This post was edited by wchao37 at 2019-5-18 09:40
Oh yes, some HELP the Chinese did receive from the Americans according to their own reckoning -- to wit:...
...the Korean War; the Vietnamese War; the bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia; the seizure of Ship Ying He in1994; the downing of Wang Wei's fighter jet on April 1, 2001; the cacophony of threatened interference in cross-Strait affairs, the weapons sales to Taiwan; the freedom-of-navigation claims in China's territorial waters in the South China Sea, the farcical UN trial involving the sovereignty of South China Sea islands near the Philippines, the struggles around the Diaoyu slands, the constant barrage of lies and innuendos as if they were blaming Chinese hormonal theft for America's own Erectile Dysfunction -- yes, China has been at the receiving end of such American 'help' for the last seventy years, they say, and so it's time to right the wrong by levying 25% tariffs on all Chinese imports into the U.S.
And it is totally baffling to know that Trump had actually graduated from U Penn's prestigious Wharton School of Business exactly 50 years before he lied to the American people last week that the Chinese are the ones paying the tariffs on their exports to America.
markwu Post time: 2019-5-17 19:06
Ever since the trade talks started, China's officials have been exemplary. China has shown an incand ...
tariffs are an anomaly in international relations built on trade. Tariffs hurt the US manufacturer and consumer more than the China supplier. Persisted, a weaponized tariff regime is only an agenda to decouple markets by force which will weaken economic growth and progress by cross-border trade.
Trump's problem is that he doesn't listen to experts. So far he's fired all of them. He is surrounded by a few make-believe reality-TV-show sycophants who are even worse than he is. Out of touch with reality..... yet his decisions affect the whole world.
Very nice and detailed discussion here. No wonder it took so long to pass.
As I was saying, it is totally baffling to know that Trump had actually graduated from U Penn's prestigious Wharton School of Business exactly 50 years before he lied to the American people last week that the Chinese are the ones paying the tariffs on their exports to America.
No, not so at all! Ordinary Americans are paying the tariffs -- taxes levied on imports already inside the U.S. -- not the Chinese. Part of that tax revenue is being diverted to placate the angry farmers who will be devastated by the trade war that's sure to harm their fundamental interests when China retaliates.
There you have it -- a composite picture of a bipartisan, motley gathering of sore losers who just can't stomach the fact that they've been roundly beaten fair and square by the distant relatives of the Native Americans who in their minds represent nothing more than an inferior tribe of Ghost Dancers.
You can all imagine how they must be feeling right now -- the groans from Goliath the ogling ogre lying flat on the ground, about to be beheaded by a lanky David armed with nothing but a knife and a stone-slinger.
That's why they are levying this 25% tariff on Chinese exports, with the short-term goal of truncating China's international supply chains and the long-term one of thwarting her rise in any which way but slow.