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In China debut, Tillerson appears to hand Beijing a diplomatic victory

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Crabtownboy, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member

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    Remember Trump's promises about being tough with China. So much for promises.
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    While his boss was goading China over Twitter, new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been trying to build a constructive and “results-oriented” relationship with the leadership in Beijing.

    And though his warnings about the possibility of eventual military action over North Korea have raised hackles here, Tillerson received a warm welcome from China’s president on Sunday.

    “You have made a lot of active efforts to achieve a smooth transition in our relationship under the new era,” President Xi Jinping told Tillerson as the men sat down for talks in the Great Hall of the People. “And I also appreciate your comment that the China-U.S. relationship can only be defined by cooperation and friendship.”

    But some critics say Tillerson has bent too far, handing Beijing what Chinese media reports are calling a “diplomatic victory.”

    After meeting China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday, Tillerson voiced Chinese catchphrases about the relationship, including the avoidance of conflict and confrontation and the need to build “mutual respect” and strive for “win-win” cooperation.


    In China debut, Tillerson appears to hand Beijing a diplomatic victory
     
  2. MennoSota

    MennoSota Active Member

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    Crabs, what would your perfect Trump look like?
     
  3. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member

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    Honest.
     
  4. MennoSota

    MennoSota Active Member

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    So you must have despised the previous three Presidents as much as the current one.
     
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    righteousdude2 Well-Known Member

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    For such a pessamist, this seems out of line for you as it is quite optimistic!
     
  6. just-want-peace

    just-want-peace Well-Known Member

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    Crabby, one of these days you are going to pull a "MADDOW" and complain about something that in reality praises Trump instead of condemning him as you are so eager to do.
    Will this then make you be a bit more LOGICAL(?) in your preferred "cut & paste" complaints??
    Should, but I doubt you'll even know what happened!:Sleep
     
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