China Policy
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Started by joj - Aug. 8, 2019, 9:33 a.m.

I put this in NTR because I realize that any criticism of Trump is considered "bashing".

A lot of Trump supporters say that he is the first president to take on China.  I think this is largely true.

China is clearly not interested in fair trade.  They want to win.  I support Trump's effort to take them on.

However, he has gone about it in the worst possible way.  

First, getting out of the TPP.  Huge mistake.  That trade agreement EXCLUDED China and cobbled together all the important Asian trading partners with the US.  A great first step toward isolating China.  But Trump went with the populist appeal.  

Then, instead of gathering our ALLIES, who share our democratic values and are important economic trade partners,  such as Canada, Germany, Mexico and others and unifying them against China, what does he do?  He makes economic war with them!!!  So wrongheaded.

But his ego couldn't allow him to let stand Obama's TPP.  (or really anything Obama)   And why he had to go hating on our allies is completely beyond comprehension.

China could have been isolated.  Now they will wait it out.  For sure they will be hurt more than the US.  But everyone will lose with this angry unfocused policy of Trump.

I think if Joe Biden gets elected, he will not erase everything on the China policy shift started by Trump.  But I think he will be sensible.  Trump of course will lie about Biden capitulating to China.... etc

By mcfarm - Aug. 8, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
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number 1 if you forgot old Joe was in the Obama WH and fully supported every weak kneed position Obama took....he ain't gonna change because the socialists have fully taken over the party

number 2...1/2 the population that did not support the President and now have given the chinese the balls to wait for the next election in hopes that biden is elected should fully be ashamed of themselves....congrats you fools you only hurt your selves and America

and what happens with a show of backbone by Ameica? China eases money and bingo biden bean up 12

By carlberky - Aug. 8, 2019, 12:14 p.m.
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“I’ve read hundreds of books about China over the decades. I know the Chinese. I’ve made a lot of money with the Chinese. I understand the Chinese mind.”

Donald Trump

By mcfarm - Aug. 8, 2019, 1:52 p.m.
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exactly Carl, what is your point? If you know your foe, and Trump does you also know why Trump said on more than one occasion "No, they ain't ready, China is not ready yet"

By carlberky - Aug. 8, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
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exactly Carl, what is your point?

mc, the point is in the eye of the beholder.

By metmike - Aug. 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
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Good post joj!

Your a good man also in respecting rules and caring enough.

Thoughtful, reasoned criticism of Trump is good.

Just posting cartoons and links that have articles from anti Trump sources or biased editorials is more like bashing(in my opinion). 

And bashing Trump is not breaking any rules here obviously.