Categories for China

30,094. 10/31/2019

CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “China and the USA are working on selecting a new site for signing of Phase One of Trade Agreement, about 60% of total deal, after APEC in Chile was canceled do to unrelated circumstances. The new location will be announced soon. President Xi and President Trump will do signing!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 31, 2019 8:24 am

29,953. 10/28/2019

CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Monday [10-28-19] that negotiations for the so-called phase one of the United States’ trade deal with China were ‘ahead of schedule’…The comments come ahead of Trump’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Chile on Nov. 16-17…On Friday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer spoke with China’s Vice Premier Liu He about the deal and signaled progress on negotiations over the weekend. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative released a statement following the call, noting that both parties ‘made headway on specific issues.’ It was announced earlier this month that Beijing would buy $40 billion to $50 billion of U.S. agricultural products, in exchange for a stop on the United States’ scheduled Oct. 15 tariff increase. Officials, however, have left open the potential for a tariff increase Dec. 15.”

Allie Bice, “Trump says phase one of China trade deal is ‘ahead of schedule’,” Politico, October 28, 2019 10:02 am

29,618. 10/18/2019

CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday [10-18-19] said he thinks a trade deal between the United States and China will be signed by the time the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings take place in Chile on Nov. 16 and 17. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will provide Beijing’s perspective on the progress of the talks in a speech on Saturday [10-19-19], according to a tweet from editor-in-chief of the Global Times, a tabloid published by the People’s Daily of China’s ruling Communist Party…The White House has announced that China agreed to buy up to $50 billion of U.S. farm products annually, as part of the first phase of a trade deal, although China seems slow to follow through. The so-called phase 1 deal was unveiled at the White House last week during a visit by vice premier He as part of a bid to end a tit-for-tat trade war between Beijing and Washington that has roiled markets and hammered global growth. U.S. officials said a second phase of negotiations could address thornier issues like forced technology transfer and non-financial services issues.”

Reuters Staff, “Trump hopes U.S.-China trade deal will be signed by middle of November,” Reuters, October 18, 2019 10:18 am

29,479. 10/14/2019

CHINA/JOE BIDEN/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Wow! Hunter Biden is being forced to leave a Chinese Company. Now watch the Fake News wrap their greasy and very protective arms around him. Only softball questions of him please!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 14, 2019 11:18 am

29,453. 10/13/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “CHINA HAS ALREADY BEGUN AGRICULTURAL PURCHASES FROM OUR GREAT PATRIOT FARMERS & RANCHERS!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 13, 2019 4:50 pm

29,452. 10/13/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “My deal with China is that they will IMMEDIATELY start buying very large quantities of our Agricultural Product, not wait until the deal is signed over the next 3 or 4 weeks. THEY HAVE ALREADY STARTED! Likewise financial services and other deal aspects, start preparing….”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 13, 2019 4:47 pm

29,451. 10/13/2019

CHINA/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….I agreed not to increase Tariffs from 25% to 30% on October 15th. They will remain at 25%. The relationship with China is very good. We will finish out the large Phase One part of the deal, then head directly into Phase Two. The Phase One Deal can be finalized & signed soon!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 13, 2019 4:47 pm

29,420. 10/12/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The deal I just made with China is, by far, the greatest and biggest deal ever made for our Great Patriot Farmers in the history of our Country. In fact, there is a question as to whether or not this much product can be produced? Our farmers will figure it out. Thank you China!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 12, 2019 9:09 am

29,414. 10/11/2019

CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “So funny to watch Steve Kerr grovel and pander when asked a simple question about China. He chocked, and looks weak and pathetic. Don’t want him at the White House!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 11, 2019 10:25 pm

29,360. 10/11/2019

CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @MariaBartiromo: USMCA passage, China deal should be ‘a one-two punch’: Rep. Tom Reed https://t.co/WcBsEjjir3 @MorningsMaria @FoxBusiness”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 11, 2019 10:32 am

29,353. 10/11/2019

CHINA/CONGRESS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “One of the great things about the China Deal is the fact that, for various reasons, we do not have to go through the very long and politically complex Congressional Approval Process. When the deal is fully negotiated, I sign it myself on behalf of our Country. Fast and Clean!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 11, 2019 9:15 am

29,351. 10/11/2019

CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Good things are happening at China Trade Talk Meeting. Warmer feelings than in recent past, more like the Old Days. I will be meeting with the Vice Premier today. All would like to see something significant happen!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 11, 2019 8:49 am

29,350. 10/11/2019

CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday [10-11-19] outlined the first phase of a deal to end a trade war with China and suspended a threatened tariff hike, but officials on both sides said much more work needed to be done before an accord could be agreed. The emerging deal, covering agriculture, currency and some aspects of intellectual property protections, would represent the biggest step by the two countries in 15 months to end a tariff tit-for-tat that has whipsawed financial markets and slowed global growth. But Friday’s announcement did not include many details and Trump said it could take up to five weeks to get a pact written. He acknowledged the agreement could fall apart during that period, though he expressed confidence that it would not.”

Jeff Mason, David Lawder, “U.S. outlines ‘Phase 1’ trade deal with China, suspends October tariff hike,” Reuters, October 11, 2019 1:50 am

29,344. 10/10/2019

CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The United States and China made good progress in high-level trade talks on Thursday [10-10-19], President Donald Trump told reporters, despite expectations that the two sides remain far away from a comprehensive deal…The Chinese team led by Vice Premier Liu He is in Washington for the first since Trump escalated his trade war against China in August. Frustrated by the slow pace of the negotiations, he announced plans to ramp up tariffs to put more pressure on Beijing. This week, the two sides have sent signals they could reach agreement on some measures, even if a wider deal remains distant…The hopeful developments came after futures markets were whipsawed overnight amid reports that the Chinese delegation would cut its trip short. But stocks moved higher on Thursday after Trump said he would meet with Liu on Friday after talks wrap up with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.” 

Adam BEhsudi, Megan Cassella and Doug Palmer, “Mini-deal expected as Trump says U.S.-China trade talks ‘going really well’,” Politico, October 10, 2019 6:31 pm

29,336. 10/10/2019

CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Big day of negotiations with China. They want to make a deal, but do I? I meet with the Vice Premier tomorrow at The White House.” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 10, 2019 8:49 am

29,319. 10/9/2019

CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @ABCPolitics: President Trump criticizes Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich — both vocal critics of Trump — when asked about China putting pr…”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 9, 2019 8:35 pm

29,193. 10/7/2019

CHINA/MILITARY/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WAR: “I was elected on getting out of these ridiculous endless wars, where our great Military functions as a policing operation to the benefit of people who don’t even like the USA. The two most unhappy countries at this move are Russia & China, because they love seeing us bogged…..” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 7, 2019 10:20 am

29,174. 10/6/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: [email protected] ‘forgot’ to report that we are helping the great farmers of the USA to the tune of 28 Billion Dollars, for the last two years, paid for out of Tariffs paid to the United States by China for targeting the farmer. They devalued their currency, therefore paying the cost!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 6, 2019 6:54 pm

29,152. 10/6/2019

CHINA/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….And by the way, I would LOVE running against 1% Joe Biden – I just don’t think it’s going to happen. Sleepy Joe won’t get to the starting gate, & based on all of the money he & his family probably ‘extorted,’ Joe should hang it up. I wouldn’t want him dealing with China & U!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 6, 2019 11:42 am

29,151. 10/6/2019

CHINA/CORRUPTION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….and separately got 1.5 Billion Dollars from China despite no experience and for no apparent reason. There is NO WAY these can be legitimate transactions? As lawyers & others have stated, as President, I have an OBLIGATION to look into possible, or probable, CORRUPTION!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 6, 2019 9:58 am

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