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Trump's trade 'extortion' won't work, China state media outlet says

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Chinese state media on Monday lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump's trade policies in an unusually personal attack,

I wonder if the intent is to goad Trump into even more mole-whacking and knee-jerk decisions knowing how thin skinned he is and hoping he'll mess up bigly.

Xi is in charge - for life. Trump has an election coming in a couple of years.

The CCP members have few able to challenge them for the foreseeable future. Trump's GOP have elections in a couple months.

Throughout China's history its leaders have shown their willingness to 'sacrifice' their own people (Tiananmen not too far back, cultural revolution, etc.) in order to maintain power.

China has been making long range economic plans. US corporations care about next quarter's profits.

Millions of Chinese workers can be out of work and the CCP won't blink.

The US has had the world's strongest economy. Trump's putting it at risk.

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"Governing a country is not like doing business,"

Another translation is: Running a country is different from running a business.

And enriching family, may I add.

The Africanized bees are already there now its the politics turn.

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China's economy is not so strong at the moment and getting weaker by the day due to Trumps trade moves. It will all work out in the end.

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"Governing a country is not like doing business,"

Even if it were, Trump has driven all his businesses into bankruptcy. So far only FOX (surprise surprise) thinks the trade war is good. But we all know FOX isn't news to begin with, but a fiction channel.

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PTownsendToday  02:57 pm JST

Mainland China also has a long history of revolution against a tyranny government in which many dynasties had fallen due to not taking care of the people.

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If US companies want to manufacture in China, they have to transfer their technology to China to make their products. I don't understand the tech-transfer issue. Besides, Chinese only have to access the USPTO homepage, and they can view all US patents and get the tech for free if they want.

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and a steep decline in the value of the yuan versus the dollar 

Which means the Chinese exported goods will become even more cheap and beneficial for China. Lol.

Throughout China's history its leaders have shown their willingness to 'sacrifice' their own people

This time the Chinese gov don't even need to do any "sacrificing", since Chinese people and the whole world knows it is Trump and America that first started this trade war. This really gives Xi Jinping even more legitimation and support from Chinese people, because the "aggressor" is America here.

China's economy is not so strong at the moment and getting weaker by the day due to Trumps trade moves. It will all work out in the end.

Yea, 6.7% growth and record surplus with USA just last month is making Donald Trump the winner here.

Delusional people are just..... delusional. LOL.

Mainland China also has a long history of revolution against a tyranny government in which many dynasties had fallen due to not taking care of the people.

Which won't happen now because the "tyranny government" is clearly on the other side of Pacific a.k.a United States of America which starts a trade war with China.

I bet Xi Jinping and his advisors are having a belly laugh in Zhongnanhai everyday, looking at how Trump giving his "eternal reign" a free and easy legitimation and credibility.

Such is the naivety of Donald John Trump and his supporters. LOL.

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Which means the Chinese exported goods will become even more cheap and beneficial for China. Lol.

If it were an article about the dollar falling in value you'd be saying how ruinous it is that the cost of imports increased. You're confirmation bias is obnoxious.

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They are right. Trump has made China look clever with his clueless ignorance.

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"Chinese state media on Monday lambasted U.S. President Donald Trump's trade policies in an unusually personal attack"

So here we have evidence that we finally have a U.S. president willing to stand up for American workers.

Oh my...

Swamp Watch: China, Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLMEbNgtiMM

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@serrano So here we have evidence that we finally have a U.S. president willing to stand up for American workers.

While hiring foreign workers for his properties.

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and a steep decline in the value of the yuan versus the dollar 

Which means the Chinese exported goods will become even more cheap and beneficial for China. Lol.

No it never gets better since import of natural resources goes up due to the depression of the Yuan against all currency.

OPEC pegs their currency to the dollar and most all natural resource index moves with the dollar as well.

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China says a lot of things when the day is long.

Hold the line!

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How are the nogatiations going?

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I think President Trump should bring the disputed features in the S.China Sea into the trade negotiations. The Great Firewall needs to come down and Chinese Govt censorship needs to end.

Everything is connected.

If the trade situation wasn't causing issues, seems like they wouldn't be talking about it not causing issues.

US companies want to be able to sell stuff in China on a level playing field withing being forced to turn over key technologies to mandated China Govt approved internal companies. Ask Microsoft, Cisco, Apple, Google, Facebook, Loral, GE, Pratt & Whitney, Boeing, about the things they've been forced to give or had taken.

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