Meaningless Words – Chairman Xi Jinping Uses Panda Speech To Con China Trade Critics…

While necessarily needing to continue the gamesmanship, and publicly exhibit positive reception therein, I doubt seriously President Trump is fooled by this familiar Chinese ploy. Actions speak louder than words:

BOAO/BEIJING, China (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping promised on Tuesday to open the country’s economy further and lower import tariffs on products like cars, in a speech seen as an attempt to defuse an escalating trade dispute with the United States.

While much of his pledges were reiterations of previously announced reforms that foreign businesses say are long overdue, Xi’s comments sent stock markets and the U.S. dollar higher on hopes of a compromise that could avert a trade war.

Xi said China will widen market access for foreign investors, addressing a chief complaint of its trading partners and a point of contention for U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, which has threatened billions of dollars in tariffs on Chinese goods. (more)

Historic Chinese geopolitical policy, vis-a-vis their totalitarian control over political engagement (action) and diplomacy through silence, is evident in the strategic use of the space between carefully chosen words, not just the words themselves.

Each time China takes aggressive action (red dragon) China projects a panda face through silence and non-response to opinion of that action.…. meanwhile, the action continues. The red dragon has a tendency to say one necessary thing publicly, while manipulating another necessary thing privately.  The Art of War.

President Trump is the first U.S. President to understand how the red dragon hides behind the panda mask.

It is specifically because he understands that Panda is a mask that President Trump messages warmth toward the Chinese people, and pours vociferous praise upon Xi Jinping, while simultaneously confronting the geopolitical doctrine of the Xi regime.

In essence Trump is mirroring the behavior of China while confronting their economic duplicity.

Peace or war. Win or lose. Yin and Yang. Culturally there is no middle position in dealings with China; they are not constitutionally capable of understanding or valuing the western philosophy of mutual benefit where concession of terms gains a larger outcome.

If it does not benefit China, it is not done. Why would any nation agree to any action that is adverse to their specific interests?  From the Chinese position any nation taking such action is weak.  In politics or economics the same perspective is true.  It is a zero-sum outlook.

Therefore the only way you win a strategic confrontation with China is to control the outcomes of victory.  China must win inside the outcome as presented.  All successful negotiation with China is based on the principle that China must view the presented end-deal as a victory.

If the negotiation is presented as China needing to concede a current position, they will never agree and a deal will never happen.  China must gain within the outcome.

Avoiding loss is not victory from the Chinese perspective.

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65 Responses to Meaningless Words – Chairman Xi Jinping Uses Panda Speech To Con China Trade Critics…

  1. Sentient says:

    Maybe it’ll con the young NPR types who’d been trying to beat up on the president for starting a “trade war” (ignoring that their guy Bernie advocated raising tariffs only 2 years ago).

    Liked by 3 people

    • VoteAllIncumbantsOut says:

      Love this Sundance… If it does not benefit China, it is not done. Why would any nation agree to any action that is adverse to their specific interests?

      Kinda of like term limits, it’ll never happen until ‘We the People’ make it happen!


  2. trialbytruth says:

    Panda is not fooling anyone,but it was a nice excuse for a stock rally, so there is that.

    Liked by 4 people

    • webgirlpdx says:

      Yes. I was thinking the same thing, Trial. The Swamp would have loved nothing more than a complete massacre in market today. Didn’t happen. Middle finger to all of them.

      Liked by 7 people

      • RG. Getard says:

        I will use the opportunity of these market rallies to put myself further into a defensive position. Not because I feel President Trumps agenda is not in my and the country’s self interest, but rather I am becoming convinced those opposed to Trump are willing to cut their nose off to spite their face. What is in my interest and those who support the president is not in the interest of the establishment. Like China they are not interested in a win win, but rather total domination of those they view as their inferiors. They are without moral guidance and are dangerous. When someone is willing to blow themselves up, it is best to take cover and be around to scrape up what is left of them.

        Liked by 1 person

        • WSB says:

          The uncanny future, though, is that PT is driving production, manufacturing, and new start up plants to repopulate in the US, many who either already are or will be publicly traded companies.

          As SD has often presented, do not miss the train. US companies with domestic roots will do very well and cause the stock market to respond accordingly.


      • piper567 says:

        Where’s Mickey?


  3. citizen817 says:

    The Dow rallied 429 pts today after Xi words calmed the markets. Now it’s “put up or shut up”… additional tariffs are still in play.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. 4sure says:

    This is good. It calms the markets and Trump looks like he is winning. He knows what Xi is doing as SD says. So, it’s all good because Trump is in charge. Take the lumps out..

    Liked by 9 people

    • Janie M. says:

      4sure, I think President Trump practices the “kill them with your kindness” strategy while totally comprehending the underlying currents. Amazing. We’ve seen him lavish praise on others in the past and then ….

      Liked by 1 person

  5. fleporeblog says:

    SD you know the Panda better than most! However, I look at this POS the same way I look at Rocket Man. Rocket Man probably can’t believe that with everything he has done since the Olympics, the MAXIMUM PRESSURE CAMPAIGN has not let up one bit. That is why I feel confident that not only will North Korea denuclearize but just as important, the Korean War will be concluded.

    Xi can continue to play his game. I remember all those signing ceremonies when our President was there in November. Our President said all the right things but look what he has done since.

    232 on Steel and Aluminum, 301 on Intellectual Property, $150 Billion dollars of proposed tariffs (25% on many Chinese products), told China to scratch our Bald Eagle’s ass when it came to 5G, currently 3 Carrier groups in the South China Sea and Japan is NOW an offensive military again (first time since WWI).

    Our Lion may have given the Panda a scratch but his actions tell me Xi will see that the ways of the previous administration are LONG GONE!


    Liked by 15 people

  6. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    Sarah said basically this at the WHPB — we want action, not words.

    I saw an article or two recently about Bolton and Taiwan. That’s another nice little ace up the sleeve we can use. To prod the dragon.

    Trump knows we run the game, in terms of economy size. No reason for him to stop pushing until he gets most of what he wants, if not all of it.

    Panda has met its match.

    Liked by 14 people

    • Kenji says:

      The Panda is NOT a self-supporting economy. Game OVER for them if we can maintain PDJT for a full 8-years. Although I am sure the Clinton Cartel and their crony Globalists are just itching to SELL OUT the American people again.

      Liked by 12 people

    • TwoLaine says:

      Did you hear the story about the Congrats call from Taiwan as told by Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie in Let TRUMP be TRUMP?

      BTW, both have been very quiet lately…

      Liked by 2 people

      • MakeAmericaGreat says:

        I did not hear about the Taiwan call, but sounds great!

        Bossie was on some show recently, can’t recall which one. I have not seen Corey for a bit, yeah.

        Liked by 2 people

        • TwoLaine says:

          I love listening to and sharing this! It’s a hoot. Enjoy!

          God and Donald Trump and Let Trump Be Trump
          8 Dec 2017

          Journalist Stephen Strang explored the role of religion in the Trump election and presidency, and former Trump campaign managers Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie discuss the 2016 election.

          On the same stage with them at Liberty University and part of the interviewing team are:

          Jerry Falwell, Jr., President and Chancellor, Liberty University
          Robert Hurt, Director, Liberty University (brother of Smilin’ Charlie Hurt)

          Liked by 1 person

        • TwoLaine says:

          I found out what Corey has been up to. Apparently some “reporter” from New York Ragazine came to his home and knocked on the door for 10 minutes. When no one answered, she turned the knob and walked right on in. She took pictures and stole a photo album before her boyfriend told her (on the phone) that this was probably not legal and she exited. She bragged about it and posted a picture on Twitter. I hope she hangs. These tabloid trash have no boundaries.

          Liked by 1 person

  7. WhereEaglesDare says:

    The Chinese have been sending our kids toys, building materials, flooring, ect with formaldehyde in them for years. China don’t care about the U.S. NEVER Never Never trust the Chinese!!!

    Liked by 8 people

  8. Publius2016 says:

    Had me fooled! Love President Trump teaching out in friendship too…it is SAD DAY when your biggest competitor is a better friend than the entire DC political circle…

    Liked by 3 people

  9. truthbomb says:

    “Avoiding loss is not victory from the Chinese perspective.” Who cares? Not our job to help them “save face”. Let their Communist propaganda machine take care of that. Reminds me of American businessmen bowing to Japanese businessmen when they come to the United States. Projects weakness to Asians.

    Liked by 5 people

    • WSB says:

      True…but if a Chinese man is not dealt with on that level, the dragon automatically surfaces.

      The game is to allow your adversary to save face, while you wage war on the dragon behind the face. PT understands this. Thus, the action of never backing down of the tariffs.

      PT will not back down. Someone who does not understand the paper dragon would, because he or she would feel embarrased about offending the Chinese man.

      That is always how the Chinese win.
      they believe we are weak because we apologize if we are not treating them as friends.

      They do not have friends.

      Liked by 2 people

    • filia.aurea says:

      Bowing slightly to Japanese businessmen is just plain good manners – it’s a cultural necessity. I’m sure President Trump will find a way to let the Chinese have their “win” without hurting “America First”. Wouldn’t bother me if they took the pig farms they bought in NC back to China.


  10. chojun says:

    Here is my take on this.

    The tariffs against China are part of the leverage that the US is exerting as part of the North Korea “maximum pressure” strategy.

    There’s no way that Trump will back off until all US objectives have been met. I suspect Xi doesn’t know this yet but is quickly finding out.

    But with that said, China re-balancing trade and becoming more of a consumer of world goods than a producer goes counter to their Belt and Road strategy.

    For that reason I think Xi is all talk right now.

    Liked by 3 people

  11. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    “the principle that China must view the presented end-deal as a victory.”

    Your “victory” will be that we will let you have the soybeans and other things so you do not start starving and eating each other.

    Liked by 4 people

  12. Mark Wothe says:

    “Why would any nation agree to any action that is adverse to their specific interests?”

    I don’t know the answer to the question, but I know a lot of people you could ask. They’re all Democrats except for a few RINOs.

    Liked by 3 people

  13. El Torito says:

    By heaping praise on Xi, what VSGPDJT is doing is forcing Xi to publicly OWN his words. WHEN he does something else other than as promised, VSGPDJT he will appear much less than honest and honorable to his own populace, who very much like TRUMP.

    The art of Face.

    Liked by 4 people

  14. thinker says:

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    Liked by 4 people

  15. Aparition42 says:

    We placed tariffs on durable goods that we can produce better than they can, and we did it after lowering taxes to offset any increase in costs to our consumers.

    China responded with the threat of tariffs on food that would lower our grocery prices while making it harder for their billion citizens to eat. I’m shaking in my boots.

    If this is a trade war, I’m all for it. Perhaps the incompetent communist central planners will finally fund modernization of their own agriculture and become less reliant on foreign food. That would lead to lower food prices world wide.

    Codependency makes people paranoid and resentful. Our respective nations’ relationship will be much more amiable once we’ve dismantled the economic mutually assured destruction scheme the previous three administrations got us entangled in. Peace through self-reliance.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. FL_GUY says:

    I appreciate these economic posts by Sundance. If more people understood how the system works, the bought off politicians would not get away with selling us out as much. Right now, they use ignorance of We the People to pull things that we do not know how it will affect us. They lie about the effect, such as with NAFTA and continue to lie when it proves to be a disaster to We the People and the USA. Imagine the nightmare the TPP would have produced. Out bought and paid for pols were right on board with it because THEIR bank accounts benefited from it. Of course, when their bank accounts go up, ours goes down. To me that is THEFT!

    Liked by 5 people

  17. Mncporet says:

    The Panda/Red Dragon has worked for decades. They just have never met someone/something like PJT. They’re probably confused at this point. As are most of our trading “partners”, I love it.

    Liked by 3 people

  18. Here’s the thing…does anyone here think that the Deep State is not loaded to the gills with Dragon\Panda money and influence. This war is being fought behind the scenes. The Panda is saying all the right things but the Dragon owns many of the Eagle’s political representatives and businesses!

    There is plenty riding on the coup going on before our eyes. Does anyone think for a minute that every move that Mueller makes is not known by China before it’s made?

    Does anyone here really think that the Dragon and the Swamp are not connected? What we are seeing is the last vestiges of Republic being destroyed by Communism!

    C’mon Sun Dance let’s get down to the real situation here. Mueller is a Communist…most in our government whether elected or not are communists…does anyone here think the Dragon is not involved with the coup of this POTUS and our system in general?

    Communists need the “state” in order to survive…every single person that works for the Federal Government (exception of the Military) is to a great extent…a communist. EVERYONE!!!

    They NEED the “state”!!!

    Any action a Federal Employee makes to shrink government can put them out of work and out of power. The Deep State, those that control the day to day for these federal employees are communists…and what is China?

    China is entrenched in our government, in our economy and in our lives…to think that China communists and American communist are not international communists is just foolishness!!!

    Believe this…China may be making concessions concerning trade for one of these reasons and one of these reasons only:

    1. They know Trump is going to be impeached or removed. Or they believe this.

    2. They know Trump is actually winning in the coup attempt and they are dealing with the loss.

    There is nothing else…believe it!!!

    Liked by 2 people

  19. Foolsgold says:

    China was planning to import autos to US bigly and were planing on US cars be built there and imported to the US. It was Xi dream but Trump set that proposal on fire, For a better deal MAGA style. Xi thinks Americans will buy anything they make. Not this one, but unfortunately money talks and BS walks when it comes to most Americans spending their hard earned money purchasing a NEW car for which young ones do a lot! It’s all about how much can you afford for a monthly payment.


  20. jeans2nd says:

    Listened to Adm (Ret) Mike Mullen and rejected-Ambassador Victor Cha at CFR today. Both are lost, dazed, and confuzed at our direction and intent toward NoKo vis a vis China. Nothing is proceeding as normal. Negotiations are not proceeding according to the rulebook.

    If our Esteemed Very Smart Leaders cannot figure this out, how will our Esteemed Very Smart Leaders capitulate to the Red Chinese?

    Dictator-For-Life Xi just may have met his match this time. lol

    Liked by 2 people

  21. RH says:

    A TRILLION dollar worth of tariff on Chinese goods should get China to change their behavior.

    Liked by 2 people

  22. William F Buckley's Ghost says:

    China owns a tremendous amount of stock in American companies. They don’t like losing $$$ either so Xi calmed the markets today.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. TPR says:

    I agree that Trump knows that Xi’s words are only as good as his actions. But I don’t think Xi’s comments are meaningless. Xi cares about his image and wants to gain the trust of foreign governments. As far as a “trade war” is concerned, Xi’s comments (if empty) would only give Trump/US fuel to justify future actions that are tough on China. It also gives Trump an easy PR win. Xi may be bluffing to test Trump, but by now I would hope Xi knows that Trump won’t be sweet-talked.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Texian says:

    This is a classic example of the professional art of international business dealing. And that is exactly what it is.. A business deal.. Sir Trump is perfect for this job.. And anybody who can’t see that are simply deluding themselves..


  25. CNN_sucks says:

    China is paper tiger. Cheap labor is their only game.


  26. William Dorritt says:

    The US has been losing, getting it’s ass kicked for 30 years.
    China will always cheat with the goal of sucking the US dry, which is mostly completed.
    End all trade with China, go after them for the theft of IP, purge their spies from our institutions.
    Sell Japan, Taiwan, and Australia all of the anti ship and anti aircraft weapons they can afford.


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