both off each other in the great game of global supremacy.

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It's hard to believe the people here blithely rattling sabers at China are the same people who spent months wringing their hands about Hillary's supposed-but-never-actually-evidenced warmongering.

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Within the Joint Communiqué on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations signed between PRC and the USA also agrees on the two below.

Both wish to reduce the danger of international military conflict.

Neither should seek hegemony in the Asia-Pacific region or in any other region of the world and each is opposed to efforts by any other country or group of countries to establish such hegemony.

Looks as if PRC had already broken the agreement first.

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So what's the endgame here? Recognize Taiwan "just because"?

Maybe because Taiwan is a democracy and China is a one party dictatorship that is waging cyber-warfare against the US government, businesses, and private citizens? That's good enough reason for most people. Let the Communists go build another island in international waters. Being nice to them doesn't seem to have any effect on their bullying ways either.

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