US President Donald Trump’s relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping has changed, for the worse. This is significant in defining what is going to happen in the next months.
“I used to have a very good relationship with him,” Trump told Fox Sports Radio in an interview on August 11, “I had a great relationship with President Xi. I like him, but I don’t feel the same way now.”
Yesterday, addressing the Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey, the President said, “China has been buying a lot of things, and they’re doing that to keep me happy, but they’re dreaming about Joe Biden. They would love to have that happen, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.”
Trump emphasized that the consequences of the epidemic are more serious than trade conflicts. All the deaths caused by the CCP virus and the fact that the world has to shut down the economy are thousands of times more serious than trade. Trump described the process as “This is a disgrace!”
In a different tone now, Trump has repeatedly condemned the CCP for hiding the epidemic, causing the plague and deaths in the United States. He said that compared with last year when they signed the first phase of the trade deal, US-China relations have changed drastically.
The US policy toward China has undergone a comprehensive transformation, and now the U.S. is countering the CCP from various aspects. From July 21 to August 7, in less than three weeks, the Trump administration fired six shots at the CCP in the areas of finance, technology, national security, and human rights.
These shots include closing the Chinese Consulate in Houston; proposing a “clean internet” initiative; initiating the delisting process for Chinese companies listed in the United States; planning to ban WeChat and TikTok, the two most popular Chinese apps; Punishing 11 senior officials from Hong Kong and the mainland; and sending cabinet officials to visit Taiwan.
Secretary Pompeo has just wrapped his tour to Europe. Before departure, in an interview with the media on August 10, Pompeo once again strongly attacked the CCP, telling that there are serious sanctions under consideration.
Pompeo said that the United States will not stand by when the CCP treats Americans badly, steals American intellectual property rights, threatens people around the world, and violates human rights on a large scale.
On his trip to Europe, Pompeo told the allies that “What’s happening now isn’t Cold War 2.0. The challenge of resisting the CCP threat is in some ways worse.”
“The CCP is already enmeshed in our economies, in our politics, in our societies in ways the Soviet Union never was, “said Pompeo while he was in the Czech Republic, “Today an even greater threat is the threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party and its campaigns of coercion and control.”
He emphasized that the purpose of the series of actions taken by the United States against the CCP is to “promote changes in the CCP’s behavior.”
To fight back, Xinhua published a report today, denouncing Pompeo’s Europe tour and his “attempt to revive a Cold War”: “U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unsurprisingly carried on his malign campaign, hurling insults at China, scrambling to indoctrinate ‘America’s friends’ with slanders and lies, and contriving to revive a Cold War.”
Surprisingly in the past months, the CCP’s retaliation in response to the U.S. sanctions is extremely low-key. Some people within the Chinese Communist Party system revealed to the media that high-level officials have ordered to cool down tensions between the U.S. and China and not allowed the media to propagate attacks on the United States.
Speaking to Fox News yesterday, Senator Ted Cruz who is among the 11 US officials on the CCP’s list for sanctions, said: “China is the greatest geopolitical threat facing the United States and our allies — now and for the next century. ”
“China’s objective is nothing short of global domination…Yet many on the world stage, including at the United Nations, turn a blind eye to China’s barbaric behavior and aggression. That is not the case in the United States. We must and will respond, “Cruz said.
The status of Xi Jinping in the world has plummeted. Due to a series of misjudgments by Xi, he broke the contract halfway and angered Trump, causing the trade war to heat up.
He Qinglian wrote an article in The Epoch Times on the 11th that Xi Jinping made two key moves wrongly: intervening in the US election and concealing the CCP virus. When the epidemic triggered a wave of international accountability, Xi again deliberately launched the “Hong Kong version of the National Security Law”, smashing Hong Kong’s freedom, democracy and legal system, and finally set off a global anti-communist wave.
In an interview with RFI on August 11, political commentator Chen Pokong said that Xi Jinping is worthy of being the “chief accelerator” who is driving the CCP to hell. He not only smashed Sino-US relations, but also smashed Hong Kong and “one country, two systems.” European countries are still somewhat at odds with the United States on trade, but they have found the greatest consensus on the Hong Kong issue. Now Germany, France, Britain and other European countries have adopted the same pace as the United States. Hong Kong has become Xi Jinping’s Waterloo.
For the selfish purpose of safeguarding his power and the good of only a small number of families, the CCP leadership cored by Xi Jinping has put aside the general wellbeing and basic human rights of the Chinese people. Xi has become the greatest enemy of the nation.
Besides the historic floods, China has been on fire all across the country and numerous unnamed fires have started or deliberately been lit in different cities. People are expressing their anger in whatever means they can.
The Beidaihe Conference, which is looked at as an important indicator of CCP politics, is underway with more internal fights. According to Chen Pokong’s analysis, the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party of all generations believe that Sino-US relations are the top priority. And Xi Jinping smashed Hong Kong and smashed Sino-US relations, this is an issue that cannot be avoided at the Beidaihe meeting.
The United States and China have delayed a review of their Phase 1 trade deal initially slated for last Saturday, and no new date for the initial six-month compliance review has been agreed.
Today, President Donald Trump and his family are mourning the death of his youngest brother, Robert Trump, who died on Saturday at the age of 71.
Even though no exact details of his illness have been released, it is known that Robert Trump had been sick for several months. The president declined to provide reporters with details about the cause of his death.
There have been questions about whether Robert was infected with COVID-19. If that were the case, it would be another accelerator to send the CCP to destruction.
By Winnie Troppie
Related fires in China in the past week or so>>
Fire in a wholesale market of clothing in Qing yuan city of Guangdong on August 17.
Fire at a residential building Tianhe Garden in Jiangxi province on August 16.
Fire in a logistics complex in Hefei city of Anhui province on August 15.