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Video || Trump Says “China”

He does. He likes to say it. China.

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9 Responses to Video || Trump Says “China”

  1. Trump sees China as a genuine threat, military and economic, and he’s got a point.

    Back in the Clinton years, China was doing another round of its usual saber-rattling across the Taiwan Strait. But when an administration official made an issue out of it, a Chinese official responded, “You care more about Los Angeles than you care about Taiwan.” In other words, you defend Taiwan, we nuke LA, capisce? Cooler heads eventually prevailed, but the fact remains: China has threatened nuclear attacks on the United States mainland.

    And then, in early 2001, while Pravda on the Hudson was still down in Florida trying to come up with some combination, ANY combination, of pregnant chads that would make Al Gore president, a Chinese fighter collided with an American warplane. China insisted that the American plane–which was much larger and slower–had suddenly made an unexpected maneuver and hit their much smaller and more agile fighter. It made for a couple of highly interesting weeks in the Pacific interests sections, but it was largely cooled off, and almost entirely forgotten, by the end of September (for obvious reasons).

    And right now, China is building artificial islands in international waters, so that it can claim them as its sovereign territory.

    And that’s just the military stuff that I can remember off the top of my head, to say nothing of the economic disputes, and never mind China’s role as sugar daddy to any number of bad-actor nation-states (e.g., North Korea).

    The Middle Kingdom is not America’s friend. It is as simple as that.

    Now, most Americans don’t exactly see it that way, but then, most tend to focus more on international news that comes out of Europe and the Middle East. Sub-Saharan Africa, and central and eastern Asia, are a little far off most Americans’ foreign policy radar.

    But the fact remains that China has been complicating affairs in eastern Asia for better than half a century at this point.

    Trump is correct in pointing this out: an international policy which completely ignores China, is a bit like an economic policy that has nothing to say about federal spending.

    Now, the Huffington Post, which put that clip together, may not see it that way. But America ignores China at its peril.

    • Agree.
      Look at a world map from the 50s-60s or before…and look at a current map.
      China’s territory is much, much larger.
      Physical proof of your comments, IMO.

    • Yes. China, undergoing a massive economic crisis and backroom intrigue within it’s Politburo, is even more dangerous currently than in the past few years. Aggressively building military bases on man-made islands, invading Vietnam waters with warships, threatening the Philippines, harassing ship traffic through the South China Sea, challenging US Naval vessels in the area–all aggressive moves fraught with potential whoopsie accidents. USS Pueblo, anyone? Lots to worry about there.

    • Nations are amoral–they have interests and are not anyone’s “friend.” We are disgusted with Obama bec he is not protecting our interests or those of people who protect our interests—such as Israel. China, by the way, is not just claiming those islands they “made,” but as Rubio points out, is claiming the waters around them…China creep, if you will…We should, of course, not ignore China. For one thing, they hold a lot of our paper. But as for Trump’s insinuation that he can control them, out fox them, get them to manufacture here (bring back the jobs), etc…All this is unproved and probably not based in reality.

      • Trump has a better chance of cracking down on Chinese mischief, than Sanders has of being able to pay for universal college…and perhaps, a better chance than Clinton does of staying out of prison.

        Just sayin’.

  2. Well, I see his focus on China as presentation of his foreign politics, focus will be on trade, business, jobs, not on military conflicts. He is into more isolationism, nationalism. Am I right or wrong ? However, I can not say if this may hurt, we certainly do not want a new 1930s era. Global business tend to hate nationalism, they want open borders, endless immigration, minimum wages, they do not care about cultural changes and threats, they do not care about “the little people”. We now see the effect of this politics in Europe as omnipotent EU is a global player and we see disaster. So I say, Trump for the White House, we need new perspectives.