One China policy prevails February 10, 2017Posted by hslu in China, Politics, Taiwan, Trump.
Tags: 蔡英文, One China Policy, Trump, Xi Jinping
There you have it.
Former Senator Dole made $140,000 from Taiwan.
Trump played 蔡英文 like a chip.
蔡英文 can play her conversation with Trump over and over again and claim it a diplomatic breakthrough to her followers in her re-election bid 3 years from now.
Trump’s anti-China tone has softened a lot from his tweets before taking the oath about 3 weeks ago.
Maybe he learned from his mistakes from that “worst phone call” he had with Australian PM earlier or maybe he realized that he can’t be the tweets-in-chief forever.
In any case, it is wise for Trump to walk back from his anti-China tweets. If he doesn’t, the consequence will be overwhelming and the China-U.S. relationship will be beyond repair. If U.S. economy suffers because of his anti-China policy, he’ll lose the mid-term election and he’ll be an one-term president for sure.
I believe that after considerable discussion among Trump’s advisors, clear heads prevailed and they agreed to take this issue off the table. However, we don’t know what else they have agreed upon over the phone.
Although China-U.S. relationship under Trump got off without incident, the spark is by no means over. Let’s just hope that Trump and his team have the sense to negotiate the issues with China behind the closed doors instead of acting like a 5-year old brat bad mouthing people he doesn’t agree with.