Categories for China

29,087. 10/4/2019

CHINA/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @DeFede: This morning in the Florida Keys, @marcorubio was asked about the President calling on China to investigate @JoeBiden – see his…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 4, 2019 9:02 pm

29,071. 10/4/2019

CHINA/JOE BIDEN/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump denied he would seek to tie a potential investigation into the Biden family to any trade deal with China, however he again pressed Beijing to investigate unfounded claims against his political rival. Speaking to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House Friday [10-4-19], Trump reiterated that he believes he has the authority as president to ask a foreign government to open investigations into anyone he suspects of being corrupt…His comments come a day after he openly called for President Xi jinping to look into possible corruption by the Bidens, continuing to spread claims that no evidence has supported. Trump first appeared to link the two prospects speaking to reporters Thursday [10-3-19]. The president asserted then that he and the U.S. would have the upper hand on China when high-stakes trade talks resume in Washington next week, saying he has ‘a lot of options on China’ and ‘if they don’t do what we want, we have tremendous power.’”

Caitlin Oprysko, “Trump denies he will tie China trade deal to investigating Biden,” Politico, October 4, 2019 1:55 pm

29,070. 10/4/2019

CHINA/GOP/IMPEACHMENT/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “Sen. Mitt Romney on Friday [10-4-19] denounced Donald Trump for calling on China and Ukraine to investigate 2020 political rival Joe Biden, saying the president’s request is ‘wrong and appalling.’ The Utah Republican’s statement marks the strongest condemnation of the president from any Republican senator. Most members of the GOP have responded to the president’s China request with silence…Romney’s remarks come after Trump told reporters Thursday [10-3-19] that Ukraine and China should investigate the Biden family for possible corruption. The president has lambasted the Biden family for Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine in recent weeks. Trump’s request for foreign assistance to investigate a political rival is at the heart of the House’s impeachment inquiry, following a whistleblower complaint that detailed concerns over Trump pressing the Ukrainian president to investigate the Biden family during a phone call in July.”

Marianne Levine, “Romney calls Trump’s push for foreign dirt ‘wrong and appalling’,” Politico, October 4, 2019 1:05 pm

 

29,069. 10/4/2019

CHINA/INVESTIGATIONS/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “President Donald Trump on Friday [10-4-19] defended his brazen call for foreign governments to interfere in the 2020 election by launching investigations into the Bidens, repeatedly claiming he is duty-bound to encourage the probes while insisting his motivations are apolitical…The president has been road-testing such justifications on social media since declaring Thursday [10-3-19] that China and Ukraine should pursue unfounded accusations of corruption by former Vice President Joe Biden and his son — despite facing an impeachment inquiry for urging Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to do just that during a phone call in July…The president’s latest rationale for his behavior came as Washington awoke Friday to news of damaging text messages exchanged in recent months among top American diplomats. Those communications — which Kurt Volker, the former special envoy to Ukraine, provided Thursday to congressional Democrats — detailed efforts by the administration to pressure Zelensky to investigate the Bidens and alleged meddling by the Eastern European nation in the 2016 election.”

Quint Forgey, “Trump tries out new defenses as damaging Ukraine evidence piles up,” Politico, October 4, 2019 1:01 pm

29,039. 10/3/2019

CHINA/IMPEACHMENT/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “President Donald Trump’s shocking request Thursday [10-3-19]  on the White House lawn that not only Ukraine, but also China, should investigate the Bidens, may have shown his open defiance of impeachment threats, but it also gave major air time to the innuendo the president and his allies have been trying to spread about Hunter Biden’s links to a company funded by a Chinese investor. While the substance of news reports focused on the brazenness of the president’s publicly calling on foreign governments to investigate a rival, their headlines and chyrons often communicated a simpler message: ‘Trump: Ukraine & China Should Investigate Joe Biden and Son,’ as CNN put it. While the media’s interest was sparked by the possibility of wrongdoing by Trump, the casual reader watching TV with the sound off or scrolling the headlines on a news site might well have assumed the greater scandal was about Biden.”

Michael Calderone, “Trump wins the chyron war with Biden,” Politico, October 3, 2019 6:22 pm

29,036. 10/3/2019

CHINA/IMPEACHMENT/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump just tossed his most pressing economic issue into the morass of impeachment politics. Trump’s suggestion Thursday [10-3-19] that Beijing should investigate a political rival, moments after threatening America’s ‘tremendous power’ in the ongoing trade talks with China, exposes his long-running negotiations with the world’s No. 2 economy to new scrutiny and could cast a political shadow over the results. Trump’s characteristic conflation of issues comes just a week before Chinese officials are due to arrive for a 13th round of trade talks in Washington. Even if Trump’s comments don’t shift the dynamic at the negotiating table, people who have been tracking every twist in the trade talks say the president’s statement will cloud how any outcome from the talks is received by Trump’s Democratic opponents and other U.S. policymakers.”

Adam Behsudi, “Trump throws an impeachment stink bomb into China trade talks,” Politico, October 3, 2019 6:02 pm

29,018. 10/3/2019

CHINA/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @TrumpWarRoom: NBC News reports that Hunter Biden met with a Chinese banker while joining then-VP Joe Biden’s official 2013 trip to Chin…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 3, 2019 7:07 am

28,964. 10/1/2019

CHINA/FOREIGN POLICY/GOP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump congratulated the People’s Republic of China for its 70th anniversary Tuesday [10-1-19] morning. Senate Republicans were in no mood to celebrate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) compared China under President Xi Jinping to a ‘modern version of Maoist China’ and criticized the government for violence against pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong and placing Uighurs — a predominantly Muslim ethnic minority group — in internment camps. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) warned that ‘an authoritarian China is perhaps the single greatest threat to freedom around the world,’ while Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) emphasized that the 70th anniversary of communist rule was no cause for celebration but ‘a day to remind ourselves of the horrors inflicted on the Chinese people over this time.’”

Marianne Levine, “Republicans split with Trump on celebrating China,” Politico, October 1, 2019 9:59 pm

28,942. 10/1/2019

CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Congratulations to President Xi and the Chinese people on the 70th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 1, 2019 5:54 am

28,915. 9/30/2019

CHINA/JOE BIDEN/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Fake News Media wants to stay as far away as possible from the Ukraine and China deals made by the Bidens. A Corrupt Media is so bad for our Country! In actuality, the Media may be even more Corrupt than the Bidens, which is hard to do!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 30, 2019 9:03 am

28,907. 9/30/2019

CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘After many years, the United States is finally waking up to Beijing’s plans and ambitions to pass us as the dominant economic & military superpower in the 21st Century. What’s happening now is that the U.S. is finally responding (thank you President Trump). This is taking…..” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 30, 2019 7:31 am

28,906. 9/30/2019

CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….place in TRADE, it’s taking shape in Military Competition.’ Johnathan Ward, author and China expert. We are winning, and we will win. They should not have broken the deal we had with them. Happy Birthday China!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 30, 2019 7:31 am

28,903. 9/30/2019

CHINA/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘China Trade Turmoil: China Urging a CALM AND RATIONAL Solution.’ @MariaBartiromo @FoxBusiness China is doing very poorly while the USA, under your favorite President’s leadership, continues to soar to new heights – and, despite the Do Nothing Democrats, we have just begun!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 30, 2019 6:48 am

28,705. 9/25/2019

CHINA/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “….taken out of Ukraine and China. Additionally, I demand transparency from Democrats that went to Ukraine and attempted to force the new President to do things that they wanted under the form of political threat.” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 25, 2019 3:17 pm

28,600. 9/22/2019

CHINA/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “‘The real story involves Hunter Biden going around the world and collecting large payments from foreign governments and foreign oligarchs.’ Peter Schweizer Laura Ingraham Hunter made a fortune in Ukraine and in China. He knew nothing about Energy, or anything else.” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 22, 2019 8:39 am

28,563. 9/20/2019

CHINA/INDIA/TRADE DEALS/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Call it the art of the mini-deal. The Trump administration is on the cusp of announcing a new trade deal with India, potentially within the next week as President Trump prepares to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India. It should be a proud moment for Mr. Trump, who is eager to announce new markets for American farmers and manufacturers who have been badly hit by his trade war with China. But unlike traditional trade pacts, which cover nearly all sectors of the economy, the India deal appears likely to be confined to only a few sectors and products. Mini-deals are becoming something of a trend for Mr. Trump ahead of the 2020 election. In addition to India, he is expected to soon announce a limited trade agreement with Japan. While smaller deals may prove easier to win than comprehensive agreements, they are raising concerns among some lawmakers and businesses about the precedent Mr. Trump is setting by striking limited pacts that could leave significant issues unresolved.”

Ana Swanson and Vindu Goel, “With India, Trump Practices the Art of the Mini-Deal,” The New York Times online, September 20, 2019

28,462. 9/16/2019

CHINA/JAPAN/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump said on Monday [9-16-19] that his administration had reached an initial trade agreement with Japan and would announce a deal in the coming weeks. The trade pact, while limited, is expected to increase access for American agricultural products like beef and chicken to the Japanese market. That would provide some relief to farmers who have been hurt by Mr. Trump’s trade war with China. Exact details of the deal have not been released. But people briefed on the negotiations said the pact would lower Japanese tariffs on beef and other American farm products in return for cutting American tariffs on industrial goods like machinery. Unlike most trade deals, the pact is expected to be limited to a few industries. It is not clear how much protection the deal would offer Japan against Mr. Trump’s threats to place tariffs on its cars, a penalty Japan is eager to avoid.”

Ana Swanson and Ben Dooley, “Trump Says U.S. and Japan Have Reached Initial Trade Agreement,” The New York Times online, September 16, 2019

28,434. 9/16/2019

CHINA/FEDERAL RESERVE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Producer prices in China shrank most in 3 years due to China’s big devaluation of their currency, coupled with monetary stimulus. Federal Reserve not watching? Will Fed ever get into the game? Dollar strongest EVER! Really bad for exports. No Inflation…Highest Interest Rates…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 16, 2019 6:47 am

28,360. 9/12/2019

CHINA/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump’s top advisers are rushing to find an escape hatch for a series of tariff increases in the coming months, worried about the potential for further economic damage. Many of the president’s top economic officials are trying to resurrect the terms they previously were negotiating with China, a deal officials said was ‘90 percent’ done before a sudden impasse this summer, according to a person familiar with the discussions. That approach was rejected by the Chinese at the time, so it’s unclear whether the new effort will overcome those hurdles and deliver U.S.-sought commitments from China on agriculture, intellectual property and technology transfer. The goal of the internal administration discussions is to forestall October tariff increases and the next tariffs set to take effect in December, with some advisers arguing that the economic hit is real and must be mitigated prior to the election year.”

Ben White and Adam Behsudi, “Trump team rushes to find escape hatch for China tariffs,” Politico, September 12, 2019 12:32 pm

28,354. 9/12/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “It is expected that China will be buying large amounts of our agricultural products!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 12, 2019 7:45 am

28,333. 9/11/2019

CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “At the request of the Vice Premier of China, Liu He, and due to the fact that the People’s Republic of China will be celebrating their 70th Anniversary….”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 11, 2019 6:17 pm

28,316. 9/11/2019

CHINA/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump said Wednesday [9-11-19] night that the United States would delay its next planned tariff increase on China by two weeks, as ‘a gesture of good will’ that may help to mend the seriously damaged ties between the world’s two biggest economies. The United States would delay a planned increase in its 25 percent tariff on $250 billion of Chinese goods from Oct. 1 to Oct. 15, a move that was made ‘at the request of the Vice Premier of China, Liu He, and due to the fact that the People’s Republic of China will be celebrating their 70th Anniversary on October 1st,’ the president said in a tweet. The move comes as trade talks between the United States and China have stagnated, leading to stock market volatility and consternation among businesses that have paid higher prices to import and export goods.”

Ana Swanson, “Trump Delays Planned Tariff Increase in ‘Gesture of Good Will’ to China,” The New York Times online, September 11, 2019 

28,313. 9/11/2019

CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @MariaBartiromo: China is moving to develop a more level playing field: Sen. Perdue https://t.co/97UZWyhiJu @MorningsMaria @FoxBusiness”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 11, 2019 6:07 am

28,307. 9/11/2019

CHINA/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘China suspends Tariffs on some U.S. products. Being hit very hard, supply chains breaking up as many companies move, or look to move, to other countries. Much more expensive to China than originally thought.’ @CNBC @JoeSquawk”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 11, 2019 5:14 am

28,188. 9/6/2019

CHINA/FEDERAL RESERVE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “China just enacted a major stimulus plan. With all the Tariffs THEY are paying to the USA, Billions and Billions of Dollars, they need it! In the meantime, our Federal Reserve sits back and does NOTHING!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 6, 2019 10:05 pm