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originally posted by: buster2010
originally posted by: Reverbs
originally posted by: mahatche
Why is doing everything in his power to piss off china a good thing?
Is it the job of the president to intentionally try to piss off other countries?
"man I love how our president is making enemies" how is this logical?
what did Trump do to try to piss off someone?
he answered a call from the President of Taiwan.
The fact that he's talking to foreign leaders before he's sworn in could be a marker for how he deals with international issues.
More talking seems like a good idea..
Not when it breaks federal law. He can of course talk to that leader but it would violate the Logan Act if he were to discuss any policies with him. He by law has to wait until he's President to do that.
originally posted by: Alien Abduct
originally posted by: Willtell
When China sh__s it can sh__ out nuclear bombs, just keep that in mind.
Are you suggesting China would nuke us over what China perceives as a bad trade deal? That's actually pretty funny.
On a more serious note,
China can not win a war against the U.S. and China knows this, therefore China will not start a war it can not win.
originally posted by: [
I'd also point out that a lot of hysterical people have matter-of-factly asserted (and continue to) that had Clinton been elected, we'd have been facing imminent war with Russia.
Why should the President of the United States of America not call Taiwan and recognize its independence from China?
originally posted by: DJW001
Because it undoes thirty years of diplomacy with a major nuclear power and threatens a general Pacific Rim war. Are you seriously okay with the President starting a World War because he wants to build an hotel in Taiwan?
Except he didn't call anyone, he received the phone call.
BEIJING, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- China has lodged solemn representations with the United States, urging the latter to honor its commitment to the one-China policy, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Saturday.
Geng's remarks came after U.S. president-elect Donald Trump spoke over phone on Friday with Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen.
"It must be stated that, there is only one China and Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory, and the government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legitimate government that represents China. Those are all facts recognized by the international community," Geng said.
The one-China principle is the political foundation for the China-U.S. relations, Geng said.
"We urge relevant U.S. side to honor the commitment to the one-China policy as well as the three Sino-U.S. joint communiques, and cautiously and properly handle Taiwan-related issues to avoid any unnecessary disturbance to the bigger picture of the Sino-U.S. relations," the spokesperson said.
PS: China wants to claim South China Sea and threaten free trade shipping, surely warming up to Taiwan in public is a proper recourse