Chinese Media Mock Trump for ‘Running the Country With Twitter’
Chinese media has responded to Donald Trump’s mean tweets about their country, mostly by mocking him and his use of the social media platform.
The Hill reports:
Chinese media is taking aim at Donald Trump over the president-elect’s Twitter outburst on the U.S. relationship with Beijing.
“Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency [and] build a massive military complex in the middle of the South China Sea?” Trump asked on Twitter late Sunday. “I don’t think so!”
On Monday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang responded that China-U.S. trade has been of “mutual benefit” and the two countries should continue working together.
NBC News reported that the diplomatic response was not matched online, however.
The Global Times, a Chinese newspaper said, “Trump’s reckless remarks against a major power show his lack of experience in diplomacy.”
On the Chinese equivalent to Twitter, a user wrote, “The only way for the White House to have one day in peace is to cancel Donald Trump’s Twitter account.”
Another user wrote, “This is why I support him, he will definitely accelerate the economic recession in the U.S.”
And finally, another user wrote, “He is running the country with Twitter.”
Trump’s tweets followed criticism of a call that took place Friday between the president-elect and the leader of Taiwan, a call some interpreted as acknowledging Taiwan’s independence from China. For several decades, the U.S. has followed the “One China” policy that doesn’t acknowledge Taiwan as a nation, but instead goes along with China’s view that Taiwan is a province that broke away.
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