Far East: Trump Gets Brothel License in China, Taiwan Gets Screwed

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US President Donald Trump has rejected an offer by Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen to have another official phone call. The first in December 2016, was vehemently condemned by China, which considers Taiwan a rogue province. Trump has pledged to consult with Beijing before any further dialogue with Tawian.

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Marking his first 100 days in office on April 29, in an interview, Donald Trump acknowledged that his presidency thus far has not been an easy one.One of his first foreign policy controversies happened in early December 2016, when, as President-elect, he took a phone call with President of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen.

Those ten short minutes caused a diplomatic firestorm.

China reacted furiously to the news that diplomatic channels between Washington and Taipei, which had been cut off since 1979, had been opened.

​A spokesman for the National Security Council, Ned Price, hastily issued a statement trying to reassure Beijing, insisting:

“There is no change to our longstanding policy on cross-Strait issues” and that the US remains “firmly committed to our ‘one China’ policy.”

Nearly five months on Trump seems keen to not repeat the same furore. And so in response to President Tsai’s recent suggestion on Thursday April 27, of another phone call between the US and Taiwan, Trump stonewalled.

Speaking to Reuters, President Trump said that ongoing attempts by the US and China to curb North Korean military activity was more of a priority for his administration.

“Look, my problem is I have established a very good personal relationship with President Xi [China’s President]. I really feel that he is doing everything in his power to help us with a big situation,” Trump told Reuters, referring to North Korea.”

US President Donald Trump welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago state in Palm Beach, Florida, US, April 6, 2017.

“So I wouldn’t want to be causing difficulty right now for him.”

“I think he’s doing an amazing job as a leader and I wouldn’t want to do anything that comes in the way of that. So I would certainly want to speak to him first,” Trump added.

Trump’s remarks deal a blow to Taiwan’s bid for more global recognition. Most countries, and the UN, still do not recognize Taiwan as a sovereign nation.

However, while President Trump may avert a repeat backlash from Beijing, domestically, some US commentators have reacted negatively to Trump’s promise to consult with Chinese President Xi Jinping before speaking to Taiwan again.

Since her December 2 phone call with President Trump, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has alleged that China has employed bulling tactics to try and manipulate Taiwan into backing away from the US.

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen waves as she boards Hai Lung-class submarine (SS-794) during her visit to a navy base in Kaohsiung, Taiwan March 21, 2017.

Speaking in January 2017, Tsai said:

“Step by step, Beijing is going back to the old path of dividing, coercing, and even threatening and intimidating Taiwan.”

However, for the US and its allies, the country of greatest concern in the Asia-Pacific region continues to be North Korea.

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4 Responses to "Far East: Trump Gets Brothel License in China, Taiwan Gets Screwed"

  1. JohnZ  April 28, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    No doubt Trumpy will get advise from his buddy Jeffy the jue Epstein on how to lure 13 year old girls to work for him.
    Rumor has it Trump plans to officially turn the White House into a brothel. Trump has now surpassed every other president in U.S. history as the most foul, debased and perverse psychopath to occupy the Oval Orifice. To all those who voted for this piece of garbage….get screwed.
    We can hope that congress gets its act together and removes both him and that religious freak Pence from the Whore House before they get us all killed.
    And I thought the previous five presidents were bad enough…..
    It doesn’t matter anymore, I have no respect for what passes as a government in Washington, D.C. and consider any and all who work there as slime balls and scum. I have nothing but the utmost loathing, disrespect and denial for the lot of them. I will never vote again. Never. I will never show reverence to a piece of cloth that stands for nothing. Nor will I stand and bow my head for some meaningless music. I reject everything America stands for as it stands for NOTHING.

    • JohnZ  April 28, 2017 at 4:46 pm

      And Americans sit there on their fat asses and allow their rights to be stripped from them as though they were being strip searched by the highway by some goon thugs with badges. To all of you ,…..you are going to get exactly what you deserve. You all deserve to loose every bit of freedom and liberty and every last bit of justice.
      You deserve slavery and poverty. You deserve to live as serfs, in endless debt, without rights, without Constitutional protections and without justice. You deserve to know your children and your grandchildren will have no future.

    • Trakkath  April 28, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      Just an expansion of the whore house in Rome.

  2. paul becke  April 28, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Presumably, a short while ago – I saw it 15 minues ago – Democratic Underground reported breaking news that N Korea have launched an ICBM, Gordon.

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