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China approves Donald Trump-branded escort services and massage parlours

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posted on Mar, 11 2017 @ 12:24 PM
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posted on Mar, 11 2017 @ 01:57 PM
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originally posted by: soficrow
I don't even know where to start. But ya just gotta love this US president and all his supporters - for their consistency, civility and decorum, at least.


China approves Donald Trump-branded spas, escort services, hotels and massage parlours without US Congress permission

Preliminary approval has been granted for 38 trademarks which raises further questions about conflicts of interest

Chinese authorities have granted preliminary approval for dozens of Trump-branded businesses, expanding his commercial empire and raising further conflicts of interest, say lawyers.

The 38 trademarks include new hotels, spas, escort and concierge services, massage parlors, personal security services and insurance, according to public documents.

The President’s lawyers applied for the trademarks in April last year, at the same time the then Presidential candidate Trump was accusing China of "ripping off" the US and deliberately manipulating its currency to its own advantage.

If there is no objection, the trademarks will be formally registered after 90 days.


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I guess nobody has the brains anymore to actually understand why someone would trademark things like these...it is to keep others from using them.

Here...an enlightening article that explains it for the dense....

trademarks



posted on Mar, 11 2017 @ 01:59 PM
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originally posted by: soficrow
a reply to: DupontDeux

Trump already got his preferential treatment. The trademarks.

What we don't know is what he gave (or promised) China.





That is almost slandering.

He got his trademarks, yes.
What we do not know is IF he got preferential treatment.



posted on Mar, 11 2017 @ 02:33 PM
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Making America Classy again. Lol.

Nothing surprises me from this administration, and I expect nothing less than a total lack of taste, ethics, morals, and competency from the Clown-in Chief and his band of circus Nazis. I will give the Chump credit for one thing: at least he is brazen and open about his baseness, and leaves no illusion what kind of man he is.



posted on Mar, 11 2017 @ 05:12 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe


originally posted by: DupontDeux

originally posted by: soficrow
a reply to: DupontDeux

Trump already got his preferential treatment. The trademarks.

What we don't know is what he gave (or promised) China.





That is almost slandering.

He got his trademarks, yes.
What we do not know is IF he got preferential treatment.




Umm. Yes, we do. China awards trademark protection on a first-come first-serve basis - and numerous Chinese companies already use the word "Trump." Now, China is pulling the original Chinese business owners' rights and giving them to Donald Trump, President of the USA.

I'd call that "preferential treatment." ...and the REAL question is, "What is he going to give in return?"


In China, the Trump Name Is Applied to Everything From Condoms to Toilets

...Back in December 2006, Trump applied for rights to the Trump mark for construction services. He was rejected because China operates on a first-come-first-served principle and a man named Dong Wei had filed a similar application two weeks earlier. Trump appealed to Chinese authorities for 10 years and was rejected time and again, right up until the month before he declared his candidacy.

Then something changed. ...

Why is Trump winning now, after years of failure? China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce and its foreign ministry did not reply to requests for comment.







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posted on Mar, 11 2017 @ 05:24 PM
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a reply to: Skadi_the_Evil_Elf

My guess is all those Evangelical, Moral Majority Religious Leaders will somehow just skip over this little flaw in their new messiah like all the rest.

I swear, they would lay down with the devil himself as long as kept them free from paying some taxes. Regardless of the fact that going to a church now is like going to a campaign rally.



posted on Mar, 11 2017 @ 05:37 PM
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originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: Skadi_the_Evil_Elf

My guess is all those Evangelical, Moral Majority Religious Leaders will somehow just skip over this little flaw in their new messiah like all the rest.

I swear, they would lay down with the devil himself as long as kept them free from paying some taxes. Regardless of the fact that going to a church now is like going to a campaign rally.


Ah, yes. Always has been though:

Spirituality is a relationship with the Divine. Religion is crowd control.







posted on Mar, 11 2017 @ 06:20 PM
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a reply to: Xtrozero



Trump is working directly with the Chinese and these are favors to get him to make deals that favor the Chinese?


Yep. That's exactly what I'm suggesting.



posted on Mar, 11 2017 @ 06:26 PM
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originally posted by: windword
a reply to: Xtrozero



Trump is working directly with the Chinese and these are favors to get him to make deals that favor the Chinese?


Yep. That's exactly what I'm suggesting.


Then what about the Russians?



posted on Mar, 11 2017 @ 06:29 PM
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a reply to: Xtrozero

What about the Russians?



posted on Mar, 11 2017 @ 06:54 PM
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originally posted by: windword

What about the Russians?


Supposedly Trump is in bed with the Russians not China,...



posted on Mar, 11 2017 @ 09:01 PM
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a reply to: Xtrozero

WTF? What kind of twisted thinking is this? "Bed"? As in and exclusive love relationship? "Holy Matrimony"?

Russia's concerns are NATO, Crimea/Ukraine, Syria, Iran and oil deals. Trump benefited from Russian hacking, and he had the Republican National Party "soften" their stance on Crimea. Trump adopted Putin's stance on NATO. He put Russia's best oil friend on his cabinet. There's a suspicious timeline around these events and the timing of the WikiLeaks

China's concerns are Taiwan, trade and activities in the China Sea. Trump threatens trade wars, China's "One China" policy, flirts with backing Taiwan's independence, and threatens their military activities in the south China Sea. Suddenly, all of Trump's China Business plans, that had been blocked by China for over a decade, are suddenly a go!



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posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 12:33 AM
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originally posted by: windword

China's concerns are Taiwan, trade and activities in the China Sea. Trump threatens trade wars, China's "One China" policy, flirts with backing Taiwan's independence, and threatens their military activities in the south China Sea. Suddenly, all of Trump's China Business plans, that had been blocked by China for over a decade, are suddenly a go!


One thing I have learned in life is for people who desire power, money is just a tool, they care little for it other than it helps them get power. Trump has money and now he has power, so what does what is basically trinkets get them if what you say is true? Trump's power is now America and he will focus on that to get the full 8 years, what you suggest is pennies to a billionaire... Trump is going to hose China in a big way since they basically have had the upper hand for a long time now with "bad deals for America" as Trump puts it. This is not something for us debate but to sit back and pop some pop corn and watch the show.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 12:57 AM
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originally posted by: Xtrozero

originally posted by: reldra
a reply to: reldra

Who: Trump and Chinese Trademarking authorities
What: Trademarks
Where: China
Why: To expand his brand into China.
when: Ongoing process just completed.

The basic facts of an article.



So the shocking news here is Trump is a businessman, oh the horror.....


You're right. Whatever enhances President Trump's leverage and political capital around the globe, benefits the United States as well. It's how human nature operates. "Star Power" is the simplest way to describe it.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 03:51 AM
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originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: Skadi_the_Evil_Elf

My guess is all those Evangelical, Moral Majority Religious Leaders will somehow just skip over this little flaw in their new messiah like all the rest.

I swear, they would lay down with the devil himself as long as kept them free from paying some taxes. Regardless of the fact that going to a church now is like going to a campaign rally.


Trump could urinate on the cross and wipe his butt with Bible pages, and his evangelical minions would still defend him. He is the cult of personality for the small minded, the base, the ignorant. He is their Messiah.

It's only an outrage and a sin when the left does it. When right wingers do it, they are forgiven, or justifications made, wrongdoings blown off. Hell, even Treason seems justifiable when Trump and his toads do it.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 06:35 AM
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originally posted by: syrinx high priest

originally posted by: Xtrozero

originally posted by: windword
a reply to: Xtrozero

No, the shocking thing here is that China appears to be courting Trumps favor with these "gifts" that he's been avidly seeking for over 10 years.



Ok, Trump has 20,000 employees that are all working to make his companies better. Are you suggesting Trump is working directly with the Chinese and these are favors to get him to make deals that favor the Chinese? I lose count here is Trump in bed with the Russians or the Chinese or everyone not American?

Clintons do it better..Trump gets TM names and the Clintons get billions...lol Trump should talk to them...


you should read the constitution. trump has been in violation of it every day in office so far


I'd like for you to please quote the part of the constitution President Trump is violating. And please explain exactly how he is violating it. Also didn't President Trump sever his ties from his business? I believe he did. So I would like for you to show how he is actually connected to these businesses in question.

This goes for anyone reading this thread. You talk the talk now walk the walk. Let's have a real discussion.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 10:02 AM
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a reply to: Alien Abduct

You guys set the terms! I'd like to see even ONE supporter provide ANY evidence of ANY claims.

Including Trump. Especially regarding the wiretapping allegations.






posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 01:23 PM
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If I'm not mistaken, these businesses are not owned by the Trump organization. It is brand licensing. What typically happens with brand licensing is this that it is a win win situation for both the business owner and the brand licenser because the brand generates more profit for the business owner and a licensing fee for the brand licenser.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 02:26 PM
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In related development, Mexico has just approved the Trump brand for hotels and tourism industry in Mexico. The Trump organization has no property in Mexico, so this appears to be similar to the situation in China where the Trump organization licenses the brand but does not own property.

www.cnbc.com...



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 02:28 PM
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a reply to: allsee4eye

But you are mistaken.

China does things differently. See above.







 
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