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    Title: Nevada ruled from the grave

    1. The following are excerpts from Business Insider's November 7, 2018 article headlined "A Nevada pimp who said he’s just like Trump won a state election even though he died 3 weeks ago".

    (Begin excerpts)
    A pimp who was inspired by Donald Trump to get involved in politics has been elected to Nevada’s state assembly even though he died three weeks ago.

    Dennis Hof, a reality-television star and pimp who owned several brothels, had been running for Nevada’s state legislature when he was found dead on October 16, two days after this 72nd birthday....

    By that time, it was too late to take his name off the ballot. Republicans in the state urged voters to cast their ballot for him anyway to keep the seat from the Democrats. Under state law, if a candidate who has died is elected, someone from the same party is appointed by local officials to fill the seat....

    Hof called himself “The Trump of Pahrump,” after his town in Nevada, and beat a three-term incumbent Republican in June’s primary.

    He told BuzzFeed in November that he thought support for him mirrored the continued support for Trump after the emergence of the “Access Hollywood” tape.

    He said: “Women were like, ‘Yeah, we won’t vote for him.’ Till they got behind the f–king ballot box and nobody’s looking – boop, ‘I want a man. I don’t give a **** how many p—sies he grabs, I want a man that’ll make things happen'”

    “And the same thing with me.”....

    He faced multiple accusations of sexual assault, and these were under investigation when he died, according to BuzzFeed. (End excerpts)

    2. Dennis Hof often referred to himself as “the Trump of Pahrump,” a nickname that he said Roger Stone, an adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump and an early supporter of Hof, had come up with.

    Donald Trump is infamous for giving defamatory nicknames to others such as Little Marco, Crooked Hillary and Sloppy Stephen. The late brothel owner’s nickname was definitely not music to the ears of "blame king" Trump. Neither were Hof's apparent "flattering remarks".

    Sources as listed below:

    https://www.businessinsider.sg/trump-inspired-pimp-dead-won-election-nevada-2018-11/?r=US&IR=T

    https://nationalpost.com/news/world...hrump-has-won-a-state-assembly-seat-in-Nevada
     
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    The Trump of Pahrump

    Nevada’s most notorious pimp, Dennis Hof, had been running for state legislature when he was found dead at one his whorehouses on October 16, two days after his 72nd birthday.

    "It's all because Donald Trump was the Christopher Columbus for me," Hof told the Associated Press in a phone call. " He found the way and I jumped on it."

    Listing what he shared in common with Trump, Hof said: "We're both famous — and infamous. We're both high-profile. We're both celebrities. We're both successful businessmen. We both have reality television shows. We both have written books. We're both rich and we can't be bought.

    "There's a lot of similarities. And we're doing it for the right reasons."

    With Trump as a model, Hof ran for office, aiming to reshape the GOP (into what, you guess?)

    His campaign slogan “Made Nevada Nevada Again” (MNNA) was a bizarre mirror of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign's catchphrase "Make America Great Again" (MAGA). He called himself the “Trump of Pahrump,” after his hometown in Nevada.

    He got over 60 percent of the vote in the heavily Republican district he was favoured to win. However, by the time he was dead, it was too late to take his name off the ballot. Republicans in the state urged voters to cast their ballot for him anyway to keep the seat from the Democrats. Under state law, if a candidate who has died is elected, the seat is still considered vacant and will be filled by the county commissioners, who will select a fellow Republican who resides in the district to serve Hof’s 2-year term.

    Since a dead pimp could be elected to office even though he died three weeks ago, I use his self-assigned nickname "the Trump of Pahrump", humorously or sarcastically, to denote the ideal candidate (male or female) for any selection such as election, job, prize, honour, etc.

    In short, the Trump of Pahrump denotes the perfect or ideal candidate for a selection.

    The following sentences show the use of the new term:

    (a) After interviewing 100 job applicants, the manager finally found the Trump of Pahrump to be his secretary.

    (b) The majority of voters were casting protest votes as they could not find any Trump of Pahrump among the three presidential candidates.

    (c) The old king regarded the youngest of the seven princes as his Trump of Pahrump for the crown.

    (d) Of all the candidates who sat the government examinations, he scored the highest grade to become the Trump of Pahrump for the priesthood.

    (e) The party's secretary-general said at an election rally: "We would be doing a disservice to the people and the country if we field a team of mediocre candidates. All our candidates are the Trumps of Pahrump for serving the country and the people. In other words, they are the crème de la crème of the country."

    (f) The television presenter spoke to the audience: "Here are the ten finalists in the singing contest. All are the Trumps of Pahrump, but only one will trump all to become the champion tonight. So vote wisely and carefully."

    (g) The defence minister spoke at a press briefing: "As long as I am the defence minister, only the Trumps of Pahrump can enter the armed forces. Mr X's quick rise to the rank of brigadier general is due to his qualifications and abilities, not that he is the president's son."

    (h) The manager explained to his employees: "I have to emphasise that promotion in the company is transparent, fair and square. As long as you are the Trump of Pahrump, you will have the chance of promotion. The two new executives are promoted by virtue of their qualifications and work performance, not because they are my boss's relatives."

    (i) The prime minister spoke to the media: "Fake news is going viral that Mr A and Miss A are appointed to senior positions in the cabinet because they are my children. Let's put the issue in perspective. Both of them are graduates from Ivy League universities and are high flyers in the private sector. To accuse me of nepotism is utterly outrageous! They are appointed into the cabinet because they are the Trumps of Pahrump. In short, they are the best I can find to serve the country and the people."

    P.S. Fortunately or unfortunately for America, Dennis Hof, the first Trump of Pahrump, was taken away prematurely by the Grim Reaper, otherwise he could reshape the GOP (into what, you guess?) and become the next US President as he modelled himself on Donald Trump whom he claimed to share many similarities.

    Sources as listed below:

    https://lasvegassun.com/news/2018/jun/13/dennis-hof-nevadas-most-famous-pimp-wins-gop-prima/

    https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-hof-nevada-campaign-20180311-story.html
     
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    Trumpian umbrella

    1. Instead of leaving the umbrella at the door, the person in the video could have closed the umbrella and handed it to an attendant in the plane.

    Poor umbrella! It was left “shivering” in the cold long after the user had gone into the plane.

    Here I coin the term "Trumpian umbrella" for a person or an object that is considered disposable and dumped when no longer needed. The following three sentences show the use of the new term:

    (a) After helping to grow the business from a small shop to a multinational corporation, the co-founder was dumped like a Trumpian umbrella out of the company.

    (b) The tearful wife was left alone at home like a Trumpian umbrella while her unfaithful husband went on a long holiday trip with his newfound lover.

    (c) The homeless man sought shelter and food from his friend but forsook him like a Trumpian umbrella after winning the lottery jackpot.



    2. By the way, please check the long list of notable members who had left the Trump administration.

    I end this post with the touching story of the tragic fate of Boxer, a hardworking but naive and ignorant horse in George Orwell's Animal Farm. After losing its usefulness, Boxer became the Trumpian umbrella of the pigs.

    (Begin excerpts)
    One day, Boxer’s strength fails; he collapses while pulling stone for the windmill. The other animals rush to tell Squealer, while Benjamin and Clover stay near their friend. The pigs announce that they will arrange to bring Boxer to a human hospital to recuperate, but when the cart arrives, Benjamin reads the writing on the cart’s sideboards and announces that Boxer is being sent to a glue maker to be slaughtered. The animals panic and begin crying out to Boxer that he must escape. They hear him kicking feebly inside the cart, but he is unable to get out.

    Soon Squealer announces that the doctors could not cure Boxer: he has died at the hospital. He claims to have been at the great horse’s side as he died and calls it the most moving sight he has ever seen—he says that Boxer died praising the glories of Animal Farm. Squealer denounces the false rumors that Boxer was taken to a glue factory, saying that the hospital had simply bought the cart from a glue maker and had failed to paint over the lettering. The animals heave a sigh of relief at this news, and when Napoleon gives a great speech in praise of Boxer, they feel completely soothed.

    Not long after the speech, the farmhouse receives a delivery from the grocer, and sounds of revelry erupt from within. The animals murmur among themselves that the pigs have found the money to buy another crate of whisky—though no one knows where they found the money. (End excerpts)

    Source: http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/animalfarm/section9/

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive...and-resignations-in-trump-administration.html

    https://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2017/08/politics/trump-admin-departures-trnd/

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5805577/Trump-mocks-Mike-Pence-saying-did-make-pray.html

    http://houseofpolitics.com/threads/is-it-game-over.19493/
     
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    Trumpian success

    Despite voters signalling strong displeasure with his policies by voting the Democrats back into the House of Representatives for the first time in 8 years, Donald Trump tweeted on 6 November 2018: "Tremendous success tonight. Thank you to all!"

    To Donald Trump, everything is "Tremendous Success", even if he falls off his "big, beautiful wall" with a boom like Humpty Dumpty, or rather, Trumpty Drumpty. Here I coin the term "Trumpian success" to depict Trump's hyperbolic claim to “Tremendous Success” in everything concerned with him, even if it ends in dismal failure or serious setback.

    Source: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1060022696703070208

    http://houseofpolitics.com/threads/political-satire-the-old-man-of-the-mountain-1a.19782/
     
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    Title: Huawei CFO arrested on US order

    1. Hot on the heels of the Trump-Xi meeting at the G20 in Buenos Aires, the Trump administration took three hostile actions in quick succession against China.

    (a) As usual, the Jekyll and Hyde US leader keeps up pressure on China by tweeting threats of more tariffs if he cannot get what he wishes for.

    (b) It was reported on December 4 that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told diplomats and officials In a foreign policy speech that Trump was not abandoning its global leadership but instead reshaping the post-World War Two system on the basis of sovereign states, not multilateral institutions, as it sees fit to stop “bad actors” such as Russia, China and Iran from gaining.

    (c) It was reported on December 5 that Canada has arrested Huawei's global chief financial officer in Vancouver, where she is facing extradition to the US. The arrest is related to violations of US sanctions against Iran. Meng Wanzhou, who is one of the vice chairs on the Chinese technology company's board and the daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested on December 1 and a court hearing has been set for Friday.

    2. Meng's arrest throws into question whether Chinese citizens and tourists are safe when they travel to countries allied to the US. Now it seems Chinese could be arrested anytime in those countries and extradited to the US to be charged for violation of US laws. It is noted that US sanction against Iran is itself a violation against international law. Hence it would be an outrage and laughing stock for a country that violates international law to arrest and charge foreign citizens as though their countries are US colonies.

    It is noted that Meng is a potential successor to her father. Through this arrest, it seems that the US is trying to destroy Huawei once and for all. This in turn is an attempt by the US to destroy China’s high tech industry.

    It is ironical that Meng was arrested on December 1, the day of the Trump-Xi meeting at the G20 in Buenos Aires. It would be surprising that Trump and his top aides were unaware of it. It shows that Trump has no sincerity in improving US-Sino relations.

    Are those hostile actions taken by Trump as additional bargaining chips? If so, he needs to go for a mental checkup.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...k-russia-china-iran-says-pompeo-idUSKBN1O3102

    https://money.usnews.com/investing/...ada-for-violating-us-sanctions-on-iran-report
     
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    Title: Trumpian dinner

    1. With regard to the mysterious arrest of the Huawei CFO, it is obvious she has been targeted and followed for a long time by the US spy agency. It would not come as a surprise that the Trump administration was planning to arrest her on December 1, which fell on the same day of the dinner meeting, in order to embarrass the Chinese government.

    Since Trump took over the presidency, a number of Chinese were arrested for dubious charges either on US soil or in US allied nations. It is obvious that the Chinese “offenders” have been targeted and followed for a long time by the US spying agency. Hence it is not surprising that the US spy agency has a list of Chinese citizens (businessmen, military personnel, scientists, students, etc.) for arrest at the appropriate time.

    However doubtful the conspiracy theory, there is no doubt that Trump and his top aides were aware of Meng's arrest on the same day during the dinner meeting. This shows the hypocrisy of the Trump administration at the trade talks.

    2. Regardless of whoever was paying for the dinner on December 1, it is obvious that the dinner came as a high cost for China as the US would quite likely slap an astronomical fine on Huawei for the dubious "crime". With regard to this, I coin the term "Trumpian dinner" for a meal which the guest has to pay more than the "pound of flesh" on the dinner table. In other words, a Trumpian dinner ultimately comes with a high price and serious consequence for the guest. The following sentences show the use of the new term.

    (a) It was a Trumpian wedding dinner for dozens of people as they fell ill a few hours later after reaching home.

    (b) On the way home after dinner at a restaurant, John was killed in a road accident. "What a Trumpian dinner!" cried his wife.

    (c) A week after eating out with his boss, the employee received a bill from the restaurant demanding him to pay for the Trumpian dinner.

    (d) A Mafia godfather was shot dead by a sniper at the restaurant doorstep after attending a Trumpian dinner meeting with another gang leader to settle some issues.

    (e) It was a Trumpian dinner for the guests as they later discovered that they had eaten beef products contaminated with mad cow disease.

    P.S. What's the US fuss about others going against its unilateral action against certain countries? If China is so enraged by the continuing US harassment and detention of its citizens, she may be forced to hit back at US violation against international law (i.e. she could go all out to do business with Iran, North Korea and Russia). Does the US Empire have a prison gigantic enough for the Chinese population of 1.4 billion?

    http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/china-population/
     
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    Title: The Tariff Man is coming

    1. Donald Trump tweeted on 4 December 2018:

    "....I am a Tariff Man. When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so. It will always be the best way to max out our economic power. We are right now taking in $billions in Tariffs. MAKE AMERICA RICH AGAIN."

    Source: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1069970500535902208

    2. In view of this, I use the expression "Tariff Man" humorously or sarcastically to denote a kind of bogeyman (of either sex) with the following characteristics:

    (a) An imaginary monster or evil spirit used by adults to frighten children into good behaviour.

    (b) A terrifying spectre or peeping phantom that strikes fear in sexual miscreants by hiding under the bed and crawling out at unexpected moments.

    (c) An apparition or hobgoblin that bankrupts businessmen if they cannot keep him happy.

    (d) A person or thing that is widely regarded as an object of fear.

    3. All the above-mentioned Tariff Men are different from other imaginary spirits or bogeymen. They have Jekyll and Hyde tendencies, being mercurial and contradictory in behaviour and speech. As an object of fear, a Tariff Man has contradictory characteristics too. For instance, morphine (as an example of Tariff Man) has a high potential for addiction and abuse. Although it can kill a person by stopping his breathing, it is used to treat moderate to severe pain in hospitals.

    The following sentences show how to use the new term "Tariff Man".

    (a) The mother told her son: "If you don't behave well, the Tariff Man will come to get you."

    (b) The president told the coal miners that climate change is a Tariff Man created by an enemy country to discourage them from digging "beautiful, clean coal".

    (c) The presidential candidate portrayed the opposition as a Tariff Man out to break the country into a thousand pieces.

    (d) The adulterer had a nightmare of being dragged into a closet by the Tariff Man last night.

    (e) When asked by the shop owner on ways to improve his business, the witch proposed creating an altar for the Tariff Man in a corner of his shop.

    (f) The politician accused the media of being the true Tariff Man of the people in the dissemination of fake news.

    (g) The angry woman accused her husband's mistress of being the Tariff Man who wrecked her dreams.

    P.S. Like bogeyman, Tariff Man, being an imaginary monster, is used for both genders.
     
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    Title: Will Kim accept Trump's invitation to the US?

    1. The following are excerpts from an article by Jesse Johnson, staff writer of the Japan Times, posted on December 2, 2018 under the headline "Trump says three sites under consideration for January or February meeting with North Korea’s Kim".

    (Begin excerpts)
    A second U.S.-North Korea summit is expected to be held in either January or February, with three sites currently under consideration, U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday.

    Speaking aboard Air Force One, Trump was quoted as saying that said a second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will happen soon, with the location and timing continuing to be hashed out as the two sides work toward the goals agreed to at the landmark first summit in Singapore in June.

    Media pool reports quoted Trump as saying that he and Kim are “getting along very well” and have a “good relationship,” and that at some point he’d like to invite the North Korean leader to the United States.

    Trump did not announce the candidate sites, but some observers have speculated that the president’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida and Seoul could be possibilities.... (End excerpts)

    Source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2...bruary-meeting-north-koreas-kim/#.XApac_ZuLIU

    2. After the "Meng Incident" in Canada, one would wonder whether Kim will dare to have a second summit at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, not to mention of a state visit to the US at some point. In particular, when Trump talks about “getting along very well” or having a “good relationship" with the “very honorable" Kim whom he once mocked as "Little Rocket Man", Kim ought to look at the dark side of Trumpian friendship, Trumpian deal and Trumpian dinner.

    Under his "America First" or "All Free" (AF) world order that turns into a free-for-all, the Jekyll-and-Hyde US leader resorts to the banditry of the bygone era. International agreements and treaties are no longer sacred and inviolable in his hands as he scraps them anytime according to his whims and fancies. His administration brazenly violates the sovereignty of foreign countries by taking unilateral actions against foreign nationals without prior consultation with their governments. For instance, the Chinese government is kept in the dark while its citizens are being stalked, trapped, ambushed and arrested in US allied nations before extradition to the US.

    In ancient times, there was no guarantee that a head of state could return safely to his homeland after a state visit to another country because of the risk of being detained and executed by the host. Now with Trump returning to the barbaric past to "Make America Great Again" (MAGA), will Kim dare to accept Trump's invitation to the US?
     
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    Title: Trump tweets "China talks are going very well!"

    1. The following are excerpts from a news report by Francesca Chambers, White House correspondent for DailyMail.com, posted on 7 December 2018 under the headline "Trump says 'China talks are going very well' as he tries to avoid another stock-market roller coaster amid trade war panic".

    (Begin excerpts)
    President Donald Trump attempted to settle stock market jitters Friday morning after traders nearly wiped out the year's gains following the White House's threat of an all-out trade brawl with China.

    The Dow was down nearly another 500 points to 24,450 in the mid-afternoon as uncertainty over trade negotiations continued.

    Before departing the White House for a law enforcement event in Kansas City, the president reassured investors with a tweet that said: 'China talks are going very well!’

    Trump sent the market into a downward spiral this week as he declared himself a 'tariffs man' and said he'd be just fine doubling or even quadrupling $200 billion in penalties on imports from China at the end of a three-month window for talks.

    He later insisted that he was sincere in his interest in striking a trade accord with Beijing, just as he believes that China's Xi Jinping genuinely wants to broker one.

    His muddled message -- amplified by conflicting claims among his chief economic advisers -- sent shivers through the business world....

    A weaker than expected November jobs report was also a factor in the market's performance. Analysts had hoped for 200,000 or more new jobs heading into the holiday season, but the Labor Department put the monthly number at 155,000....

    'We are right now taking in $billions in Tariffs. MAKE AMERICA RICH AGAIN,' Trump said in messages. 'Let the negotiations begin. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!'

    Trump's tweets sent the market plunging. The Dow fell throughout the morning and was down by more than 700 points by early afternoon. Stocks recovered but dived again on Friday, closing 558.72 points down. (End excerpts)

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1071030014123098112

    Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...lks-going-tries-avoid-stock-market-panic.html

    2. The Jekyll-and-Hyde US leader has obviously overlooked the purchasing power of the Chinese population. Once the Chinese population views the US as the "new hegemonic imperial Japan of this century", there will certainly be a tremendous backlash in the form of a silent boycott of American goods. In such circumstances, Trump can hold a thousand trade talks with his Chinese counterpart or tweet a thousand times about his Trumpian friendship with the Chinese leader or tweet a thousand times claiming that “China talks are going very well!", but all these will come to naught.

    Buying American goods does not depend on a small group of people but the majority of the Chinese population of 1.4 billion. When one fifth of mankind are infuriated with America for treating them like colonial subjects by "plucking" them like cherries at will for sentencing in the US, the resulting backlash will definitely be a force to be reckoned with. In such circumstances, even if the Chinese government buys a lot of agricultural products from America, it won't find much demand from the general public. In the end, tons and tons of rotten US agricultural products will be dumped into the choppy waters of geopolitical conflicts, followed in quick succession by the plunging Dow and US economy.
     
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    Title: A paradoxical situation in Huawei CFO arrest

    1. A netizen in a UK-based political forum believes the arrest of Meng Wanzhou is "just a smokescreen, the real aim being to damage Huawei which is seen as a competitor to US and European telecom equipment providers". Furthermore, he thinks "basically, it is part of a trade war".

    2. I feel it informative to post a copy of my reply here as follows:

    I agree that it "is just a smokescreen, the real aim being to damage Huawei which is seen as a competitor to US and European telecom equipment providers". However, I don't agree that "basically, it is part of a trade war”. In my opinion, it is more than a trade war. It is a tech war, or worse, a geopolitical war in which the US tries to stem the rise of such would-be competitors as China.

    As an analogy of the paradox of Meng's illegal arrest, some years ago I heard from my friend that a policeman of a certain country went all the way to a school to handcuff a teacher who had punished his son without first informing him. There is a parallel between this story and Meng’s arrest. The US has been trying all sorts of stealthy ways to stalk, trap, ambush and arrest Chinese nationals in US allied nations for extradiction to the US without prior consultation with the Chinese government. This is a downright violation of China's sovereignty. It has created a paradoxical situation in which China has the legal right to demand the US to send all officials involving in Meng's arrest to China to be punished for violation of China's sovereignty.

    However, the ultimate factor in determining the outcome of the geopolitical tug-of-war will not be any government but the economic power of 1.4 billion Chinese. When one fifth of mankind views the US as the "new hegemonic imperial Japan" of this century, there will be tremendous backlash in the form of a silent boycott of American goods. In such circumstances, Trump can hold a thousand trade talks with his Chinese counterpart or tweet a thousand times about his Trumpian friendship with the Chinese leader or tweet a thousand times claiming that “China talks are going very well!", but all these will come to naught. Even if the Chinese government buys a lot of agricultural products from America, it won't find much demand from the general public. In the end, tons and tons of rotten US agricultural products will be dumped into the choppy waters of geopolitical conflicts, followed in quick succession by the plunging Dow and US economy.

    It will be a similar case for Canada whose Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seems to have been cowed into US submission by Peter Navarro's threat of a "Special Place in Hell". He seems to be so frightened now that he has willingly become Donald Trump's equivalent of Dracula's Renfield. Like the US economy, the Canadian economy could face the full wrath of one fifth of humanity.

    P.S. One thing for certain that could set Justin Trudeau's mind at ease is a “Special Place in Heaven" reserved for him by Peter Navarro.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/11/business/who-is-peter-navarro.html

    http://houseofpolitics.com/threads/political-satire-the-old-man-of-the-mountain-16.19835/
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2018 at 7:32 AM
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    Title: US threatens further criminal actions against Chinese firms

    1. The following are excerpts from a news report by Shawn Donnan of Bloomberg News, posted on 10 December 2018 under the headline "Trump Trade Rep Tries to Insulate China Talks From Huawei Case".

    (Begin excerpts)
    (Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump’s trade czar insisted that the U.S.’s pursuit of a Huawei executive for allegedly violating Iran sanctions was separate from trade talks with China, but warned that further criminal actions against Chinese companies were likely in the future.

    Speaking on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. trade representative, also played down the possibility of extending a tariff truce between the world’s two largest economies beyond the current 90 days....

    “It’s my view that it should not really have much of an impact. I can understand from the Chinese perspective how they would see it that way. This is a criminal justice matter. It is totally separate from anything that I work on,’’ he said.

    He also, however, warned that further cases against Chinese companies were likely as part of a broader crackdown on China’s theft of technology and other issues such as sanctions violations.

    “It is certainly true that there will be continuing criminal justice matters that will go on, that will come up,’’ Lighthizer said.

    Lighthizer, who’s seen as a China hawk in the Trump administration, set a high bar for a deal with Chinese officials, saying the U.S. was looking for meaningful and verifiable “structural changes’’ related to Chinese policies aimed at stealing U.S. technology....

    He also said he couldn’t reassure financial markets, which have been nervous about the possibility of a truce crumbling, that a deal would be forthcoming by a March 1 deadline.... (End excerpts)

    2. That fellow must be talking with his head in the cloud and his mouth at his very bottom when he insisted: "It’s my view that it should not really have much of an impact." How can his view be similar to others, including 1.4 billion Chinese? Unless that fellow is a phantom that could possess the bodies and minds of one fifth of the world’s population, he could not claim such nonsense.

    It is laughable and contradictory that while trying to calm fears over the fallout of the Huawei saga, that fellow warned that it would not be the last case against a Chinese firm. In other words, he threatened "further criminal actions against Chinese companies" in the future.

    One would wonder whether he would stand idly like a zombie if his grandchildren or related family members got a sound thrashing in school without prior consultation with him? Trump and company seem to be going all out to play with fire as if one fifth of mankind is non-existent or already dead.

    Source: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/trump-trade-rep-tries-to-insulate-china-talks-from-huawei-case-1.1180567

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...ries-to-insulate-china-talks-from-huawei-case
     
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    Title: US has crossed the "Yalu River" of tech war

    Using the analogy of the 1950 Korean War, the US has crossed the "Yalu River" of tech war through its arrest of the Huawei CFO without prior consultation with China. The US threat of arresting more top executives of other Chinese firms to fill up its fast depleting coffers is analogous to its invading forces threatening to advance deeper into Chinese territories to plunder and destroy.

    If China under Chairman Mao did not stand its ground and push back forcefully against the invading forces near the Yalu River in 1950, the history of the entire world would be different. China's resolute action in 1950 had not only ended the Korean War but also maintained a long period of peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula since then.

    The present crisis calls for calm but resolute action. Like the Korean War in 1950, China must stand its ground and respond forcefully against more US threats and intimidation. China's great resolution in facing the US invaders in 1950 not only provides food for thought but also a valuable lesson for its leaders in facing the crisis.

    Let me elaborate in further detail on my thread. At the mention of Korean War, some people may at once get the wrong idea that I am proposing a "hot" or physical war with guns, cannons or missiles.

    What I actually suggest is that China must prepare to clash head on with the US in the present crisis. Using an analogy of two men wrestling at the edge of the rooftops of a skyscraper, the fighter who is prepared to die together with his opponent will have a greater chance of winning before resorting to such extreme measures. In other words, he must not hesitate to hold tightly onto his opponent so as to die jumping down together from the skyscraper.

    Hence, any country including China will increase its chance of winning the trade war or tech war when it faces the crisis calmly but prepares to fight to the end even if the Jekyll-Hyde US leader or Tariff Emperor increases the tariffs to one million percent or higher.

    In short, who can stop you on the path to victory if you are afraid of nothing even death?

    Victory goes to the Fearless!
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2018 at 7:02 AM
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