China comments on Trump ‘disturbance’
Well, looks like China’s Foreign Ministry has coined a new term: “Trump disturbance.”
The billionaire businessman turned Republican presidential candidate has been stirring a ruckus recently — mostly in US working-class venues — castigating China as an economic competitor and for devaluing its currency.
But China appears to be taking the high road in reacting to Trump’s comments and says it respects the US political process. The diplomatic choice of words comes ahead of a key summit between President Obama and President Xi Jinping in Washington later this month.
“We understand that in the United States every person has the freedom to make all kinds of comments. But for the Chinese government, we pay even more attention to the US government’s policy towards China and mainstream U.S. public opinion,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Tuesday, when asked about Trump’s recent remarks about China.
While Hua didn’t respond directly on Trump’s diatribes, she noted last week’s visit to China by U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice, saying both countries wanted a successful visit for Xi.
“The history of the development of Sino-US ties in recent years shows that from time to time there will be all sorts of voices, or sometimes certain disturbances,” Hua told a daily news briefing. The reason relations kept developing was that people wanted ties to be good, she added.
Asia Unhedged believes there will be more disturbances in the Force …