Chinese State Media Says “Rookie Trump” Must Fall Into Line

Trump’s Call with Taiwan President Sparked Anger in China

According to the English-language state-owned China Daily newspaper, America’s President elect Donald J. Trump is a diplomatic rookie who should learn as soon as possible not to cross China’s interests on important issues like trade or Taiwan. Chinese state media issued a warning for Donald Trump, claiming that America may pay dearly for his diplomatic snafus.

China Daily criticized heavily Donald Trump’s call with Taiwan’s President, which shattered the established protocol, together with his Twitter war against Beijing’s policies. Such actions Dixit China Daily’s editors may end up disturbing the fragile balance between the United States and China, world’s largest economies.

People’s Daily, another state-owned Chinese outlet which is well known for being the Communist Party’s mouthpiece wrote, let me quote them on that:

“Provoking friction and messing up China-US relations won’t help ‘make America great again'”

And then again, Global Times, a nationalist Chinese newspaper ran a story about Donald Trump’s, let me quote,”inability to keep his mouth shut” and blasting his “provocation and falsehoods“, end quote.

The Chinese state media foaming at the mouth is the result of the Donald’s Sunday night tweets in which he accused China of taxing US imports, devaluing its currency and building up military power in South China sea, all of these issues being one hundred percent true and indisputable.

Trump’s Twitter comments followed the criticism in both the left-wing Western media (basically all mainstream media) and the Chinese communist media after he accepted a congratulatory call from Taiwan’s female President Tsai Ing-Wen, a move that was regarded as a breach of 4 decades of diplomatic protocol, thus raising questions about Trump’s possible hard stance against Beijing in the near future, as per his campaign rhetoric actually.

The English language version of the Global Times filled its pages with opinion-editorials slamming Donald Trump for his chutzpah and “breach of protocol”. Even if Global Times is not regarded in China as “official media”, it has close ties to the Chinese communist party.

An editorial in the Global Times emphasized that the US-China relations are in a delicate equilibrium due to decades of careful management and Trump’s unorthodox approach “can make a lot of noise“, though “that does not exempt him from the rules of the major power game” end quote.

The article also boasted that Donald Trump is not strong enough, as in “he doesn’t have sufficient resources” to scorn China, yet in this regard, we may safely presume that the President of the United States is one of the few people on Earth who actually has “the minerals” to do so. The Chicoms accused Trump that he’s trying to pillage other countries to benefit US prosperity and they ended on a funny note warning the “diplomatic rookie” Donald Trump that:

“As president-elect, Trump can expect some forgiveness even when he is shooting from the hip. But things will be different when he becomes president.”

It seems that China doesn’t fully grasp the concept that there’s a new sheriff in town as it keeps trying to screw the US on trade deals whilst telling President-elect what he can or cannot do.

 

Source: AFP