Monday, December 12, 2016

China's State Media: "Trump as Ignorant as a Child"

Oh boy, here we go.

In an editorial published on Monday, China's state-run, The Global Times, slammed the US president-elect Donald Trump for being “as ignorant as a child in terms of foreign policy” as it ruled out negotiation over the one-China policy.

Beijing would have no reason to “put peace above using force to take back Taiwan” if Trump abandoned the policy, which recognises Taiwan as part of China, stated the editorial in the state-run newspaper published by the People’s Daily.

Trump had on Sunday questioned during an interview on US news programme Fox News Sunday whether Washington should continue with the policy if Beijing did not make concessions on trade and other issues.

“I don’t know why we have to be bound by a one-China policy unless we make a deal with China having to do with other things, including trade,” Trump said on the programme in response to a question on his taking a phone call from Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen.

In Global Times, the editorial stated: “The one-China policy is not something that can be negotiated. It seems Trump knows only about business. He thinks he can put a price on everything.
“At that time [after Trump abandons the one-China policy] ... mainland China will put forward a series of decisive new Taiwan policies. We will prove that the United States no longer dominates the Taiwan Strait.”

Trump is stirring stuff up for no good reason. Not good.

(via The South China Morning Post)

1 comment:

  1. In all fairness "as ignorant as a child" could have described Obama when he took office. Actually, it still applies. I suspect Trump will be a much faster learner.