Thursday, February 28, 2019

By Walking Away From The Hanoi Summit President Trump Is Sending A Message To Chinese President Xi

U.S. President Donald Trump takes part in a welcoming ceremony with China's President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Edmund DeMarche, Fox News: At Hanoi summit, China’s Xi saw a president willing to walk away: Gordon Chang

President Trump may have hit a roadblock when North Korea's Kim Jong Un refused to meet his demands at Thursday's Hanoi summit, but Trump’s decision to walk away could serve to rattle China’s Xi Jinping.

Gordon Chang, an expert on the region and author of “The Coming Collapse of China,” argued that what on the surface looked like a diplomatic stalemate could in fact be a diplomatic coup for Trump when it comes to North Korea's neighbor.

“I think this is a moment of reassessment for China,” Chang said.

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WNU Editor: Darn!!!! I was about to write a post saying the same thing, but Gordon Chang beat me to it. The above analysis is spot on. President Trump is sending a very clear message to Chinese President Xi that by walking away from the nuclear talks he is also willing to walk away from current trade talks if China continues to not wanting to compromise on their trade policies. I am also willing to bet that the U.S. is going to ratchet the pressure on North Korea by ratcheting up the pressure on their chief ally China via through trade to do something about it. Bottom line .... I do not need to contact my friends in China to know what is happening. I know enough to know that right now there is a huge reassessment in Beijing on what to do next when it comes to President Trump.

Update: Yup .... Trump-Kim summit 2019: Xi could be ‘more helpful’, says US president (SCMP).


Mike Feldhake said...

MAGA!! Awesome.

But for real; If NK was not moving because they could not get 100% sanction relief if they did a portion of what we wanted = We walk away. Then OK.

If NK was not offering fair exchange then this is on them, not us.

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