Prevent ‘immature’ Trump being manipulated by conservative forces: analyst

‘His knowledge on Sino-US ties superficial’

A Chinese analyst urged China to make US president-elect understand the importance and complexity of Sino-US ties and prevent him from being manipulated by some conservative forces after Trump questioned whether the US should continue its “one-China policy” Sunday unless Beijing makes concessions on trade and other issues.

“I don’t want China dictating to me,” Trump said as he made a vehement defense of his recent phone conversation with the Taiwan leader.

“I don’t know why we have to be bound by a one-China policy unless we make a deal with China having to do with other things, including trade,” he added in the interview on Fox News Sunday.

He was responding to a question on his taking that call this month from Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen, breaking with decades of US diplomatic tradition that recognizes Beijing as the sole representative of China.

Trump said he had just a couple of hours’ notice that the call was coming, not weeks or longer as has been reported.

Besides trade, Trump said China was not cooperating with America on its handling of its currency, on North Korea and its nuclear weapons, or on tensions in the South China Sea, where he said China is building “a massive fortress.”

Trump said it would have been disrespectful not to take the call from Tsai, who he said wanted to congratulate him on his election win.

Li Haidong, professor of China Foreign Affairs University, attributes Trump’s comments to his inexperience. “Trump is a novice at dealing with diplomatic and international relations issues,” Li said, “He is inexperienced in sensitive and complicated issues except for business and trade. His knowledge about Sino-US relations, particularly the Taiwan question, is very superficial, which gives him the nerve to say whatever he likes.”

“As a businessman, he thinks it’s quite normal to do business, but he hasn’t realized that the Taiwan question is not a business to China. The Taiwan question is not negotiable,” Li added.

Li doesn’t believe Trump has a plan to challenge the one-China policy by making such comments.

“It’s still too early to come to that conclusion,” Li said, adding “these ideas may come from some of his conservative consultants, not necessarily from him.”

“His focus is on domestic issues such as the economy and employment, so perhaps he doesn’t think very deeply about diplomatic issues,” Li said, “in addition, Trump is highly unpredictable. Many of his remarks have shocked the American elites, but he’s very fickle as well, he may eat his words sometime soon. ”

Li said the mainstream of the US society are very clear about their China policies, of which the one-China policy is the core and the cornerstone. “Diplomatically, Trump is still immature, so we need to point out to him how serious the problem is and exert pressure on him.”

“We should make him understand the importance and complexity of Sino-US ties and prevent him from being manipulated by some conservative forces,” Li added.


Trump amazing speech on the 11th and then released on the Taiwan issue, he told the United States when Fox television interview, said he understood the “one China ” policy, but “unless we have other matters on trade deal with China. Otherwise, why are we restricted In the ‘One China’ policy? “Western media quickly read that Trump hopes that the United States may be in the” one-China “policy to exert pressure, blackmail, forcing China to make trade and economic compromise.
  It seems that such an analysis is credible. In fact, from Trump and Tsai Ying-wen and called each other as “Taiwan’s president”, the people in doubt that the businessman-born president of the United States to “one China” as the cornerstone of Sino-US relations as a bargaining chip To sell, take advantage of his short-term interests in power.
  11, after the news of the new, I believe many people will marvel at the new US leader is really “businessman”, while ignorant in the diplomatic ignorant like a child. The “one-China” policy had crossed Nixon and all the time since, and the American presidents faced China much weaker than today. In addition, the “one China” policy has become one of the basic norms of the modern international order. Most of the leaders of the United States and generations of generations around the world are not idiots, and Trump is by no means the only wise man.

  ”One China” policy can not be traded, Trump seems to understand only business, he thought what can be valued, and as long as his strength is large enough, he can be strong buy and sell. So we would like to ask if the United States Constitution to estimate a price, in the whole United States to implement Shate E Labo or Singapore and other US allies in the political system, the Americans are willing to do?
  It seems Trump needs to learn modestly about foreign affairs, and he has to understand, in particular, how Sino-US relations are all about. What is important is that by relying on him to read books and the three Sino-US joint communiques, China needs to carry out a resolute struggle with him. Only by touching some nails can we truly appreciate that China and the rest of the world are not good at bullying. , He will have sentiment.
  The next question is, if Trump abandon the “one China” principle, what is the need for China to do most of the international affairs of the United States partners? If the United States openly supports “Taiwan independence” and more unbridled arms sales to Taiwan, what is the need for Beijing to boycott and cut all kinds of forces hostile to the United States? Why can not we openly support them, or give them weapons in secret?
  In addition, the “one China” policy has maintained peace in the Taiwan Strait and maintained the prosperity of Taiwan. Once Trump openly abandon the “one China” policy, the Taiwan Strait where there will be any chips, there will be a real storm. Because then what is the need for China’s peaceful reunification in Taiwan by force to regain a higher priority position?
  At that time may not Trump made a Twitter, to accept an interview to attract the world, China will introduce a series of decisive new policy toward Taiwan. We will prove that the United States has long dominated the Taiwan Strait, Trump want to sell “one China” policy in exchange for commercial interests is very naive impulse.
  In the end, the “Taiwan independence” forces may tremble, the Taiwan authorities may regret to do Trump’s pawn, made a stepping stone to the US radical policy. Maybe one day Tsai Ing-wen will refuse to take Trump’s phone. If the Trump team wants to play all the big, anything can happen.
  Probably Trump did not think so much, he is not “geopolitical madness”, he is no diplomatic experience, do not understand the strength of the United States to play a dangerous game, this danger can actually have much. Such a sense of grasp is often not able to hear, and the need for personal experience and feelings.
  Trump because of their own shortcomings, it is easy to be affected by hard-line influence or even manipulate, especially in the White House before he thought that what does not matter. Then wait to see how he said after entering the White House, “One China” bar. China needs to prepare ample ammunition, with Trump to ride a Sino-US relations “roller coaster”. Need to wear a seat belt, I am afraid there are more people in the world.

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