Trump versus China

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  1. I don’t think there is a mute button for Trump. The world is going to listen and it’s going to have to listen.

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    • Gezza

       /  6th December 2016

      Unfortunately for Xi Trump is “highly educated”. He is “smart”. He knows the situation with China is “out of control”. “Biggly”. The president of Taiwan is “classy”. “Beautiful”, even. Things are going to change. The change will be “huge”, “terrific”, and Xi will find them “amazing”. There is nothing Xi can say that can beat Trump’s rejoinders because he “knows words – he has the best words”.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  6th December 2016

        Please tell me that you are being sarcastic. :-/

        I was always told that self-praise is no recommendation, DT doesn’t seem to have been. Only in America do people applaud themselves.

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        • Gezza

           /  6th December 2016

          Of course I was, but re self-praise being no recommendation, does this apply to being more well-read than other people, having a more extensive vocabulary and understanding of English words than anybody else, knowing everything there is to know about grammar, and poetry, and knowing more languages than the hoi polloi?

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  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  6th December 2016

    Apparently the Taiwan move was well planned and a signal to China the US is back in charge.

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    • Gezza

       /  6th December 2016

      Now that we know China invented Climate Change to ruin US manufacturers that situation can be forgotten about as well.

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    • Corky

       /  6th December 2016

      President Trumpy taking care of business. Touch Taiwan at your peril!

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    • Blazer

       /  6th December 2016

      A quiet word in Donalds ear,showing how many U.S bonds China buy and are holding ,may work wonders!

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  6th December 2016

        Whose problem do you think that is, B? America has the goods it bought. China has an IOU. I know which side of the deal stands to lose an argument.

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        • Blazer

           /  6th December 2016

          That depends whether you believe in the integrity of Capital markets.If you don’t then all debt is moot.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  6th December 2016

            A debt has value only when it will be repaid.

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            • Blazer

               /  6th December 2016

              Capitalism U.S style relies on it being repaid…..or else,just ask Argentina,I\celand….and plenty of others!

            • Joe Bloggs

               /  6th December 2016

              And a line of credit only exists for as long as it’s on offer.

              China supplies around 3% of goods and services consumed by domestic America (according to the Federal Reserve), and that’s 18% of China’s exports, so China’s plenty exposed to America’s IOU.

              But trade’s a two-way street and China imports US$160b from USA so China has the American goods it bought and America has Chinese IOUs.

              The bigger issue is that China owns a third of US debt, and its position as America’s largest banker gives it political leverage.

              Calling in the debt would completely collapse the greenback – but it can’t do that because repayments on the Treasury securities it holds are contractually fixed…but if US defaulted on its debt repayments then billions of people would be hurt in America and around the world (all the other owners of US Treasury securities).

              Would Trump risk triggering a larger global financial collapse than 2008 by defaulting? He’d be crazy…but then that’s already a given

    • Conspiratoor

       /  6th December 2016

      It was planned Al and the response was curiously muted. If obumma had criticised the Chinese the reaction would have been a lot more vocal. The culture of face is everything to the oriental physc and they don’t like it when you stare them down. Interesting times

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  3. Klik Bate

     /  6th December 2016

    LIFE imitating ART……..

    Donald Trump, April 2016 Campaign Rally // Francis Bacon, ‘Business Man 1’, 1952, [oil and sand on canvas]

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  6th December 2016

      Haven’t you put the names the wrong way around ? 😀 😀 😀

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  4. Zedd

     /  6th December 2016

    i hear Drumpf it trying to setup private real estate/business deals in Taiwan.. SO; whats the REAL connection ? :/

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    • Joe Bloggs

       /  6th December 2016

      Eric’s packing his bags as we speak, Zedd… a large-scale urban development project aimed at capitalising on Taoyuan’s status as a transport hub for East Asia, according to the local mayor

      Another big fat serving of conflict of interest from El Trumpo, the neo-liberal’s latest wet dream

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  6th December 2016

        Another big fat reason for not having someone with no political experience as leader.

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