Trump’s Winning Streak Causes China to Send This Warning Message to The U.S.
China has long been one of Donald Trump's strongest stump platforms and he isn't pulling any punches after obtaining solid wins in three state primaries and caucuses. It's clear, though, that Trump's message is not hitting home just in America. He's also scaring some political leaders in the world's largest Communist country, China.
Chinese leaders Wednesday commented on Trump's rise in the polls, something that they have been reticent to do before now. Their comments, however, were tinged with warnings for America if Americans choose to elect someone with obvious distaste for Chinese trade policies.
China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson said that Chinese officials are "following with interest the U.S. presidential election." The message came as part of a Chinese delegation's visit to Washington, D.C. to speak about China's highly illegal and disruptive construction of man-made islands in the South China Sea.
"The sustained, sound and steady growth of China-U.S. relations serves the fundamental and long-term interests of the two countries and benefits the world," the spokesperson continued. "We hope and believe that the U.S. government will pursue a positive policy toward China in a responsible manner."
Reading between the legalese and political jargon the message from China is clear. We don't want you electing anyone who will shake things up, America. Don't rock the boat.
Trump, unfortunately for China, plans to do just that.
One of his strongest stump positions has been fighting back against the currency devaluation that China so adeptly deploys. To offset the devaluation, Trump proposed in January that Chinese goods be given a 45 percent tariff to help even the playing field.
Chinese firms, of course, would kill to see that idea stopped, which should be motivation enough for Americans that Trump is on to something here.
Instead of simply bowing down to China, as President Obama has, it would be refreshing to see America stand up for itself in worldwide trade and, to quote Trump, make "awesome deals."