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1. The following are excerpts from a news report by TAKESHI KAWANAMI and ISSAKU HARADA (both Nikkei staff writers), dated August 26, 2019, under the headline "Trump says China has no choice but to make trade deal" and subheading "President cites comments from Beijing's lead negotiator as sign of progress".|
BIARRITZ, France/BEIJING -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday that China had lost "much more than 3 million jobs" in recent months and that President Xi Jinping has no choice but to agree to a trade deal with the U.S....
Earlier in the day, Trump had said "China called, last night, our top trade people," and that they had proposed to resume talks. "So we'll be getting back to the table," Trump told reporters on the final day of the G-7. The comments reversed a potential sell-off on Wall Street Monday morning, sending the Dow Industrial Average up over 250 points.
Asked about the communication cited by Trump, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said at Monday's press conference that he was "not aware" of any phone discussion over the weekend.
Hu Xijin, the influential editor-in-chief of China's hawkish Global Times newspaper, also tweeted that top trade negotiators of the two sides had not held phone conversations in recent days and that any communication was at the technical level. "It doesn't have significance that President Trump suggested," Hu wrote. "China didn't change its position. China won't cave to US pressure."
Meanwhile, at the G-7 closing press conference, Trump said that China's supply chain is "breaking like nobody has seen before," and that the longer China waits, the harder it will become to put it back into place.
While calling Xi a "great leader" and a "brilliant man," Trump said "I don't think they have a choice," but to make a deal under the tough economic circumstances China is in...
Trump had suggested Sunday he was having "second thoughts" about the escalation, but White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said a few hours later that the president meant that he "regrets not raising the tariffs higher." (End excerpts)
2. Suggesting his pressure had brought China back to the negotiating table, Trump said that his Chinese counterpart had no choice but to agree to a trade deal with the US.
Using the "Psycho" analogy, the victim has no choice but to walk "calmly and obediently" under pressure to the dental chair without waiting for the anesthesia to take effect for the Psycho to extract all his teeth. After the first torture, the victim would be brought not to the negotiating table but the operating table for the extraction of all his finger nails, toe nails, eyebrows, beard, moustache and hair.
Meanwhile, outside the doorway of the torture chamber, a large group of psychos could be heard shouting: "Gouge out his eyes! Cut off his nose! Cut off his ears! Cut off his tongue! Amputate his limbs! Flay him alive! Bleed him to death! Remove all his organs!"
3. Mind you, Donald Trump, Peter Navarro, Latino Republican Senator Marco Rubio and other US bipartisan extremists demand nothing less than the so-called structural reforms from China in the so-called trade negotiation. This means that China will be brought back to the era of the past few centuries, ending up in absolute poverty and backwardness without any modern infrastructure and industrial base to rival America.