China Says President Trump Being “Unfair” as Australia Joins-In Calling Out Beijing…

As anticipated China responds to President Trump calling out the continuing enabling of their proxy province North Korea.  Beijing cites the possible trade leverage decision by the U.S. as “unfair”.

Panda has sad:

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday criticized President Donald Trump’s threat to cut off U.S. trade with countries that deal with North Korea and rejected pressure to do more to halt the North’s nuclear development.

Trump issued the threat after North Korea on Sunday exploded a thermonuclear device in its sixth and most powerful nuclear test. The threat was seen as a warning to China, North Korea’s main trading partner and only major ally.

A foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, criticized Trump’s stance as unfair to Beijing.

“What is definitely unacceptable to us is that on the one hand we work so hard to peacefully resolve this issue and on the other hand our interests are subject to sanctions and jeopardized,” Geng said at a regular news briefing. “This is unfair.”

Such an approach would be drastic if applied to China, from which the United States imports goods worth about $40 billion a month.

Trump said it was under consideration “in addition to other options.”

Asked whether Beijing would support tougher U.N. sanctions such as cutting off oil supplies to North Korea, Geng didn’t mention oil but said whatever happened would depend on discussions among council members. Geng said China, one of five permanent Security Council members with power to veto U.N. actions, would take part in a “responsible and constructive way.”

Geng expressed frustration at Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s comment that Beijing had a responsibility to influence North Korea due to its status as the North’s main trading partner.

“We keep stressing that we cannot solely rely on China to resolve this issue,” said Geng. “We need all parties to work in the same direction.” (AP link)

Seemingly missed by the media is all of the prior advanced legwork put in by the Trump Administration in the months leading up to these moments.

FULL OUTLINE HERE

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180 Responses to China Says President Trump Being “Unfair” as Australia Joins-In Calling Out Beijing…

  1. TreeClimber says:

    Anyone else smell that? I think it’s what China just stepped in.

    Liked by 18 people

    • parteagirl says:

      A poo poo platter?

      Liked by 17 people

      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        The ChiNazis are NOT HAPPY. Look at this (image of a) nastygram propaganda tweet from yesterday, that starts off with “America going into darkness” and only gets worse with psy-ops straight out of the UniParty, only even more heavy-handed, because they didn’t have California SJW lackeys smoothing off the raw edges.

        Nasty. ChiNazis are NASTY.

        Then they put this garbage into my Twitter feed.

        ChiNazis. Nasty, nasty ChiNazis. ChiNazis want to rule the world? NO THANKS.

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        • Raven says:

          Last night I emailed a Chinese exchange student we hosted three years ago, asking if she would be returning to the U.S.A. soon to continue her college education in NYC.

          This young woman — an only child per China’s rule — has never lived at home. She lived with her grandparents until she was old enough to stay in a boarding house/school, then shipped to the U.S. to attend private junior and senior high schools. Her parents always told her, and tell her, they do not want her in China, they want her out of China so she will have a chance for freedom in this world.

          Makes me wonder if she will be allowed to leave China and come to the U.S., or if the U.S. will allow her to come here now, due to China wanting to “rule” the world.

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          • nimrodman says:

            “… has never lived at home. She lived with her grandparents … then shipped to the U.S. to attend private … schools. Her parents always told her… they want her out of China so she will have a chance for freedom in this world.”

            Geez, that’s some tough love. They denied her the nourishment of a nuclear family, I’d presume to lessen emotional attachment and make it easier to go abroad and make a life.

            Cold by Western family values, but if viewed from the perspective of ultimate life-long benefit to the child …

            … that’s some real steel.

            Remind’s me of Colonel Kurtz’s story about the little children’s vaccinated arms in Apocalypse Now. The end lesson being “how can you defeat such an enemy who is capable of doing that?”

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            • Raven says:

              Yes, I thought it was very cold, but like you knew it was because I had a far different world view then they did.

              Her parents had gotten themselves into quite a bit of trouble with mother China for trying to live capitalist lives, which is why they have done nothing but pay for their daughter’s freedom/schooling for most of her life. Their enemy is their own country, and their daughter’s freedom seems to be their utmost goal.

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            • jmclever says:

              I have friends that are raising are raising their niece in America. When the mother found out her sister was able to move permanently to the US, she gave her daughter to her sister so that she could have a better life NOT in China. No matter what Chinese propaganda says, China is a place that most Chinese want to escape from.

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              • RG says:

                A friend of mine went on a cruise to China and found China to be very controlling of what they got to see and made them all stay together as a group. I don’t think most Americans have ay idea what it is like in China and some who have been there have a love affair with communist light. Here’s your sign: Have you ever seen a Chinese person who doesn’t work really, really hard at their job? They know they need to survive here in the states and not return to China.

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                • jmclever says:

                  My son is in college and he has friend from China who will not dare to get a FB account even while he studies here bc he is afraid “they” might find out things that he has said.

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            • Ai Marvin says:

              Many Chinese children are raised by their grandparents. It is the norm. They see their sperm and egg donor on New Year’s and maybe a few more days per year. Then they stress the importance of family.

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          • wolfmoon1776 says:

            I don’t think China knows what to do at this point. Trump is SUCH a wrench in their plans. There is a good chance their human assets (spies) here are going to be demonetized very quickly. At that point, is it worth sending any more?

            The ChiComs are already shutting off internet access to the US. I think they may start restricting people, when that becomes a net loser for them.

            My suspicion is that China is still medically cannibalizing prisoners – they’ve just gotten very good at hiding it. But they are already trying to get the American left to “buy into” high-tech cannibalism by having their lackey American MSM sell the idea of “youth serum” from plasma as a valid thing. Once that gets normalized, “parts without permission or question where they came from” will be easier to sell.

            Pretty easy to connect the dots with communists, once you study them enough. Cloud Atlas, here we come.

            Yeah – I can see wanting to get one’s progeny out of China. I think it’s now up to us to push back, and let the ChiCom government face judgment from its own people.

            By the way, I now have a theory that Tienanmen Square was sabotaged by an internal false flag to crush dissent. The way they did it was genius. Evil genius.

            For a long time, I wondered how the CIA could have been so stupid to encourage the Chinese student protesters to make a “Statue of Liberty” – extremely unpatriotic – I gasped when I saw it. THAT doomed the movement. No smart Chinese would do it, IMO. So I always assumed it was a bad CIA ploy.

            But then – after Charlottesville, I realized what the far smarter ChiComs did. They got just a few of their people into the very top of the democracy movement. I am predicting that an analysis of the participants would reveal which ones were working for the CCP, to discredit the movement by overreach, and allow the CCP to crush it.

            The people who put up the statue were the CCP ringers. Whoever suggested and pushed that idea to reality, were hardcore CCP, and betrayed the movement.

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            • I well remember Tienanmen Square. The Chinese had trouble finding regular Chinese troops who would fire on their own people. So they sent in a secret weapon.

              It appears that they lumped all their soldiers with a very low IQ into the same brigades and units and held these guys in reserve just in case they had to give orders that thinking people might question.

              These were the troops that went into Tienanmen Square.

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              • wolfmoon1776 says:

                I had originally heard that they used troops from inner Mongolia, who would not feel as “ethnically attached” to the mostly Han Chinese protesters, but I think your explanation makes more sense.

                There is a much higher propaganda value to see Han fire upon Han. Numerous awards were given to the people who did the shooting, and their officers, so putting the right face on the shooters was important.

                The ChiComs are VERY concerned about WHO does things. They like to have their perps be the same race as the victims HERE, so it makes sense they would do it THERE, too.

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              • sturmudgeon says:

                I had read somewhere that they used troops from far outlying areas, who would have less or no ‘connection’ with those in the square.

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          • auntiefran413 says:

            Your post and especially the replies I’ve seen are breaking my heart and bringing tears to my eyes. What a cruel, cruel nation China is that parents are forced to take such action.

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        • Cuppa Covfefe says:

          So much for the dragon: (Revelation 12:7-10):

          7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

          8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

          9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

          10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

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          • Matt says:

            Please be careful in regards to Revelation. On September 23rd this year there will be an astronomical event that many claim is “the woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.”

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            • Cuppa Covfefe says:

              No one knows the time nor the day; only the Father… we are not to predict, but only to be prepared, always…

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              • Predict what? The sign of Revelations that will appear in the sky on September 23rd is a matter of science supposedly the first time in history of mankind when all the planets will play out chapter 12 as if they had scripts or Parts in a drama. We are supposed to watch the signs especially those in the sky as did the Magi.

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                • Cuppa Covfefe says:

                  Read Jesus’s words in Matthew 24 (the whole chapter). Pay particular attention to verses 4, 11, 23, and 36. We are to be eternally vigilant, but not obsessed with signs, as there will be MANY deceptions. And last I heard (studied) Exegesis and Hermeneutics were not part of any science or engineering curriculum…

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            • wolfmoon1776 says:

              Are they sure it’s not the 24th?

              Just sayin’.

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              • Cuppa Covfefe says:

                Yeah, even though we (here in Germany) don’t directly vote for the Kanzler/in, we’ll end up with “Mutti” (Merkel) or “Tutti-Fruiti” (Schultz). Dumb and dumber. If only we had a miracle instead of a Merkel. Praying that AfD gets a lot of votes (and a lot of seats in government).

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          • TreeClimber says:

            Satan is just that, Satan, a very real entity. He may be using China, but China is not *the* dragon spoken of here.

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          • Jedi9 says:

            This is looking more and more that prophecy is coming true. Russia to side with the US looks more inevitable. The Bear and the Eagle to team up to go against the dragon?

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        • China is buying up US real estate and US politicians with the fiat dollars we’ve been sending them for 2 generations. Until we outlaw foreign participation in our domestic political process, we are doomed to more of the same. Cooperation with foreign countries and entities within the US should be defined as treason and punished with the same death penalty the Chinese apply to those who break their own laws. We have to get serious. The US has been used as a cash register to be looted by the entire world, and this needs to end.

          Either we have a country or we don’t.

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    • JAS says:

      The jig is up. They have to stop and clean their shoes 🙂

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    • fleporeblog says:

      This paragraph almost had me chocking on the apple 🍎 I was eating:

      “What is definitely unacceptable to us is that on the one hand we work so hard to peacefully resolve this issue and on the other hand our interests are subject to sanctions and jeopardized,” Geng said at a regular news briefing. “This is unfair.”

      These POS from China 🇨🇳 have had their puppet launch three missiles, an additional missile over Japan 🇯🇵 and tested a nuclear bomb since the UN sanctions were signed on August 5th.

      Yet they think our President is unfair threatening to stop trade with them! I hope our President announces those sanctions this week so that the Chinese realize our Lion 🦁 isn’t going to back down one inch.

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    • sturmudgeon says:

      Our ‘troubled’ Maxine Watters? has a “fear that if NK nukes the U.S., that Trump will start a war” The elevator definitely does not get out of the sub basement here!

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  2. Johnny Bravo says:

    Don’t speak China, you just keep putting your foot in your mouth, it’s embarrassing to watch!

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    • carrierh says:

      Don’t worry about speaking Chinese as so many know how important it is to speak English, you will find a lot English being spoken. China knows it is between the devil and the deep blue sea and trying to sound as though they are performing as Trump wanted, but Kim is proving that to be a farcical. Losing that many monthly billions will bring China around to changing their minds because they need that income! Trump and China will be meeting at a position advantageous to both but in the meantime China has to act as though they are being ripped off unfairly. Saving face is very, very important to Chinese so Trump will let t hem save face while we get what we want and that is part of the Art of the Deal and a great strategy. In other words, China has to block NK in order to get sales to the USA so it will get done sooner than later because they know Trump is a man of his word and means what he says that America FIRST! Love to see how the game is played.

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      • Johnny Bravo says:

        Thanks Carrierh,

        I’m fully on board with the Trump process of delivering the bad news. He backs up the hearse and lets them smell the flowers!

        My point was that when a Chinese spokesperson speaks (i.e. of loss of China & NK trade), they embarrass themselves by attempting to feign US injustice. China has little financial loss If they have cut NK adrift, when compared to losing exports to the US!

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  3. Publius2016 says:

    It’s not unfair to expect “friends” to protect one another. Obviously, China is going to have to choose who they prefer as “friends.” No more freebies. It’s America First!

    Liked by 12 people

  4. Alison says:

    ‘Unfair’ a term as overused & meaningless as racist, sustainable, world peace ……

    Yawn

    Liked by 15 people

  5. LafnH2O says:

    Workin so hard to peacefully resolve the issue.

    Gimme a break!!

    My granny coulda swum there from the mainland and gummed him into submission by now…

    Losers

    Liked by 11 people

  6. parteagirl says:

    Okay, everybody all together and repeat your dad: “Who said life was FAIR?”

    Liked by 18 people

  7. andyocoregon says:

    China had better get on board The Trump Train or they will suffer economic consequences. I have to wonder why the Chinese are so willing to risk nuclear fallout from the adjoining country of North Korea. Don’t they think things through?

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  8. bverwey says:

    Art of the Deal. You have one very bright PDJT there. Doesn’t shoot from the lip unless he has his ducks in a row and his back to the wall. What a power player. Wish we had such a leader north of the border but alas he is only concern is what socks he is putting on in the morning.

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  9. USA loves Melania says:

    If screaming “Not fair! Not fair!” doesn’t work, Panda may proceed to phase 2: sticking out lower lip and pouting, with possible escalation to holding their breath until their face turns blue.

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  10. LafnH2O says:

    In the end… Only two reasons for not resolving the issue

    Unwilling…

    Unable…

    Either = No Bueno!!!!!!

    The rest is, ummm, to borrow a phrase…
    Chaff

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  11. Paco Loco says:

    But President Clinton said that the problem with North Korea was solved years ago?

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  12. LafnH2O says:

    The bad guys have lost quite a few pieces as of late.

    And a couple more teetering on the edge of the board.

    Weve lost… lets see… some statues.

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  13. LafnH2O says:

    Not gonna offer this again…

    1st rule of Holes….

    When you find yourself in one…

    Stop diggin!!

    Only exception…

    You have a financial death wish.

    Just tryin to help

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  14. Gary Hunt says:

    Is it just me, or do the Chinese sound like a 13 year old girl who’s had her phone taken away? “It’s not fair” “We work so hard…and all we get is sanctions”

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  15. Publius2016 says:

    Let’s say China moves to total war against the United States: they’d construct islands to control the sea, they’d ally with our enemies on their borders, they’d threaten the US dollar’s status as the world’s default currency by offering free loan to anyone who’d take the YUAN, they’d steal our technology and move towards expansionism around the world and into space…President Trump prefers win-win but he’ll definitely never accept defeat. China you are on the clock.

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  16. ALEX says:

    Call it pathetic or whatever you will, but just like the so called dreamers this is an issue that doesnt need debate. North Korea is out of control and threatening…

    There are not two sides to this and this is the perfect situation to start unraveling our connection to this communist dictatorship masquerading as a legit trading partner..

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  17. PDQ says:

    “unacceptable” ???

    really?

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  18. LafnH2O says:

    The ole “Holding em by the short ones, while you kick their a$$es” comes to mind.

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  19. peace says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice if all Americans refused to buy anything that had a “made in China” tag?

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    • mj_inOC says:

      Already do.

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    • Tegan says:

      Not easy! In fact, when I send holiday gifts to my Japanese friends it’s hard to find things to send made in the USA (reasonable mail size and price, of course.). One year, after opening our Xmas gifts we accidentally checked where they were made….except for a pair of Woolrich men’s wool socks, every single item was made in China, including one with a Well-known Swiss label

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  20. Sedanka says:

    Look at the great big superpower crying that we’re being “unfair.”

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  21. Atticus says:

    It’s ok China.
    America just called the WAAAHMBULANCE!

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  22. Comrade Mope says:

    Here’s a stunning display of cowardice.

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  23. MfM says:

    I’ve avoided buying anything from China for years. It sometimes happens that the only source is China so you don’t have a choice. Other than electronics I can usually find something comparable, unfortunately it still isn’t made in the U.S., usually Nicaragua or Indonesia.

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    • Oldschool says:

      Me too mfm. The item that made me agrier than anything was garlic. I use garlic by the head (not the clove) in my cooking and when I saw the box that read “produce of china”, it set me running to the store manager asking him why on earth he couldn’t get garlic grown here. Of course he had no answer.

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      • mj_inOC says:

        Come to Gilroy, CA, “Garlic Capital of the World,” plus there are outlets!

        [Moved from OC up the coast to Monterey, near Gilroy, on my route to care for Grandblessing #1each Monday and worship on Sunday in Silicon Valley!]

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        • Cuppa Covfefe says:

          Where else can you get Garlic Wine, Garlic Ice Cream, and TONS of things made from/with Garlic?

          In season you can drive down 101 or 152 and smell the Garlic for miles… great outlet mall(s) there too (at least used to be). There was also the Cup Flipper at Casa de Fruta….

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          • mj_inOC says:

            And artichoke capital is down 156 @ 1 in Castroviille! Avocado Capitol [10 for $1 a few years ago] was in Ventura County, I seem to recall…
            If you are anywhere near this area, Cuppa Covfefe, let’s meet at a Carmel Valley Roasting Co or Peet’s for covfefe!

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      • LafnH2O says:

        It’s a prime example of what Sundance has been telling us. They (Globalists) “prolly” control the garlic market.
        Gilroy, CA., as everyone has said, is all about Garlic. (Des Moines, IA. Not so much)

        You can literally smell it for miles and miles. More is grown upstate and inland, too. I see lotsa, lotsa “truckloads”… did I mention lotsa… Thousands!! 24/7… literally 24 hours a day during harvest!!
        After garlic, they do the same for tomatoes or almonds or grapes or…. whatever is ripening.
        “And” they’ve made a “carve out” in the “Hours” that can be driven each day by the truckers (mostly… no hablo ingles kinda guys) (who just happened to get their Commercial Drivers License) from a no hablos ingles type driving schools!!
        These poor saps literally drive till they are falling asleep! You can find them in truck stops, off ramps, etc., parked all cattywampus, hunched over the wheel…asleep. They will catnap a couple/few hrs. Then back out into traffic (U) cuz they get paid (poorly) by the “load” i.e. Drive like a maniac cuz you gotta feed the family and if you dont do as many loads as they want… tadah…bad driver… see ya!!
        THIS is an example of a job an American MAY not want to do!!! DUH

        See how that works!! 🎩S/D

        Anyway… these 1000’s of truckloads are headed to local processing facilities. Then poof.. its in Mexico!!! Arriving at a “shell company” processing facility for say, I dunno… CHINA!!!
        But, if you go to a grocery store in Cali… good luck finding any garlic from…. Cali.
        Its all from somewhere else!!!!
        Or so it seems!!!
        In reality….. its from Cali via MEXICO… ($$$$… yours and mine to CHINA) Then from MEXICO via NAFTA to your local grocery.

        The MEXICAN shell company for, say CHINA adds Taxes and fees, (PROFIT..which goes to CHINA), shipping charges, permits, etc, etc, etc, ..processes or handles the (your fav commodity here) in the least costly manner, (now claiming it as a product of MEXICO) uses NAFTA to ship it back to Cali and elsewhere/everywhere at a “MUCH” higher price than if you just trucked the damn garlic to,
        (Des Moine, IA).. or down the street…
        in the first place

        AND (The reason for all this crap)???

        To remove all the $$$$ (yours, mine, everybodies) from the US economy and have it end up in…

        CHINA!!!

        Btw.. the garlic ice cream, is quite tasty..

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        • Cuppa Covfefe says:

          Kind of like the grey market here in Europe for cars and electronic equipment. They call the cars “re-imports”. Gets rather entertaining when the time comes to make a warranty claim…

          I worked summers up in Oakland in a glass factory just a bit away from the old Del Monte bottling and processing plant. When they started making ketchup in late July, you could smell that EVERYWHERE. Now I read that neither of those two plants are there, likely replaced by ones in Mexico, sad… There were times when almost the whole output of that glass factory went to Del Monte. Amazing.

          Speaking of garlic ice cream, that would have done well at Clown Alley, a place up in SF that served all sorts of, er, interesting creations, including a hamburger sundae (no kidding!). A friend of mine actually ordered one, probably just to gross the rest of us out. Then he put ketchup on it…….. to each their own, I s’pose.

          I think the Chinese owning/running all the ports is going to come back and bite us, as is their near-monopoly on “rare-earth” mining and metals. Then again, I don’t think President Trump would shy away from nationalizing them.

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  24. Garavaglia says:

    Why have we not done the things we are threatening to do. Just do it already.

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  25. litlbit2 says:

    Still laughing, “A foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, criticized Trump’s stance as unfair to Beijing”.

    Unfair, really. How did he or anyone in the China delegation get close to anything defining or UNFAIR?

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    • Plato says:

      Indeed. In the UNFAIR stakes, the Chinese occupation and cultural and demographic invasion of Tibet without the agreement of the original govt and people might be a better definition of “UNFAIR”.

      No-one does cognitive dissonance with a straight face like the Chinese

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  26. Plato says:

    Careful, the threat is great………..the Chinese elites might withdraw their children from US universities and send them to the Pyongyang Polytechnic.
    Excellent idea actually. Who knows which of them are agents of the PLA?

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  27. tonyE says:

    So now we’ll have AntiChi rallies at the park… those antiFa jerks better not show up or we’re gonna shoot them with Chinese Water Cannons…

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  28. Joe says:

    I, unfortunately, have gone to the dark side. I want to DRASTICALLY reduce trade with China – no matter what.

    I want that manufacturing done here, including the iPhone.

    Way to go SD! I am now more woke than intended.

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  29. Janie M. says:

    Found this over at Imgur….

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    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      Quick, somebody get a big magnet… or an old telephone (probably still using the old Western Electric (or Chinese copy) teleco sets over there…

      [I had a user (many, many moons ago) who placed their phone on top of a 1200′ mag tape for a few days, then needed it to be read in. Of course it had been demagnetized and was useless. I was called in to try and recover it. Fortunately there was another (offsite) backup.]

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  30. scott467 says:

    China: “What is definitely unacceptable to us is that on the one hand we work so hard to peacefully resolve this issue and on the other hand our interests are subject to sanctions and jeopardized,” Geng said at a regular news briefing. “This is unfair.”

    ________________

    Then I guess the problem is that China really isn’t working hard enough…

    See, problem is, everybody knows fat panda could disappear Lil’ Kim down a Jimmy Hoffa hole if fat panda wanted to — or anything else, up to causing Lil’ Kim to turn over his nuclear weapons.

    Since Lil’ Kim has not disappeared, and Lil’ Kim has not turned over his nuclear weapons, obviously fat panda isn’t really working very hard at all.

    Apparently fat panda wants to go on a crash diet.

    All-righty then.

    Have it Your Way™®©

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    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      Yep. That’s the trouble with NORKs and China: they’re always telling whoppers…

      (OK, I want mine flame-broiled)…

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    • TheWanderingStar says:

      China signals that it possesses a strong work ethic and then on the other hand turns around and complains that it should get everything it wants just because it has a strong work ethic.
      Sounds like the left, doesn’t it?

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  31. jefcool64 says:

    Oops sorry China. let me lower the difficulty…not.

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  32. oldiadguy says:

    Maybe a history lesson will explain why North Korea wants nukes.

    “Indeed, Maj. Gen. Emmett O’Donnell, who led the Far East Bomber Command of B-29s that participated in the bombings, described the plan as going “to work burning five major cities in North Korea to the ground, and to destroy completely everyone of of about 18 major strategic targets.” Curtis Lemay boasted that Strategic Air Command “burned down just about every city in North and South Korea both.” He also estimated that “over a period of three years or so, we killed off . . . 20 percent of the population.” And future secretary of state Dean Rusk, who also served in the State Department under the Truman administration, would say that the United States bombed: “Everything that moved in North Korea, every brick standing on top of another.”

    The sheer number of explosives used is absolutely astonishing. As Tom O’Connor has recounted in Newsweek, the “U.S. dropped 635,000 tons of explosives on North Korea, including 32,557 tons of napalm.” To put this in perspective, throughout the entire Pacific Theatre in World War II, the United States dropped 503,000 tons of bombs. And that was throughout an area that was multitudes larger than North Korea (Japan alone is roughly three times the size of North Korea). Not surprising, then, that the historian Charles K. Armstrong has written, “The U.S. Air Force estimated that North Korea’s destruction was proportionately greater than that of Japan in the Second World War, where the U.S. had turned 64 major cities to rubble and used the atomic bomb to destroy two others.”

    http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/how-american-air-power-destroyed-north-korea-21881?page=show

    Some more background info.

    https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/china-north-korea-relationship

    I don’t know how to link individual tweets, but here are some excerpts from Jullian Assange Twitter account.

    “Only states without nukes have been subject to war. Those that gave up their programs, like Libya & Iraq were destroyed.”

    “While the U.S. ramps up its go-nowhere saber rattling against tiny North Korea, China just broke the #PetroDollar”

    “90% of North Korea’s trade is with China. If Trump blocks $650B of US trade with China he’ll be deposed immediately.”

    “Constant US threats against DPRK have put it on a total war footing massively boosting its missile R&D, unity & support for the regime.”

    “South Korea is China’s Cuba. By provoking conflict with the North, US is creating cover to place THAAD etc. on China’s border. 1/”

    “2/ Is the ultimate goal to get U.S. nukes into South Korea? If so, expect China to act. It has plenty of economic and military levers.”

    Looks like Julian is correct on the nukes.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/south-koreas-defense-minister-raises-the-idea-of-bringing-back-tactical-us-nuclear-weapons/2017/09/04/7a468314-9155-11e7-b9bc-b2f7903bab0d_story.html?utm_term=.ba47e6cb26c4

    We live in interesting times.

    Take Care

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    • scott467 says:

      It appears that Julian Assange is parroting all the themes of the mainstream media.

      He should stop by here for another perspective.

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    • scott467 says:

      Julian Assange: “90% of North Korea’s trade is with China. If Trump blocks $650B of US trade with China he’ll be deposed immediately.”

      ____________

      That’s just silly.

      Obnoxiously and insultingly so.

      If someone wants a violent revolution against the treasonous political-class to restore Constitutional order, let them try to ‘depose’ the President for exercising his Constitutional Authority granted to him by We the People.

      .

      …………………………..
      “Our safety, our liberty, depends upon preserving the Constitution of the United States as our fathers made it inviolate. The people of the United States are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” — Abraham Lincoln, speech at Cincinnati, September 17, 1859
      …………………………..

      Bring it, Julie.

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      • oldiadguy says:

        Jullian is making an observation, not advocating it.

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        • scott467 says:

          “Jullian is making an observation, not advocating it. ”

          ________________

          I think he has profoundly misjudged the American electorate.

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          • oldiadguy says:

            The American electorate can change on a dime. Consider massive job losses due to the the embargoing Chinese goods, prices sky rocketing for the remaining stock of clothing and cheap goods. You can expect rioting in the streets egged on by those who have been leading the anti Trump demonstrations to date.

            There is this myth that we can replace the Chinese goods with American made goods in a timely manner is a pipe dream. Those factories that made those goods are closed and the machinery has been sold and removed from the county. Most industrial grade machinery necessary to manufacture these goods are made overseas, specifically China and Southeast Asia.

            Then consider the possible steps the Chinese can make in retaliation. They may have already fired a warning shot with setting up a new trade system that could collapse the petrodollar.

            https://asia.nikkei.com/Markets/Commodities/China-sees-new-world-order-with-oil-benchmark-backed-by-gold

            Trump will keep a percentage of his support, but much of it will vaporize should things get ugly in this country due to his actions.

            Take Care

            Also consider that most of these factories have been closed over a decade, with most of the skills needed to operate them either has degraded or is no longer available due to death.

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            • Plato says:

              If it happens, the speed at which a US clothing industry cranks up will take your breath away. In the meantime India, Indonesia, Vietnam take up the slack with glee.
              Maning up for 9 months while US manufacturing gears up shouldn’t be beyond those who see the destruction of the US working class and its removal to China as a little more important than some temporary discomfort.

              The US$ will eventually be part of a basket that prices oil, probably including IMF SDRs and even some gold. If you think that yuan contracts will ever be trusted by the world to be convertible to gold when China comes under economic pressure and push come to shove….you’re dreaming.

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            • scott467 says:

              “The American electorate can change on a dime. Consider massive job losses due to the the embargoing Chinese goods, prices sky rocketing for the remaining stock of clothing and cheap goods. You can expect rioting in the streets egged on by those who have been leading the anti Trump demonstrations to date.”

              _________________

              I can get along just fine with the clothes I have for another year (or ten).

              No need to riot, lol!

              And the only reason there is any ‘rioting in the streets’ NOW is because nobody can find our Attorney General, who was apparently (accidentally?) shuffled into the Federal Witness Protection Program and hasn’t been able to find his way out.

              Once we rescue Sessions and have our Attorney General back, restoring the rule of Law won’t be difficult. All that is needed is to make a few very high profile examples.

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            • scott467 says:

              “There is this myth that we can replace the Chinese goods with American made goods in a timely manner is a pipe dream.”

              ___________________

              What necessities does China produce, that we cannot produce ourselves?

              I don’t mean trinkets and such, I mean necessities, things which we NEED and cannot get by without.

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            • scott467 says:

              Then consider the possible steps the Chinese can make in retaliation. They may have already fired a warning shot with setting up a new trade system that could collapse the petrodollar.

              https://asia.nikkei.com/Markets/Commodities/China-sees-new-world-order-with-oil-benchmark-backed-by-gold

              ______________

              Agora Publishing is always warning about the eminent demise of the Petro dollar, and China is always threatening, and maybe it will happen, maybe it won’t.

              Either way, DJT can put America back on the Gold standard, with a one-time price adjustment to the gold price, which will be supported and defended by the Fed.

              Why would the (wholly corrupt) Fed agree?

              Because apparently there are two vacant Fed governor seats (out of 7), one is already a Trump supporter and gold-bug, and Yellen can be replaced soon. With the two current vacancies, Yellen’s replacement, and the one current supporting governor, that would make a 4 to 3 majority of Trump supporters on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

              http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-30/gold-reset-10000oz-coming-january-1-2018-rickards-0

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    • Orygun says:

      If that is supposed to make me feel sympathetic to a madman it is not working.

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    • scott467 says:

      Julian Assange: “90% of North Korea’s trade is with China. If Trump blocks $650B of US trade with China he’ll be deposed immediately.”

      ____________

      Thinking about this some more, it is astonishingly tone-deaf of Mr. Assange, especially considering that he seemed to understand the dynamics of the U.S. election.

      If, in DJT’s assessment, it is in America’s interest to cut off trade with China, who exactly does Mr. Assange think is going to rush to China’s aid and ‘depose’ mean old Donald for treating sad fat panda so rudely?

      Lady Graham?
      NeverTrump Flake?
      Traitor McCain?
      Maxwell Waters?
      Olympia Snowflake?
      Schmucky Schumer?

      Whoever it is that Mr. Assange has in mind, who does he think will support THOSE people?

      Does he think the American People have the corrupt political-class’ back?

      Let’s find out.

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      • oldiadguy says:

        You are forgetting the one threat that has concerned Trump from the beginning. Russian/FSU business dealings from his past. Mueller is looking at these areas and the individual whom I suspect to be a Deep State asset, Felix Sater, has come out hiding and is working with various investigations. I posted about this guy a couple of days ago.

        While I don’t expect any politician to defend China openly, but they would use the conflict to take a hit at Trump. They are just looking for an opportunity to remove him from office.

        Take Care

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        • scott467 says:

          “You are forgetting the one threat that has concerned Trump from the beginning. Russian/FSU business dealings from his past.”

          ________________

          But I don’t think it concerns DJT in the least, because there is no cause to think he has done anything wrong.

          The Left (and UniParty) are used to dealing with corrupt people they can blackmail, but if they don’t have anything on you, then they have no leverage.

          And if they had anything on DJT, they would have used it before the election. And during the election. And before the inauguration. And every day since the inauguration.

          They have had to create an entire fictitious “Muh Russia” conspiracy (which hilariously overlooks the REAL and proven conspiracy between the Russians and the Clinton Crime Syndicate), because they don’t have ANYTHING on DJT.

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  33. treehouseron says:

    China is so screwed. They have 0 leverage, because the NK Maniac has completely destroyed their little mask party.

    Nikki Haley is going to push for more and more extreme sanctions… like, ‘cut off the oil’ which would pretty much SHUT DOWN N. Korea… and when she does, China will have to either A. agree, or B. veto… at which point the U.S. will impose extreme sanctions on CHINA.

    So of course they’ll agree. Or they’ll do the proper thing and get rid of the problem.

    If EITHER thing happens, China looks like a child whenever the next negotiation of ANYTHING comes around. Why would we have a lopsided trade deal with a country who can’t even handle their own backyard? They’re not a world power. They’re not on our level. They should get whatever deal Nicaragua or whatever similar third world country gets.

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  34. cup of Joe says:

    reasons not to buy china’s products:
    They are made by slaves controlled by their communist masters. We stopped slavery in this country but now we buy goods made by slaves in China.
    It provides funds for China to build up their capability to perhaps try to destroy us.
    It takes jobs away from Americans.
    It just does not make you feel good.
    You have to be concerned with the quality.
    It makes them stronger and us weaker.
    Do it and make a statement.
    Do without and become more independent and tougher.
    I guess that is enough for now.

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  35. alligatriot says:

    WINNING ….. while my Panda gently weeps.

    (Apologies to George Harrison.)

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    • scott467 says:

      “WINNING ….. while my Panda gently weeps.

      (Apologies to George Harrison.)”

      ________________

      Great song 🙂

      If I remember correctly, a certain Mr. Eric Clapton played lead guitar on that Beatles song from the White album (1968).

      Yes, here it is:

      …………………………………………………….
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/While_My_Guitar_Gently_Weeps

      “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is a song by the English rock band the Beatles from their 1968 double album The Beatles (also known as “the White Album”). It was written by George Harrison, partly as an exercise in randomness after he consulted the Chinese I Ching. The song also serves as a comment on the disharmony within the Beatles at the time. The recording includes a lead guitar part played by Eric Clapton, although he was not formally credited for his contribution.

      “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” ranks 136th on Rolling Stone’s “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”, seventh on the magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time”, and tenth on its list of “The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs”.

      “On 6 September 1968, during a ride from Surrey into London, Harrison asked friend Eric Clapton to contribute lead guitar to the song. Clapton was reluctant, saying later, “Nobody ever plays on the Beatles’ records”; but Harrison convinced him, and Clapton’s guitar parts, using Harrison’s Gibson Les Paul electric guitar “Lucy” (a recent gift from Clapton), were recorded that evening.[6] Harrison later said that in addition to his contribution, Clapton’s presence had another effect on the band: “It made them all try a bit harder; they were all on their best behaviour.”
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  36. So the Chinese have given us their response. Ahh. It’s so unfair. They make $500 billion every year off the Americans, and now they won’t let their vassal state threaten us with nuclear destruction. Yes, it’s all so unfair. The poor little Chinese. You cry it out. I am sure there are plenty of snowflakes who will give you a hug.

    https://sociorocketnewsen.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/cg-11.png?w=580&h=298

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  37. A short summary of events so far.

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  38. fred5678 says:

    Hey China, you red commies: “Unacceptable” and “unfair” is North Korea threatening to put atomic bombs on ICBM’s and aim them at OUR country, not YOURS!

    When they threaten YOUR country, you might be singing a different song, you commieazzwholes.

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