Guess Who’s Coming…

Someone is coming to the United States next week.  Can you read this tweet and predict who it is?…

Seriously, given that we have watched this dynamic play out, over-and-over, for more than two years, it seems almost silly that China continues to play this tactical negotiation card.

Alas, :::heavy sigh::: this stupid dance continues…

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Thursday a delegation from China would come to the United States next week for more trade talks.

“China’s coming in next week. We’re going to have a meeting with them. We’ll see. But we’re doing very well,” Trump said before leaving on a trip to Florida.

“I have a lot of options on China. But if they don’t do what we want, we have tremendous power,” he added. (link)

Seriously, can Beijing possibly be blind to how transparently obvious the connective tissue between U.S-China trade talks and their ridiculously overused DPRK-nuclear leverage canard is?

China is coming to the U.S. for another round of trade discussions and here we go again with the North Korean captives of Kim Jong-un, entirely controlled by Beijing, pulling out that same page from the worn-out playbook and trying to sell North Korea as leverage to gain favorable trade position… It’s just silly at this point.

Does Xi Jinping rely solely on headlines of the New York Times to analyze the position of the Trump administration?

TODAYNorth Korea claimed Saturday that negotiations with American diplomats over the totalitarian country’s nuclear program had broken down Saturday, though the State Department later said the comments “do not reflect the content or the spirit” of the discussions.

North Korea’s top nuclear negotiator, Kim Myong Gil, told reporters through a translator outside Pyongyang’s embassy in Stockholm that working-level talks between officials from Washington and Pyongyang in Stockholm “have not fulfilled our expectation and finally broke off.”

“The U.S. raised expectations by offering suggestions like a flexible approach, new method and creative solutions, but they have disappointed us greatly and dampened our enthusiasm for negotiation by bringing nothing to the negotiation table,” Kim added, according to Reuters. (read more)

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117 Responses to Guess Who’s Coming…

  1. 1riot1ranger says:

    Too bad Noko is held hostage

    Liked by 7 people

  2. USTerminator says:

    After meeting with China next week fruitlessly. President Trump will announce cut off China from stock market. That will be a big one. Financial war is next

    Liked by 12 people

  3. Dances with Wolverines says:

    The only ones who will take the red China bait will be the Trump haters.

    Liked by 6 people

  4. Doppler says:

    Is that a red pill Melania is handing Chairman Kim and he is reaching up to take? That’s a brilliant photo/meme.

    Liked by 21 people

  5. Katherine McCoun says:

    I instantly knew as soon as I read the tweet – thanks to SD articles and learning from fellow commenters

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  6. Jim Raclawski says:

    what is the impact on China’s international “face” in light of the continuing Hong Kong resistance… the 70th big party seems to have fizzled like a damp fuse on a popbottle rocket.. the escalator live rounds won’t sit well with folks that have been on the sidelines until now…

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  7. I wonder how much longer the Con-minist regime will continue to hold power in the proud and ancient land that is China.

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    • nimrodman says:

      As long as they want

      In Communist China the next purge / Great Leap Forward is only a diktat away

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Agreed. I’ve seen a number of articles by well-educated Chinese living in the US who travel back and forth. Their take is that the Chinese public is too interested in the Capitalist pursuits to be as interested in democracy, Western freedom and other esoteric philosophies they have no familiarity with. Most are quite happy with the blocked Chinese internet also, it doesn’t block them from internal social media and allows them a wide commercial access that meets their new capitalist abilities.

        There are still many Chinese with vivid memories of universal Mao clothes and Flying Pigeon bicycles. China’s economy has grown yearly during the lives of every Chinese alive and their being on line to be the world’s largest consumer economy by 2030ish, increasing their capitalist lifestyles, is more important than some alien philosophy. They ain’t gonna upset the apple cart.

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        • El Torito says:

          Well educated Chinese…pfft. Just educated fools.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            We think so at our peril. The Chinese government since before the reapproachment ping-pong diplomacy have been sending Chinese to teach and do research in our universities, industries and even government agencies. The losses to them have been paramount in advancing China’s economy and military.

            Let’s not forget that the standardized PISA international testing in hard subjects (science, math, reading comprehension) still has the US in the middle of nations tested. The US came in 31st while China came in 10th.

            Bright sapot is that US students seem to be taught to hate their country better than the Chinese.

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        • Donzo says:

          That economic trajectory of which you speak is in rapid meltdown.

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        • Donzo says:

          That economic trajectory of which you speak is in rapid meltdown.

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    • TPW says:

      May have been about Japan so long ago was younf….do you remember the mini series …Shogun…..think I will try to look it up also like Shaka Zulo spelling? Great shows when TV had them baxk in the day. Dont forget…Rich man Poor man…

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    • geoffgo says:

      An “internal” revolt in China would become the bloodiest wae ever witnessed by man.
      IMO, there would no survivors in all of Asia.

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  8. Muthaucker says:

    That’s ok, when China goes tango uniform, NK will come begging for a deal.

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  9. wyoskeptic says:

    Well, I’d have to say it is probably not “Virgina Wolffe”.

    With China, it is always a waiting game until they have no choice but deal. Then it is another waiting game to see how long it is before they break the deal into pieces. I have to say they have held off overrunning Hong Kong longer than I thought they would.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Agreed. The Mainland tried waiting it out, using their HK government stooges to pressure the protestors, threatening by military displays in the harbor and in-town garrisons, moving military closer to the borders and ratcheting up the rhetoric by ever increasing levels of Mainland government.

      I’m betting that the Mainland’s trying to give the world’s protesting nations a fig leaf to hide behind. The protests are suddenly and rapidly picking up violence and severity making me wonder if the agitprop section of the Chicom government’s taken a page out of Sun Tzu’s and Mao’s books and are guiding and encouraging – if not actively directing – some/most of these more violent riots to give them an excuse to move in. There’s that Western fig leaf.

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  10. Alex Pazzo says:

    Xi watches too much MSM.

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  11. deplorabledaveinsocal says:

    I like how every time the Norks “act up”, President Trump slaps the Chinese… You’d think after all this time, the Xi would realize that… USTerminator speaks volumes from the likelihood the Chinese get delisted. Sundance has pointed out numersous times how reliant the Chinese are on us just for basic survival – they don’t even have the means to take care of their population. So, here we are again with the Chinese playing this game. Soon, they will be getting squeezed between actions our president takes and riled up Chinese people hungry and looking for jobs…

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  12. Jim Smith says:

    This is a perfect example of the damage done by the Resistance and Impeachment idiots.
    By undermining POTUS every step of the way, foreign leaders wrongly perceive weakness.
    The sad thing is, if we did not have this nonsense happening, there’s a good chance POTUS would have delivered both a China Trade deal, and a NORKO de-nuke plan.

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      Yes, it’s sick. We have actually elected people to represent us, who are rooting against us. They are actively working to undermine the safety and prosperity of us all, because…Trump. Sick, evil people!

      Liked by 7 people

      • vikingmom says:

        “They are actively working to undermine the safety and prosperity of us all, because…”

        Because they, and their families, have made MILLIONS of dollars over the last 30+ years by doing so!!

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  13. Mike in a Truck says:

    The Red Chinese play this game because it’s all they got. The oldest dance in Asia- one step forward two steps back. Been used by Kim’s old man and China for decades. The North Vietnamese used it against that simpleton Henry Kissinger- alot. Xi is being slowly roasted over a spit by PDJT and is so stupid he cant figure ot out.

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    • El Torito says:

      Trump has them so figured out it’s a joke.

      It seems the only thing easier than China buying off our politicians and stealing billions is taking it back.

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  14. Tiffthis says:

    I hope PDJT isn’t wasting 1 minute with this Chinese envoy- he’s a busy, important man 💯

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  15. Fishelsea says:

    NK talks are on hold. Just deal with the boss in China. Role it all into the trade negotiations

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  16. 335blues says:

    The chinese communist party CCP is the scourge of the world.
    They torture and murder the chinese people by the thousands every year,
    sacrifices intended to keep the population, who vastly outnumber them,
    in check with fear.
    Xi is sociopathic monster who lucidly dreams of ruling the world.
    This is the madness that Romney has sold his soul for.
    This is the madness that the ‘chamber of commerce’ and the wall street
    hedge fund drivers have sold their soul for.
    This is the madness that the communist democrat party gets on their knees for.
    Pelosi, Schumer, Feinstein, all of them on their knees bowing to the
    blood, violence and death of communism.
    They are all just as sociopathic as Xi, and all of them are communists.

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    • LadyLibertyII says:

      As we watch the brave young freedom fighters of Hong Kong juxtaposed against the corrupt enablers of the CCP in our own country, including those politicians who would sell their souls (and our country) for thirty pieces of silver, the contrast to our President and by extension to us, his “Deplorables,” could not be more stark.

      Like those amazing young people in Hong Kong, we realize the true price of liberty – and it is far greater than any amount of money – it is our life.

      Quite simply, we cannot be bought. We will not be enslaved by those who can.

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    • Fata Morgana says:

      Sundance nailed it…it is truly a “Danse Macabre.”

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  17. littleanniefannie says:

    I hope the President will smile and say this is the way you’re going to do it or this is what we’ll do. Your choice? Answer in five, four, three…

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  18. Deplore Able says:

    I would much rather do business with India rather than China. Why should we make a country rich, when that country has nuclear missiles pointed at us? Why do business with a country that forces women to have abortions, throws religious minorities into concentrations camps, steals our intellectual property, has no regard for the environment, keeps their people under constant surveillance and has no regard at all for basic human rights? Do we want to trust a Communist dictator?

    India is a democratic republic. They have an executive branch, a legislative branch and a judicial branch, just like the USA. India does not have nuclear weapons pointed at the USA. Indian law is bases on the English common law, just like the USA. India has a growing middles class but still has a huge pool of people who need to be raised from poverty.

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  19. Perot Conservative says:

    Pass USMCA. Put pressure on. Where is the full court press?

    GREAT OPTICS! POTUS pushing for jobs, workers, the economy, and Pelosi playing games.

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  20. A2 says:

    Here is the statement from State.gov about the talks

    “The early comments from the DPRK delegation do not reflect the content or the spirit of today’s 8 1/2 hour discussion. The U.S. brought creative ideas and had good discussions with its DPRK counterparts.

    In the course of the discussions, the U.S. delegation reviewed events since the Singapore summit, and discussed the importance of more intensive engagement to solve the many issues of concern for both sides.

    The U.S. delegation previewed a number of new initiatives that would allow us to make progress in each of the four pillars of the Singapore joint statement.

    At the conclusion of our discussions, the United States proposed to accept the invitation of our Swedish hosts to return to Stockholm to meet again in two weeks time, in order to continue discussions on all of the topics. The United States delegation has accepted this invitation.

    The United States and the DPRK will not overcome a legacy of 70 years of war and hostility on the Korean Peninsula through the course of a single Saturday. These are weighty issues, and they require a strong commitment by both countries. The United States has that commitment.

    The United States is deeply grateful to our hosts at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs for having provided a venue and an opportunity for these discussions to occur.”
    https://www.state.gov/north-korea-talks/

    This contrary to the statement from Kim Myong-gil who made the remark in front of the North Korean Embassy on the outskirts of Stockholm after holding talks with his U.S. counterpart, Stephen Biegun.

    The meeting marked the first formal negotiation between the two sides since February’s summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi collapsed due to gaps over the extent of Pyongyang’s denuclearization and Washington’s sanctions relief.

    “The negotiation did not live up to our expectations and broke down. I am very displeased,” Kim said. “It is entirely because the U.S. has not discarded its old stance and attitude that the negotiation this time failed to produce any results.”

    Kim also said that he told the U.S. that the North can enter discussions on the “next phase” of its denuclearization measures if the U.S. replies “sincerely” to the North’s earlier measures such as its self-imposed moratorium on nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches.
    “While having so far hinted at a flexible approach, new method and creative solution, the U.S. has heightened expectations. But it came out with nothing, greatly disappointed us and sapped our appetite for negotiations,” he said.

    “We have already clearly explained to the U.S. what calculation method was needed and given it sufficient time, but the U.S. came to the negotiations empty-handed and this, after all, shows it is not willing to solve the issue,” he added.
    https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20191006000251325?section=national/diplomacy

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    • A2 says:

      If I dare to offer an opinion, looking at the sequence of events ( considering US domestic politics, no more Nasty Bolton whispering anti NK stuff in DJT’s NSC, NK and China declaring ‘undying friendship’ with pinky swears, shooting off an underwater cold launch Ballistic missile ( banned by U.N. and by agreement with the US at the last summit the day before announcing they would agree to talks, sending the B team from the FM that has no NK domestic power), leads me to believe the talks were a ruse to embarrass the administration. They think they rolled the administration. So yeah, they read the MSM.

      As for PRC, according to the Party/State mouthpiece, the Global Times, the prep for the trade meetings in DC will focus on tariffs, not the structural issues. And my dartboard favourite, Hu Xijin has this to say:

      Hu Xijin 胡锡进
      @HuXijin_GT
      US economy is not as promising as the White House brags. With no huge untapped potential, no major science/tech innovation in recent years. Its exuberance has been built on fragile balance of financial game, but it still launched a trade war. More terrible consequences will come.

      Ive been trying to help him out, but the bollocks meister just won’t take A hint. One last edit for #auldlangsyne :

      Hu Xijin 胡锡进
      @HuXijin_GT
      PRC economy is not as promising as Zhongnanhai brags. With no huge untapped potential, no major science/tech innovation in recent years. Its exuberance has been built on fragile balance of financial game, but it still launched a trade war. More terrible consequences will come.

      Work for this morning done. Know where’s my face mask….

      黑手 A2

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  21. WHO did the graphic of Melanie Red-Pilling Kim Jong Un?
    As he reaches for the truth!
    Perfect, bravo Sundance, bravo!

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  22. Bob Guzzardi says:

    It is always good to read sundance’s astute analysis. More information and more insight than any other site about substantive issues. ChiComs are not our friends. Pres. Trump knows with whom he is dealing.

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  23. Zippy says:

    Delusional globalists swore CHINA would become more democratic and liberal as our corporate and political “elites” made them massively wealthier by investing trillions there and allowing the ripoff of OUR intellectual property with no consequences which led to THIS (8 minutes from a TWO HOUR parade). “We” didn’t pay to arm the Soviets because there was no money in it. Thus, our “elites” never fed us the line that they were out friends as they did with China.

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    • trialbytruth says:

      Zippy I swear I am seeing Chromakey and CGI effects here. I wouldn’t think they would have to but man it looks like it. Any video people here picking up on this?

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      • GB Bari says:

        Yep. I noticed it right away. Mixing real video with synthesized.

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      • A2 says:

        Anything’s possible
        🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
        DISTANT VWORP
        @adjwilson
        Someone has apparently uploaded the entirety of yesterday’s People’s Republic of China military parade to PornHub (ht WeChat) #RisingChineseNationalism #起来起来起来

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    • czarowniczy says:

      That’s because the Western globalists lacked the ability to view China through anything other than a Western prism. For centuries China was the world’s leading economic power until the British taught them that you can’t stay the world’s leading economic power without a military capable of protecting it.

      Asian specialists warned the US and the rest of the world not to awaken the sleeping Chinese dragon but Nixon and Kissinger wanted a counterbalance to Russia so we made a deal with the devil that we’ll yet come to regret.

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      • El Torito says:

        He who fears has already lost.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Fear is a healthy emotion that makes you more careful, fear’s heightened concern. Trick is to use it and not let it use you, it kept me alive in the military and police department.

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          • James Carpenter says:

            In the dealings with fear, a man (or woman) finds their stride in courage. An observer might call it “bravery”. But courage is the fuel, engine and driver of doing what must be done when all else screams, “RUN, HIDE!”.

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            • OSP says:

              Discretion is the better part of valor

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Years ago one of our non-military friends bought me a big coffee cup with ‘ courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway’ on it. I like the cup but to me it’s largely been a
              matter of volunteering for something and letting down your mates if you don’t.

              Military or police you get to know pretty quickly if you can’t cut the working conditions, those that can do and those that can’t find something else. We all have our limits, like no way you’ll find me doing high-iron work in NYC.

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        • Reloader says:

          I fly a light aircraft. If you think you do not fear, or that you cannot function in the face of fear … I should take you for a ride. People ask me, “Is this the kind of airplane John Denver was killed in?” My answer: “No, this is the earlier, more dangerous version.”

          The Rutan VariEze is a high-performance, sometimes tricky and always very “slippery” sort of airplane. It is loads of fun. There have been about 120 accidents, most of them fatal. I laugh at the millenials with their “No Fear” stickers.

          Recently my mentor and I went flying in the worst turbulence I have experienced recently. Really terrible, airplane all over the place. We really, really enjoyed it.

          And it would scare the life out of most people. Prepare for fear, get used to, use it.

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    • yucki says:

      Creepy goose-stepping commies.

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  24. luke says:

    That is one helluva a pic of Melania. Lol that’s not real is it? I would say very sexy if she wasn’t the First Lady. 😊

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  25. luke says:

    That is one helluva a pic of Melania. Lol that’s not real is it? I would say very sexy if she wasn’t the First Lady. 😊

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  26. No wonder the Democrats like China, both fear freedom and neither seem capable of learning from their mistakes. 😂🇺🇸

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  27. litlbit2 says:

    Great ploy as China is bleeding cash, jobs, corporations, technology etc as their negotiations have put these things on steroids! “The Great Sucking Sound” in reverse. No add the added burden of NK as the new book is being written for China. Riches to Rags or chopsticks make a come back.

    2020

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  28. lydia00 says:

    Yes, Xi follows NYT. this is why what the Democrats are trying to do to overturn an election and prevent another one is so horrible.

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  29. alliwantissometruth says:

    China representatives…

    We would like to speak with Mr. Obama and Mr. Biden please

    No no, please, we only want to speak with Mr. Obama and Mr. Biden

    Please, we don’t want to negotiate with Mr. Trump or his people. We like Obama and Biden

    Please, tell Mr. Obama and Mr. Biden we have lot’s of cash. Maybe Mr. Biden’s son needs some money. Where is Mr. Biden?

    Please, Mr. Trump is mean man. We like other administration

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Ahhhh…the Chinese seem to be shopping for useful idiots.

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    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      As stated, Xi’s problem is: That if He “does read and believe the NY Times, he is a fool.

      Because the real situation here is as Sundance has stated, as yesterday or today in the India thread.

      Our President does “Not” actually want a deal with China. He wants them to surrender.
      He will bleed their economy dry until they do.

      He has got his deal with Japan. The India deal is close. The USMCA is awaiting approval. Tariff’s are in place. He is working on Australia and Vietnam deals. A Ukraine deal. If Brexit is finalized the EU is done.

      We “Do Not” need a deal with China. The stock market will take a hit, but only the Globalists money. Not the money invested in America. Adjust your 401 K’s appropriately.

      This threat is nothing. China has nothing we need. And if Kim does something stupid….well he will suffer.

      Nothing here to see…Except Pray for those Patriots in Hong Kong

      Next….

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  30. sammyspicer60 says:

    Hope this isn’t a”whistleblower 3″ strategy from China. Too many dems have dealings with them.
    I don’t trust anyone at this point. 😦

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  31. neev1031 says:

    Maybe paranoid on my part but what are the chances that Dems have reached out to China to coordinate action against PDJT? Pelosi did that with the Canadian PM on USMCA. When does politics turn into treason?

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    • trialbytruth says:

      Ask Arron Burr and James.Wilkinson

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    • mr.piddles says:

      Oh that started quite a while back. Visits to Europe. Secret talks with Iran. You can just imagine Xi’s Big Red Phone has been ringing off the hook from U.S. Government operatives and Wall Street Bigwigs and the like over the past couple of years.

      Interestingly, Lil’ Marco has been raising the Red Flag on the Red Flag at the same time.

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      • trnathens says:

        And who do you think is listening in on all of those conversations, emails, frantic planning and countermeasures, all discussed and talked about through electronic medium?

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    • jebg46 says:

      Ask the chamber of commerce and many of our corporations and political leaders why they support China over our Main Street MAGA policies.

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  32. czarowniczy says:

    Re Xi and Hong Kong: I’m waiting for Carrie Lam to say that the situation there’s spiraling out of the HK government’s ability to control and asks for Beijing’s assistance.

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    • A2 says:

      On the same day, 4October that Commissar Lam issued the ERO, Beijing issued a statement saying, that “wait and see” stance is over and they will take action because
      “The current chaotic situation in Hong Kong cannot continue indefinitely.”

      https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/10/04/breaking-hong-kong-court-denies-emergency-bid-halt-controversial-mask-ban/
      https://www.thenation.com/article/hong-kong-mask-police/

      https://standwithhk.org/

      Meanwhile on social media in PRC, speeches given by Hu Jintao and Zhu Rongji are circulating as a subtle ( severe censorship) criticism of Chairman Xi Mao2.0’s policies.

      Zhu statement in particular that “We’re proud of having HK,” he said. “If we mess up HK, we’ll be the sinner of the nation.”

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      • czarowniczy says:

        It’s international political theater. The only nation the Chinese government even has a mild worry about is the US and they know we’d never interfere militarily. The Brit have already diplomatically signaled that if Beijing marched in Her Majesty’s striped pants srt have a sharply worded letter that would be put into the mail post haste. Xi’s just trying to make the rape look like consensual sex.

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        • A2 says:

          If interested you may watch the BBC interview with the PRC ambassador to the UK.
          🤬🤬🤬

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          • czarowniczy says:

            IMHO if you look at the British acquisition of Hong Kong it has no moral high ground to stand on.

            Even if it did there’s precious little it could do, Britain ain’t what it was as an international power even 50 years ago, it would need the US tp back it up in a tiff with China and there’s no way in springtime fresh Hell the US would go that route.

            The Brits have made the necessary face-saving diplomatic moves and the Chinese, with a loooooong national historical memory are savoring the position the Brits are in. When/if the Chinese march in I’m sure the Brits will make the usual diplomatic noises as the Chinese savor the karma but aside from that there’s zip the Crown and #10 can do.

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  33. Shyster says:

    Heads POTUS wins, tails POTUS wins! If we get an enforceable deal on the seven deadly sins then great; however, if it is no deals and false negotiations then the continued redistribution of the supply chains to other countries continues and the Poo suffers a death by a thousand cuts. The bigger obvious peril is that POTUS is not re-elected and a different philosophy on China infects the policies of any new administration.

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  34. Troublemaker10 says:

    It’s going to take a second Trump term to get China and NK to a deal.

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  35. Nessie509 says:

    I like the AP headline (although the article states the USA was “good” and looking forward to the next meeting).
    “North Korea decries breakdown of talks US says were ‘good’”
    Wish we’d just stop meeting with them. China will never let them de-nuke.

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  36. jeans2nd says:

    The last trade talks adjourned early, with the Communist Chinese cancelling trips to farms in the heartland.
    Word is, Amb Lighthizer and Sec Mnuchin asked the Communist Chinese to forego the trips and leave early.
    One would think the Communist Chinese would have caught on by now.
    Xi really is dumb, is he not?

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  37. ezgoer says:

    PRC is being told by the U.S. media, all Democrats, and former Obama administration big wigs that Trump is on his way out and will be impeached and out of office by January. So of course Xi believes he doesn’t have to make any deal with Trump and will make no concessions. If Trump wants Xi to engage in real negotiation he must make PRC feel excruciating economic pain. Get ready for the next round of sanctions and tariffs. Without the Dem coup attempt, Xi likely would have already made real concessions.

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  38. trnathens says:

    Ok, here’s a long-shot:

    Anyone think Kim and PDJT are playing China? If Kim would go through the trouble of such a staged meeting earlier this year, and the prestige it brought, why piss it away a couple of months later? Knowing that he has no real leverage against the United States. And yes, I know China uses them. I get it. But what if, somehow, PDJT really HAS connected with Kim, and now we are working together to pressure China?

    They’ve been firing “projectiles” for months with barely a squeak from PDJT.

    Maybe the “trade delegation” is a cover for a “what the hell are you doing firing missiles!” slap-down, and the Chinese are saying to themselves, “WTF is Kim doing?! We don’t need this, cut him loose,” because the Chinese realize they have their hands full already with Hong Kong, and losing money on trade, and trying to renegotiate because they see their economic death staring them in the face.

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  39. trnathens says:

    Ok, here’s a long-shot:

    Anyone think Kim and PDJT are playing China? If Kim would go through the trouble of such a staged meeting earlier this year, and the prestige it brought, why piss it away a couple of months later? Knowing that he has no real leverage against the United States. And yes, I know China uses them. I get it. But what if, somehow, PDJT really HAS connected with Kim, and now we are working together to pressure China?

    They’ve been firing “projectiles” for months with barely a squeak from PDJT.

    Maybe the “trade delegation” is a cover for a “what the hell are you doing firing missiles!” slap-down, and the Chinese are saying to themselves, “WTF is Kim doing?! We don’t need this, cut him loose,” because the Chinese realize they have their hands full already with Hong Kong, and losing money on trade, and trying to renegotiate because they see their economic death staring them in the face.

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  40. Reloader says:

    “Does Xi Jinping rely solely on headlines of the New York Times to analyze the position of the Trump administration?”

    Who takes stock of the visitors to The Conservative Treehouse? Ad Rem? Someone else? Sundance has informed us that a large number of people read here.

    Is there evidence that Agents or Members of the Chinese Communist Party read articles here?

    What does this site look like when translated by a browser or other facility into Chinese language?

    just wondering …

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    • A2 says:

      Translating it into Chinese would be a hoot. Don’t worry, we have educated the best and the brightest ( Xi’s daughter for example) in US Universities. That’s why their United Front activities are so effective. Even WaPo and NYT print their pieces, of course for $$$.
      🤣

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Yeah, and the Chicom government is funding Chinese student political activity in the US, setting up thinly veiled missions on US college campuses and establishing what might be considered potential intel sites. Needless to say that Beijing is funding students who’re stealing every bit of everything they can gt their hands on so the least they could do is translate the headlines and Dear Abby columns.

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  41. BigTalkers says:

    When you don’t have a lot of chips left to play, the tendency is to hold on tight to the diminishing stack you have left. This instinct isn’t unique to the Chinese.

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