Fake Panda – China’s Request for “Calm” is Pure Head-Fake From Beijing….

Perhaps President Trump has to play the public pretend game to China’s panda mask presentations, but we do not.

The corporate U.S. media are pushing a hard narrative today surrounding claims by Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and wanting to create “calm” to work in earnest toward a U.S-China trade deal.  However, those who follow the dynamic closely will remember Liu He’s role was changed back in July.  Today’s Panda announcement is pure cunning.

Everything China is doing is intended to make it harder for President Trump to be aggressive in the confrontation:

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese Vice Premier Liu He said on Monday that China is willing to resolve its trade dispute with the United States through calm negotiations and resolutely opposes the escalation of the conflict, a state-backed newspaper reported.

Liu, China’s top trade negotiator, was speaking at a tech conference in Chongqing in southwest China, the Chongqing Morning Post reported.

The comments come after U.S. President Donald Trump last week announced an extra 5% duty on some $550 billion of Chinese goods, the latest tit-for-tat move announced hours after China unveiled its retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. products. (read more)

Vice Premier Liu He is not China’s “top trade negotiator”.  He was replaced by Chairman Xi Jinping’s hand selected Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan back in July.

China is playing their familiar Panda mask routine.  Vice Premier Liu He takes the role of panda messaging to cover their interests; however, the reality is Zhong Shan is the hardline trade negotiator who makes the decisions.

Liu He is the Panda mask covering for the true disposition of Zhong Shan.

As CTH noted when it happened:

“China’s Commerce Minister Zhong Shan has been assigned the role to harden the position of the communist regime and override any panda presentations by Liu He.  Vice-Premier Liu retains the panda mask, but Zhong is the ultimate control agent.

The message within Zhong’s placement tells the true nature of the Chinese position: Trade War !

Beijing attempts to downplay the position of their hard-line commerce addition, but the reality of the re-started trade discussions tells a more fulsome story.  Chairman Xi is going to engage in full confrontational trade war with President Trump and the U.S. team.”  (read more)

Ultimately an openly hostile and aggressive position by China is exactly what President Trump would prefer.  Pretense is a painstakingly annoying negotiation strategy and President Trump is pre-disposed as a ‘get-to-the-nub-of-it’ type of negotiator.  Down South the term would be: ‘he doesn’t suffer fools’.

The current status-quo, where international investment is paused to wait and see what happens (while corporations make alternate plans), is more favorable to President Trump than Chairman Xi.  The current stalemate has nimble companies departing China, the Belt-and-Road initiatives shrinking and Beijing is burning through cash to subsidize their current manufacturing base. [The currency devaluation is ongoing]

This is why China needs to create a softer impression; misleading on their true motives and providing ammunition for the Beijing apologists.  They do not want President Trump to increase the conflict and drive out U.S. companies.

Existing tariffs remain a financial drain on China, not U.S. consumers. In actuality U.S. inflation continues to decline. Meanwhile President Trump is hitting Xi with public questions about Beijing purchasing U.S. agricultural products; a previous promise.

In actuality President Trump knows the purchase promises were the typical false-promises of Beijing; but, well, the lies have a value in calling out Panda’s duplicity.

The potential tariffs (25 percent on $300+ billion in goods) sit on the table as a weapon President Trump would love to start using.  However, in the dance with the dragon Lighthizer and Ross have to wait for the panda mask to fully drop.  Currently Chairman Xi Jinping is trying to keep the financial/investment class from noticing the panda mask is slipping.  However, that ruse can’t last too much longer.  Thus the dance continues.

At the 30,000/ft level China appears to have accepted that President Trump isn’t going to concede an inch. Therefore their position in the trade stand-off is timed to exhaust around the 2020 presidential election.  Despite what the U.S. media are claiming, Beijing is making very visible moves to withstand more than a year of status quo strain.

All of the heavily pushed media narratives today surrounding Liu He statements are simply Wall Street multinationals, through their media allies, trying to fend off the confrontation between the U.S. and China.  There are trillions at stake.

This is a battle between the U.S. and China, but also between U.S. multinationals who are financially positioned/vested on the side of Beijing.   The U.S. Wall Street multinationals are trying to protect their Chinese investments by pushing a narrative that China is open to honest and fair negotiations; they are not.

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144 Responses to Fake Panda – China’s Request for “Calm” is Pure Head-Fake From Beijing….

  1. Reloader says:

    Are there any photographs of Xi with a different expression on his face?

    Our President has very often said that previous, he describes them as “stupid,” administrations basically BUILT China as it stands today. It would seem that President Trump wants very much to reverse that … entirely.

    I believe he will not “make a deal” with China until it means NOT having to deal, AT ALL, with any conmunists. The Chinese Conmunist Party will be eliminated before Trump is done.

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  2. oic says:

    tariff to 30% on first $250b and 15% to remaining $300b should continue as schedule
    China don’t want a fairer deal where its win-win. They only want China win and US lose

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  3. the fact that China haven’t done anything with Fetanyl tells me they’re negotiating win bad faith. Fetaynl isn’t even trade related, its killing thousands of Americans a year

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  4. 335blues says:

    “History tells us never to believe any promises made by the CCP, nor to trust that any of the CCP’s commitments will be fulfilled. Believing the words of the Communist Party—no matter what the issue may be—will cost one one’s life.” – ‘Nine commentaries on the communist party’.

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  5. 335blues says:

    “In a normal society, people show care and love for one another, hold life in awe and veneration, and give thanks to God. In the East, people say, “Do not impose on others what you would not want done to yourself.”[2] In the West, people say, “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”[3]
    Conversely, the CCP holds that “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.”[4] In order to keep alive the “struggles” within society, hatred must be generated. Not only does the CCP take lives, it encourages people to kill each other.”
    -Nine commentaries on the communist party’.

    The ‘generating hatred’ part reminds me of the democrat party.

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  6. Pale rider says:

    when your betting with your own money and livelihood people tend to get serious about the truth. Doesn’t matter what they ‘think’ about the president personally just how to best leverage his decisions and know what’s coming.

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  7. Tseg says:

    Got to love the desperate MSM so disappointed the market recovered. Defies logic once again.

    Headline:

    The Dow Rises 222 Points Because Trade News Couldn’t Get Much Worse

    https://www.barrons.com/articles/dow-jones-industrial-average-is-up-on-trade-hopes-but-tariffs-are-still-rising-51566823457

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  8. JoeMeek says:

    If the Chinese get any fakier, the could all qualify to become FBI agents.

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  9. GP says:

    I wonder if the CCP realizes even nitiwits like me can now see through the panda mask…and me being able to do is only because of SD.

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  10. dufrst says:

    Trump has a panda mask too! But Trump understands that decoupling from China is a process and so he will continue to play the role. However, it’s not coincidental that the Quadrilateral– US, Japan, Australia, and India — all convened at the G7 this past weekend. It’s not coincidental, that Trump’s wingman, Abe not only agree to a trade deal but also agreed to buy the surplus corn that China was supposed to buy.

    I believe the decoupling will be complete in two steps, starting with the implementation of this next round of tariffs in October and then when talks fail to produce to Trump’s satisfaction in December. At the news conference, POTUS said that a fair deal with China would have to decidedly favor the US. Trump clearly said that it’s not enough to meet China halfway. I believe the only way Trump accepts a “halfway” deal with China, is if China throws in North Korea.

    I believe that’s the only deal Trump is willing to sign onto and it’s the reason why this trade war is going to get a lot tougher, because in order to get China to do that, it’s going to have to mean a lot more pain for them in order for them to finally tap out.

    My only question is if Trump is willing to see the stock market really bleed in order to see that through. China is betting he is not willing to see that in an election year. At the news conference Trump said he doesn’t do things for politics. He does things because it’s the right thing to do. I hope the American people recognize what’s at stake here. This is bigger than an election. This is the only man that can do this job. If there’s a stock market crash, so be it so long as we have this straightened out and North Korea set free. Give Trump a chance to finish the job dammit! MAGA!!

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  11. Frank says:

    President Trump has told US companies to get out of China now. I would expect that, in 3 or 4 months’ time, we can expect to see the US cut off all trade with China, period. Shortly thereafter, we’ll see the traitors at Google/Alphabet, Apple, and maybe Facebook getting caught for sharing intellectual property with the communists. That will make a lovely pretext for imposing federal regulations on those companies to force out all the communist sympathizers.

    As my prediction goes on, it gets foggier. But I really believe Trump is going to economically cut China off at the knees by the end of this year or the start of next year. Then we’ll see how calm those fentanyl-dealing two-faced back-stabbers will feel.

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  12. foo says:

    On 8/11 Trump dines with Tim Cook of Apple, one of the worst offenders in chinese off-shoring.
    Shortly after, he escalates by pre-announcing his intent to use the IEEPA.

    The point here is he knows the Chinese market is a prisoner’s dilemma for US firms and as such government must force the issue.

    Now that the intent is made clear, it takes time to shift supply chains out of China, and until then, he needs to do a little song & dance to prevent things like state seizure of American factories or sudden shocks to logistics causing economic damage to the USA.

    It’s much like in a play where they darken the background and shift the action so you don’t notice the stage-hands replacing the set.

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  13. Mr deplorable says:

    I’ll pay more for my stuff, if America will quit being chinas bitch boy.

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