Is China Setting Itself up to be Trump’s First Test as President?

December 19, 2016 –

Trump Told China to “Keep The Drone.” China’s Response Is Chilling

The time has come for the rubber to meet the road for Donald Trump’s year-long tirade of talking tough about China’s relationship with the United States. Trump failed his first test in dealing with China after he backpedaled in regard to a minor diplomatic standoff over an oceanic drone owned by the United States. After claiming credit for ending the standoff, Trump then said he did not want the drone back. In the aftermath of that scenario, a state-run Chinese publication, The Global Times, called out Trump as an amateur who does not know how to run a country, and they vowed if his behavior continues they may consider retribution to teach Trump “some lessons.”

Having shown his inability to tolerate criticism or, really, anything which he finds unfavorable, Trump’s thin skin may literally lead the United States to the brink of war and beyond. The editor of the Global Times, Hu Xijin, said in an online video:

“China should teach him some lessons so he might learn to respect China after he is sworn in.”

The Global Times publishes the official propaganda of the Chinese government on a regular basis. Hu would not make such a statement without the permission of the government to do so, and he was acting as their pawn to issue a warning to Trump.