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    Trumpian threads

    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-u...-idUSKBN1O3102

    https://money.usnews.com/investing/n...on-iran-report

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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/...70500535902208

    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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    From the thread title I thought it was about Trump's choice of clothing.

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    As I understand it the arrest of Meng Wanzhou was for breaking international sanctions in selling telecom equipment to Iran that, it is alleged, would allow the Iranian government to easily tap into communications over the network within Iran. However, I believe this is just a smokescreen, the real aim being to damage Huawei who is seen as a competitor to US and European telecom equipment providers. Basically, it is part of a trade war. Now, generally, I am not a fan of much Chinese manufacture as it is often poorly and cheaply made, but I have no evidence that this is so with Huawei's products and I don't think that quality is the issue here. Some years ago the main supplier of key equipment for digital telecom networks was Ericsson. A key piece of routing equipment, of which many are needed, was sold with options, one of which allowed that allowed interception and monitoring of calls. Of course the option came at a price. Interestingly, at least at that time, no national telecom provider from any country had purchased the lower cost option!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lankou View Post
    From the thread title I thought it was about Trump's choice of clothing.
    My great friend, fortunately or unfortunately, you did not have the wrong idea that it was about Trump's underwear. Congratulations! This shows that your mind is as "clean" as that of a Buddhist monk! Meditation exercises are very suitable and healthy for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reedak View Post
    My great friend, fortunately or unfortunately, you did not have the wrong idea that it was about Trump's underwear. Congratulations! This shows that your mind is as "clean" as that of a Buddhist monk! Meditation exercises are very suitable and healthy for you.
    Threads is not underwear it is slang for clothes.

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    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/20.../#.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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    Quote Originally Posted by lankou View Post
    Threads is not underwear it is slang for clothes.
    Hence you can wear your clothes without your underwear.

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    I am very sorry but you may as well be writing in Mayan pictograms. Can you please differentiate by changing the font or using italics from quotes from a source and comments by yourself.

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    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/...30014123098112

    Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ket-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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