Friday, June 30, 2017

Beijing Outraged Over U.S. Arms Sales To Taiwan And Sanctions On Chinese Banks With Ties To North Korea

Washington Post: Taiwan arms sale, North Korea sanctions outrage Beijing in test of U.S.-China ties under Trump

BEIJING — Call it President Trump’s hamburger diplomacy.

On Friday, U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and a clutch of American cattlemen in 10-gallon hats gathered at a chic hotel in Beijing to sip champagne and celebrate the return of American beef after 14 years.

The cubes of U.S. cattle were the product of the 100-day plan negotiated when Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping met at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in April. Trump’s message then was: You help us rein in North Korea, and the rest is on the table in trade talks.

But the message is changing — and so is the mood.

Just hours before the ceremonial return of U.S. beef, the White House announced two moves that could spoil the U.S.-China party: the latest round of arms sales to Taiwan and fresh sanctions on North Korea that target a Chinese bank.

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WNU Editor: First things first .... there was never a U.S.-China "honeymoon" as some in the press are claiming. Second .... the Chinese are claiming that this violates the consensus reached when President Xi met President Trump in April .... US decision to sell arms to Taiwan ‘violated consensus’ reached by Xi, Trump in Florida (South China Morning Post). What's my take .... everything was contingent on China reigning in North Korea .... and that has not happened. Third .... Washington is calling Beijing's bluff and China is reacting .... The Trump administration calls China’s bluff on North Korea (Josh Rogin, Washington Post). My prediction .... this is nothing in comparison to what is going to happen when the U.S. starts to impose tariffs and restrictions on Chinese imports. that is when the "shit is going to hit the fan".

More News On Beijing's Outrage Over U.S. Arms Sales To Taiwan And Sanctions On Chinese Banks With Ties To North Korea

US, China relations begin to cool as Trump's honeymoon with Xi ends -- CNN
US-China honeymoon over: Washington sanctions Chinese bank and sells arms to Taiwan -- The Guardian
US risks angering China as it blacklists bank over dealings with North Korea and sells weapons to Taiwan -- The Independent
US arms sales to Taiwan will hurt Beijing-Washington ties, says China ambassador -- The Straits Times
Donald Trump-Xi Jinping honeymoon over: US sells arms to Taiwan, sanctions Chinese bank over North Korea -- First Post
U.S. sanctions two Chinese men, shipping firm, over North Korea ties -- Reuters
Trump sanctions Chinese bank in bid to rein in North Korea -- CNN
U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, new sanctions hurt mutual confidence: Chinese ambassador -- Xinhuanet
China strongly protests US arms sales to Taiwan -- SFChronicle/AP
China's envoy in Washington bemoans US arms sale to Taiwan -- DW
Ambassador: US decision to approve Taiwan arms undermines US-China relations -- CNN
Arms to Taiwan and Action Against a Chinese Bank: Is Trump's US-China 'Honeymoon' Over? -- The Diplomat


Unknown said...

Under pressure? Not here in America. We eat pressure for breakfast. We all drive cars less than 3 years old and have enough Chinese made stuff in our garages to furnish at least every family in a couple of states. The Chinese love us but their government is more than a little afraid to be confrontational because of the money. They have a problem. We do not. I do worry about the South Koreans though. Too many artillary pieces pointing their way.

Peter rigters said...

Yea we saw how well the country performs under pressure , A.K.A. Elections 2016
Meanwhile russia laughs its ass off
And china is stealing all your secrets and accessing all your government files
Rest of the world watches in shock