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1. The following are excerpts from Michelle Nichols' August 3, 2019 news report headlined "China's new U.N. envoy says Beijing ready to fight U.S. on trade".|
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China’s new U.N. ambassador warned on Friday that if the United States wanted to fight China on trade “then we will fight,” and signalled that trade tensions could hurt cooperation between the countries on dealing with North Korea.
U.S. President Donald Trump vowed on Thursday to slap a 10% tariff on $300 billion of Chinese imports from next month, sharply escalating a trade dispute between the world’s biggest economies.
In unusually blunt remarks for a United Nations’ diplomat from China, Zhang Jun described Trump’s move as “an irrational, irresponsible act” and urged Washington to “come back to the right track.” He also said Beijing was prepared to take countermeasures.
“China’s position is very clear that if U.S. wishes to talk, then we will talk, if they want to fight, then we will fight,” Zhang said. “We definitely will take whatever necessary countermeasures to protect our fundamental right, and we also urge the United States to come back to the right track in finding the right solution through the right way.”
Zhang served as an assistant minister for foreign affairs in Beijing before beginning his role as U.N. ambassador this week. He spoke to a small group of reporters at U.N. headquarters.
When asked if China’s trade relations with the United States could harm cooperation between the countries to deal with North Korea, Zhang said it was difficult to predict.
But he added: “It will be hard to imagine that on the one hand you are seeking the cooperation from your partner, and on the other hand you are hurting the interests of your partner.”...
Since Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met for the first time a year ago, China has signalled Pyongyang should be encouraged and that “at an appropriate time” sanctions should be eased. He added that China had not decided when that should be.
“You cannot simply ask DPRK to do as much as possible while you maintain the sanctions against DPRK, that definitely is not helpful,” he said, using North Korea’s official name - the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.... (End excerpts)
2. Using one of my previous analogies, if the victim won't retaliate by dragging the psycho to the dental chair too, the psycho will not only extract all his teeth but also all his finger nails one every day in the most horrible torture chamber on earth.
An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, and a nail for a nail.
China has no choice but to fight to the end against all US outrageous demands because the US hidden agenda actually goes beyond the total destruction of the Chinese economy.