Trump Presses China on Trade…

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  1. LOL!! For a minute there, I thought this was going to be a trick question.

    Good thing it wasn’t because I would have needed more covfefe to answer it. Heck! I might STILL need more covfefe!

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  2. Did ya’ll expect anything less? MAGA ain’t just an idea!

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  3. I’m going to celebrate all this winning and make a donation to the Treehouse. Sundance Rocks!

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  4. linda4298 says:

    I don’t want to be a party pooper, but a lot of these are non-binding, I wish they were ironclad, don’t trust the Chicoms.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      linda4298, maybe not binding but you can bet it will happen because the Chinese are not willing to goof off with Trump. They respect hard deals and decisions, so hang in there and we will see.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Thank you for pointing this out. This means US Team still don’t trust the Chinese. Trump still has leverage power. The Chinese is still in their ‘inside the box’ mentality and it will take time to see if they are even capable of functioning outside their box. North Korea is still a problem. The discussion of the control over South China Sea has not happened but it will in a few days. NAFTA is still ongoing. All of this needs to be resolved before these deals can be cemented. The non-binding deals, for now, can be a good idea.

      President Trump knows a good, balanced deal when he sees it. Remember, this interaction is very interesting because we are watching two men (and their teams) playing the Art of War game with each other. It is why President Trump, Lighthizer and one other person (can’t remember who) had said that China will be very very tough, difficult, etc.

      Since he arrived in China, President Trump has shown he is still one step ahead, and President XI is struggling to not knowledge that and still ‘save face’.

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    • neal s says:

      It would not make sense to make deals that harm one party or the other or both. Ideally both parties actually benefit. Hopefully China will learn that business is not a zero-sum game. They can get a larger slice of pie without taking away from anyone else’s slice, by having us all make more pies.

      And as long as everyone benefits from the deals, why would anyone want to back out? I think it makes perfect sense for these to be non-binding.

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  5. Brian L says:

    Holy shit.

    The media is going to ghost this as hard as they possibly can.

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  6. indiamaria2020 says:

    The forgotten AMERICAN “guy who sets his alarm at 5:30 a.m. to go to work.”

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  7. Raven says:

    By the body language in that one photo I would say President Trump.

    But just by knowing who our President is, I would also have to say President Trump.

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  8. FofBW says:

    Not bad for a start. 1/4 $ Trillion!!

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  9. jindfw says:

    The body language says it all. Hand over the top shake. Left arm providing a reassuring pat.

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  10. Red says:

    I ❤ you Sundance, and I ❤❤❤ our President, (and his little friends)😉

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  11. He is making every President for the last 30 years look incredibly inept and/or corrupt – and they knew he would. This is why the swamp hates him and they always will.

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    • palafox says:

      The perfect comment.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      I loved how President Trump smacked down the prior administrations and not China for the bad USA trade deals. He said it twice looking at Xi and the whole World heard the smackdown of our former presidents’ administration’s screwing USA. Yep. Take that — Zero, Bush 41&43. You’ll want to criticize the President? Be prepared to take some incoming!

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    • None of those past presidents since RR were serving the best interest of our nation. That’s pretty apparent now as Trump has shown us. A feeling of ennui set into the nation as our politicians consistently failed us and the leftist saw their every ambition fulfilled. We’re not out of the woods yet as there are powerful forces working to take down this president and the nation. Anything that interferes with the plan is an enemy to be removed.

      We must be ever on guard and aware that we are in a war for the hearts and minds of our people. Those forces of opposition are everywhere and as SD pointed out, never be lulled into a false sense of security when dealing with China’s schizoid Panda/Dragon personality. Those faux islands aren’t going away anytime soon and Taiwan knows the true nature of the threat. I only hope our beloved president stays the course on all fronts.

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      • louche9 says:

        Patrick: Well said.

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      • dayallaxeded says:

        As much as I revered RR and the great things he did to win the Cold War and get USA’s domestic economy going again, he didn’t have half the deal making and trade savvy that PDJT has, nor was he able to evade swamp influence within his cabinet and inner circle of advisors. PDJT is, in my view, probably going to prove to be the greatest POTUS since, well, I’m not sure when–maybe Jefferson.

        I usually go back to Ike, but that’s really just to find someone who was basically competent and not corrupt(ed). RR let CIA/Deep State put that Iran-Contra stank on him, as well as his mid-80s shamnesty. I don’t think he was stupid or corrupt, but his admin was corrupted and he was misled–sad, but even the greatest have feet of clay.

        We haven’t seen a “master” in the WH for a much longer time. Border enforcement and bi-lateral, rather than stupid multi-lateral trade deals could well have an economic and cultural impact on our nation that rivals the Louisiana Purchase.

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        • I agree on much you say. But, at that time, there was no NAFTA, China was only just waking up, DPRK had no nukes, etc.; however, the USSR was a threat, and tectonic shifts were about to happen. Remember that RR knew where to apply pressure to release the momentum. All and all, not bad, not bad at all.

          If you can, listen to the last 6 minutes of RR’s farewell address. He was prophetic in his words. Truly a great leader. Now we are blessed to once again have such a leader in our midst. Be thankful for our blessings and realize the dangerous waters PDJT has been sent to navigate.

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        • Founding Fathers Fan says:

          Most of Our Founders were businessmen. They provided a path for The People to follow. Too many have strayed.
          President Garfield was right in 1877, when he pointed out the mess in America is our own fault by saying, “Now, more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption.”

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        • Jim in TN says:

          RR ‘healed’ the party by bringing the swamp aboard in the guise of GHWB and crew. they worked with him. In the end this put the swamp champions in the position to decieve us by ‘taking up his mantle’ but in reality work to erase his gains.

          RR was for free trade and willing to protect us against abuse. NAFTA was sold as free trade but really wasn’t and it prevents us from protecting ourselves from abuse.

          RR was peace through strength, communism is evil, trust but verify, tear down the wall. GHWB and company thought all of Reagan and his team were mush brains, and were working to turn us back to prior harsh cold war positions. They just got lucky that the Soviet Union collapsed before they returned things back to normal.

          On it goes, GHWB was the popularizer of the ‘voodoo economics’ attack on RR. Of course he went back on his read my lips pledge. Didn’t mean it in the first place and had contempt for we the people. And so forth.

          Truthfully, Trump also brought aboard the swamp onto his team to unite the party. But he stacked the deck with good military people. And the swamp did not choose to wait him out this time. They started working against him.

          Trump also bent his agenda to those of chief swamp rats Ryan and McConnell. Before and after the election. But they keep playing the pea and shell game, and then set up each attempt to fail. And the dems worked with Reagan, but won’t work with Trump.

          So Trump has a bigger challenge to overcome. Which makes each Trump victory so much greater. And, his successor will be more likely to continue his progress. All the anti-Trumpers have set themselves apart from that opportunity.

          Unfortunately, it takes the swampy Congress to make his victories more permanent. And with the ‘phony investigation’ hanging over Trumps head, the swamp has stolen our honeymoon period where they were obligated to work to achieve his agenda.

          But we shall repay them for their misdeeds by replacing the R swamp in the primaries, if they continue to fail to achieve progress. And we will follow Trump to victory.

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        • kroesus says:

          besides Simpson-Mazzoli RWR’s greatest mistake IMHO was his retreat from Lebanon after the barracks bombing in 1983….this emboldened both Hezbollah and Iran and we have problems with both to this day

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          • 1hear2learn says:

            And, accepting Bush as VP!

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          • dayallaxeded says:

            Not going in hard, fast, and heavy against Imad Mughniyeh (responsible for 1983 Lebanon barracks’ bombing, Khobar Towers bombing, etc. etc. ad nauseam) and anyone who sheltered him was a gigantic error that resulted in many many more dead, metastatic growth of terror organizations, and probably emboldened those who planned the Bojinka operation, leading to the attacks of 9/11/01. Of course, had the 3 or 4 stupid and venal so-called POTUSes before RWR put the kibosh on the revolting pisslamic Iranian revolution and Arafat’s PLO, Hezbollah and Mugniyeh wouldn’t have been in positions to do what they did, either. It is an inordinately big, complex topic that really boils down to the most simplistic of all–pisslam is like the most virulent of viruses or cancers–not one cell, not one little phage, can be allowed to continue to exist. It is evil incarnate. The sooner it is wiped from the face of the earth, the less damage will result.

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    • joshua says:

      the entire shrub family is jealous and incensed as hell. poppy wearing louder sox, dubbie chopping more firewood, Jebbie jabbering mexican…..old lady bitchin everyone out….

      clinton’s are in freefall. Billie looks to be on big drugs….or just needs to be…

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    • Curry Worsham says:

      To be precise, every President for the last 28 years. 🙂

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  12. Grandma Covfefe says:

    Winning
    Covfefe Rules
    MAGA
    Praise God
    Thank You, Lord, for President Trump, FLOTUS, and the MAGA Dream Team.

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  13. Gil says:

    Asking innocently here. Does all of the work for these different products originate in the U.S.? All manufacturing stateside?Soybeans grown here and picked by non illegals? Are only our workers involved(no mexico, canada, offshore, or hb visa workers)? Do the LNG and shale deals do the same? How soon do any of these kick in?

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  14. tampa2 says:

    I guess re-set buttons are a thing of the past?

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  15. napoleon32 says:

    SD, what do you make of this visit on the whole, behind all the pomp and circumstance? You’re one of the few observers of China and Chinese politics that I respect to say anything but the usual establishment claptrap of “Well, the Chinese will do whatever no matter what we say or do, and we just have to bend over and take it.”

    To this, I must say “Nonsense”. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. I’m not so naïve as to think that the U.S. and China will now be best of buds, but the United States has been taken advantage of long enough. If the Chinese Communist Party wants to economically survive the India pivot (along with Trump’s expansion of economic relationships around SE Asia), they’ll HAVE to play ball with Trump and his wolverines. I think behind the pomp was a message that China is willing to do that, as long as it doesn’t cause them to lose face.

    I guess North Korea’s actions the next few weeks will tell us what Beijing really thinks about the state of affairs as they stand now.

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    • chojun says:

      The pomp and circumstance is deliberate in a society and government that pays attention to every detail –

      The last time President Obama visited China they embarrassed him with their ‘welcome’ of him.

      This time around, we have a President who knows where the kinks are in their armor (I will refrain from using the ordinary phrase “chinks in their armor”) and the Chinese are extremely vulnerable to Donald Trump. They’ve carefully planned their economy based on a set of assumptions that leverage the US-China trade deficit and that devalue the Chinese Yuan relative to the dollar to give China export power over other first-world economies. These Chinese strategies simply relied on the first-world economies to do nothing (i.e. stay the course) for the strategy to work.

      Trump has vociferously declared that the status-quo is to end and America will focus on Her own interests first. This has placed China at an extreme disadvantage.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        The Yuan devalue also keeps their products flowing here. The natural response to an imbalance in trade like this would be for the Yuan to rise wrt the Dollar, which would even out the imbalance.

        But doing so leaves them stuck with excess Dollars that they can’t use. Hence each rising economy ends up in turn taking the dollars and investing them here or buying treasuries.

        This leaves them heavily dependent on us, both for good economics, they crash if we crash, and in some sense politically. But, if we keep it up, it will eventually put us in the same place as Britain was after each world war. i.e. controlled by our debtors. But they need a self sustaining economy to achieve that upper hand.

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        • chojun says:

          Yes this is one reason why the trade imbalance is so huge – they are taking those dollars and are investing in factories and infrastructure, with the one road/one belt initiative as the goal.

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  16. Paco Loco says:

    The contrast between the leadership of a lifer politician like Obama and a successful business man the DJT is Godsmaking. Trump is “the art of the deal”, Obama is the”art of the squeal”.

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  17. Homesteader says:

    President Trump told China that he would only visit if China did something with Chubby. I wonder what was done.

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    • woodstuff says:

      Only people within the P45 Administration probably know. Rocket Man will surely be taken care of and it won’t be long, I would guess. SD suggested that China want to look to look good to this end. (not a quote).

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    • Jim in TN says:

      China has announced that they will not back Chubby if he starts a war.
      And,
      They have fully backed all the sanctions we have asked for, including those that stop their banks from supporting Chubby.

      These two things in and of themselves are amazing first ever achievements. Nobody else in the world has gotten this support from China. And Chubby is their puppet.

      I still keep thinking though that Trump thinks China can truly solve this problem. And doing so will win Xi a nobel prize. I truly hope they succeed.

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  18. NYGuy54 says:

    Don’t forget the President’s granddaughter Arabella has charmed the country. Xi seemed to really enjoy her performance. I doubt anything Obama did was equal to that.
    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2119002/trumps-granddaughter-sings-xi-jinping-chinese

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  19. MBLamar says:

    Yes!! So much winning. Thank you President Trump, you will MAGA and your enemies will not, cannot stop you!

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  20. waltherppk says:

    Who’s winning ?

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  21. chojun says:

    LOL President Xi just looks completely exhausted!

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  22. Sandra-VA says:

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    • fleporeblog says:

      This sector is where the Tsunami will come in a few years!

      When our capacity to refine LNG is expanded in 2019 from one refinery to five refineries, the Energy Explosion 💥 will be a magnificent site! Many of the deals signed this evening with China 🇨🇳 are one time sales. However, the LNG signings are a prelude to what is about to come once we are completely up and running.

      If you have kids or grand kids that are interested in jobs that revolve around our Energy Sector, now is a golden opportunity for them. Welders, pipe fitters, mechanics etc. are going to be in such high demand.

      https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2017/11/08/trumps-china-trip-is-a-test-for-us-natural-gas-exports.html

      From the article linked above:

      Natural gas demand in China is rising and poised to boom in coming years as the world’s second-largest economy aims to reduce its reliance on coal-fired power. The Trump administration is making it a priority to assure U.S. companies scoop up a significant share of the business.

      In May, the U.S. Commerce Department and Beijing reached an agreement that will allow Chinese firms to strike long-term contracts with American producers of liquefied natural gas.

      U.S. capacity to process LNG, or natural gas cooled to liquid form, is set to grow nearly seven-fold by 2019 as five export terminals open. Exporting more of that LNG is a central pillar of Trump’s plan to achieve “energy dominance.”

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    • n1ghtcr4wler says:

      couldn’t happen to a less deserving liberal state?

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  23. Jlwary says:

    Any suggestions for American made Trump clothing/paraphernalia? I want a covfefe shirt… lol

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  24. magatrump says:

    Thank God for President Trump. Thank God for MAGA! We are winning! We are smoking the uniparty and the Dems and the MSM. Thank God. Praise Jesus!

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  25. Wilburine smiling, the other two, not so much. What a contrast in our peeps smiling having a wonderful time & they can barely crack a smile. When they do it seems forced. Wondering if Chinese are trying to display seriousness for the photo ops or if they really are sour pusses.

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    • joshua says:

      and if Hillary were POTUS…

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    • Tegan says:

      In my experience, Asians are generally very serious for serious occasions. I can hardly get my Japanese friends to smile in a posed photo. On the other hand, they (Japanese) can also be almost annoyingly silly…remember the children all giving the “V” sign when posing with Melania.) Adult Japanese also do it…constantly, once they feel comfortable with you.
      Look back at old photos of your American family members…the further back you go the fewer smiles you see in photos. Probably a lot of reasons, including bad teeth, but also a reflection of the hardships of the time.
      One more point, other cultures are generally not as openingly effusive as we Americans can be…the term Ugly American came from talking and laughing loudly, being physically demonstrative (hugging, touching, lightly poking, etc), dressing in bright colors, white tennis shoes, with ignorance of local customs …and the general self-confidence of a generally easy life. It is not always regarded favorably by other nations.
      So, I do not think of them as “sour pusses”…they are who they are with their own rules of decorum.

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    • Lack is not all says:

      Well, I saw Xi smiling very often to Trump.

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    • Dn’t think so, ystathos. My Chinese teacher told me nobody in China ever smiled – it made people wonder what you were thinking! She was amazed at how much we all smiled. In a short time, she was smiling, too. The Chinese are NOT sour pusses!

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  26. ibobland08 says:

    Glad to see these deals. However, I hope the goal is to eventually create an environment where there are no “deals”, but rather these types of purchases are done simply because purchasing American made goods is best choice.

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    • alligatriot says:

      “… these types of purchases are done simply because purchasing American made goods is best choice…”

      That, right there, is a fine summation of “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN”!

      It will just take some time to undo years of damage done by “American” politicians and greed-mongers who did not have our country’s best interest at heart.

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  27. Meanwhile the US media can find nothing good to report about President Trump’s trip.

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    • n1ghtcr4wler says:

      It’s really disgusting.

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      • sunnydaze says:

        With even Fox and the Cspans in on it, they’re making their agenda a bit too obvious for their own good.

        Guess that’s a good thing….. it always seems like the harder they fight Trump, the Harder they Fall in the end, so……….

        It’d be pretty awesome to have the whole MSM fall flat on it’s A$$, simultaneously.

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        • n1ghtcr4wler says:

          Trump has really shown what scum the mainstream media is. I despise them so much now. Before I didn’t care much about their gibberish. Now I want them destroyed.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      The American Media have a agenda….the “impeachment” agenda. President Trump’s Asia trip does not fit into MSM narrative. They hate President Trump and WeThePeople.

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      • Lack is not all says:

        They surely hate President Trump but much more they hate us, the deplorables, etc who stopped their way to glory. Mostly everybody hates their bosses and we are their bosses.

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    • FofBW says:

      The MSM is so irrelevant and on well on the way to oblivion.

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    • alligatriot says:

      But, but — fish food!

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    • Lack is not all says:

      They released the old skeletons to badmouth everything our magnificent President says or does. Even that small man with a big mouth, Clinton’s secretary of labor, showed up these days on TV to degrade our President. Obviously we are winning big

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  28. Joe S says:

    So what is the big deal Sundance?

    Didn’t former presidents use leverage and a strong stance in the past?

    Don’t you remember POTUS41, POTUS42, POTUS43, and POTUS44 all traveling to China, getting then unprecedented and royal treatment, and arriving at similar deals?

    UUUUUGH, NEVER MIND!

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  29. Oooohh I absolutely love that shot of T-Rex World Class Predator!!!

    I am grinning ear to ear! 😀

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  30. Asdzxc77 says:

    Are the Boeings built here or on China? IIRC Boeing built in China so the could get all our technology.

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  31. Ziiggii says:

    China, U.S. create ‘miracle’ with $253.4 billion in dealmaking: Zhong

    ‘miracle’ they say – “MIRACLE”!

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  32. LULU says:

    Before I read the thread, I’ll capitulate on Melania’s dress. It looks like Hawaii. And too covered up for Hawaii. And it is not flattering. She always looks good, but this was a big stage.

    A very big fan of hers, I give it a thumbs down on appropriateness for a formal state occasion like this.

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    • That was the point. To draw a stark contrast between the regimented Chinese and the relaxed confident nature of Americans.

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    • It’s a Chinese floral btw.

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    • dayallaxeded says:

      On the contrary, Melania’s outfits have been impressively appropriate and reverent to the cultures and circumstances of each nation and event. The only one that seemed a little off was her gown on arrival in China, but only b/c Xi’s wife (a former Red Army officer and singer, iirc) was dressed so mil-business-like. However, they got in better sync for the evening activities. Silk floral embroidery is foundational in Chinese culture (especially pre-communism), as are long straight, high-necked gowns. You may not care for the style, but I’d be willing to bet the Chinese people are over the moon for it. Same for the angular, yet flowing lines of Melania’s coat and dress seen at events in Japan. She really is a superb FLOTUS–best ever, I think. Not just because of her beauty and style, but mostly because of her God-centered and humane spirit (remember the Vatican trip). I do not think PDJT could be who he is and do all that he does without her.

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    • alligatriot says:

      If you had a chance to see the video of the ceremony, when the camera panned out for a wide shot of the whole square, who stood out from the crowd?

      Exactly.

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      • alligatriot says:

        Lulu, my apologies! I believe you were talking about the dinner dress, not the dress she wore at the welcoming ceremony. Slow brain cells.

        Not being a fashion expert, I thought the First Lady looked magnificent – in everything she wears!

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    • Lack is not all says:

      Differ. I love her outfit. She looks like an ethereal chinese empress. Perfect outfit for this occasion. The Chinese populace is going to love it.

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  33. Flight93Gal says:

    Do you believe the disgusting, disrespectful headline in the NYT today about POTUS visit to China? HERE IT IS: “… Far From Washington, ‘Uncle Trump’ Finds Fans in China…” Yes, we all despise the MSM but whether we like it or not, their outrageous and disrespectful coverage is impacting POTUS favorability ratings with others outside the CTH circle. Therefore, while we all congregate at CTH and applaud POTUS, each of us must accept the responsibility to “influence 3 to 4 POTUS haters/day”. Each of us should communicate the great things POTUS is doing for AMERICA daily to the rest of the country! Without this deliberate action, we’ll continue to represent the 38″ to 40% minority.

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  34. JessWokeUp says:

    Hmmm, is it just me or does almost every Chinese delegate/business rep look sour, almost like the lot of them are constipated?
    Seems this would be even harder to spin in Chinese media as a “win” for them if everyone looks on their side looks thoroughly unhappy.

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    • Monadnock says:

      That last photo of the two couples together…… Someone looks grim and it sure isn’t PDJT.

      Wonder if there are any flying lamps in the Xi residence? 🙂

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  35. alliwantissometruth says:

    Yeah, they’re commies, but they’re smart enough to realize it’s business that butters their bread

    Commies are unethical liars, with corruption, fraud & paranoia all part of the DNA of their ideology. Simply put, they’ll go for whatever they think they can get away with. They treat business the same as they treat their people, if they think they can get away with it, they’ll do it. There’s no “right & wrong” involved

    They’ve pretty much been handed their gains by our corrupt & inept government. They knew the last four presidents they dealt with were either corrupt, fraudulent, weak or stupid, & they took advantage of that

    This time around it’s different, 360 degrees different

    They not only know they can’t take any advantage whatsoever of President Trump, they also know there’s absolutely no sense in trying to get anything other than a fair deal from a man who will walk away from the table if it’s not in America’s best interests

    Business makes the world go round, & the Chinese have been propped up with a smoke & mirrors economy for a long, long time. This isn’t politics intermingled with business, it’s business intermingled with politics

    They understand they’re not dealing with the usual weasels, they’re dealing with a lion. When Trump walks in the room, he walks in as the boss, & the communist leaders know it

    They understand what a President Trump means to the business world & know what he brings to the table. Their commie bull**** goes out the window & serious negotiations take place because they need business interests to survive, & getting on the wrong side of Trump would spell disaster for their entire future business dynamic

    The communist leaders showed great reverence & respect to President Trump, because again, they know what butters their bread

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  36. Payday says:

    Didn’t PDJT win WV with like 65%? They’ll know what’s happening with China.

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  37. Sylvia Avery says:

    We were at Burger King last night for a late dinner. Our Burger King recently remodeled and has added several big screen TVs that they keep on FOX News, muted but with the closed caption on.

    While we were eating we watched Laura Ingram who had Victor Davis Hanson on as a guest. I really admire VDH. I don’t always agree, but he is smart and worth listening to I think even when he is wrong because I often learn stuff.

    I had watched Laura’s show earlier in the week and was annoyed because she was all over PDJT about the promises he made about Chinese trade during the election and he just better not bet going soft on China, blah blah. I told her to shut up several times, even though I like her, and that she needed to have more faith in PDJT.

    But last night, she let VDH do the talking. It was awesome. I think VDH must read Sundance! Seriously, it is hard to get any kind of sensible, reasonable analysis of the Chinese situation anywhere else.

    But VDH was explaining to Laura that we had LEVERAGE over China to use with NK but that didn’t mean that we would be giving in to China on trade. He talked about other areas of leverage such as India, and he also mentioned all the real estate we allow China to buy in the US and all of their children we allow here to attend college and these are things we could shut off or slow down if we wanted to use them to apply pressure on China.

    It was an enjoyable interview and made my Whopper taste better, I swear. And thank you Lord they didn’t have it on CNN!

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  38. MaineCoon says:

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  39. LBB says:

    Not sure if the full list of deals got posted. Condensed from the commerce dept list. Some didn’t have $, more of a joint project, example would be Honeywell.

    The 2017 U.S. CEO Delegation to China deals:

    Air Products (APD) Air Products and Yankuang Group Co., Ltd. – $3.5 billion
    The State of Alaska, Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC), China Petrochemical Corp (Sinopec), China Investment Corporation (CIC), and Bank of China (BOC) – $43 billion.
    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and COFCO
    Bell and Reignwood signed an agreement for 60 Bell 505s, valued at $50 million.
    Boeing and China Aviation Supplies Holding Company — $38 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc, and China Energy Investment Corp
    Cheniere Energy and China National Petroleum
    Dais Analytic Gouanrui (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd
    Delfin Midstream and China Gas Holdings – $8 billion
    Digit group and Gateguard – $100 million
    Digit group and Foton – $310 million
    Digit Group and HeDa Group – $1.5 billion
    The Dow Chemical Company
    Dow and Mobike
    Drylet, LLC and Nanjing Hoyo Municipal Utilities Investment and Administration Group – $100 million
    GE and Juneyao Airlines – $1.4 billion
    GE and ICBC – $1.1 billion
    GE and China Datang Group – $1 billion
    Goldman Sachs China Investment Corporation (“CIC”) – $5 billion
    Honeywell and Oriental Energy
    Honeywell and Spring Airlines
    I. M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG) and Civil Aviation Telecom Co., Ltd.
    Qualcomm and Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo – $12 billion
    SAS and Shenzhen Zhenghong Technology Co. Ltd. – $30 million
    Stine Seed China and Beijing W. Seed – $10 million
    TEREX and Xuzhou Handler – $250 million
    Thermo Fisher Scientific, Beijing Municipal Commission of Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing Novogene Bioinformatics Technology Co., Ltd, and Innovent Biologics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd – $35 million
    U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Foodstuffs, Native Produce and Animal By-products (CFNA) – $3.4 billion
    Viroment and Hangzhou Iron and Steel – $800 million
    Viroment and Guangye Guangdong Environmental Protection Group, Co, LTD. – $100 million
    Westinghouse Electric Company, Nuclear Power Technology Company (SNPTC) and subsidiaries, State Nuclear Power Engineering Corporation (SNPEC) and State Nuclear Power Automation & Engineering Company (SNPAS)

    Non delegation deals:

    American Ethane and Nanshan Group – $25 billion
    Ford Trading Company LLC. And Ford Motor (China) Ltd. – $10 billion
    GM and SAIC-GM – $2.2 billion.
    The Montana Stockgrowers signed and Jingdong Century Trade Company (JD.com) – $200 million. Smithfield Food Inc.
    Smithfield Food Inc and Jingdong Century Trade Company (JD.com) – $1 billion.
    The state of West and Shenhua corporation – $83 billion

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