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2020-03-17 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
China says Trump's 'Chinese virus' tweet smears China
BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweet calling the coronavirus a "Chinese virus" smears China and said Beijing strongly opposes Trump’s usage of the words.

Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters during a daily briefing that the U.S. should first take care of its own matters.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-03-17 04:29|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6535 views ]  Top
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#1 Designed in a Wuhan BioWar Lab..
Somebody is sounding a bit guilty.
Posted by 3dc 2020-03-17 05:44||   2020-03-17 05:44|| Front Page Top

#2 "We stole it fair and square from round-eyed barbarians!"?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-03-17 05:49||   2020-03-17 05:49|| Front Page Top

#3 Don't worry, Chinese Communist Party - there are plenty of leftist knobs in the U.S. media who will dutifully carry that water for you, and half of them sincerely agree with you.
Posted by Raj 2020-03-17 06:26||   2020-03-17 06:26|| Front Page Top

#4 Keep on a-diggin'.

Our mad embrace of China is over. China delenda est.

No one in his right mind - I know, I know; hold your snark for now - nobody in the West can claim now with any credibility that we should make our economy and our national security vulnerable to such a shitty nation.

It is obvious to even the most diehard Trump haters now that that Trump is right. China's leaders wish us only ill and will do anything - including deny an epidemic and brutalize or even kill those of their own citizens who try to do nothing more than tell the truth about that epidemic - if they think it necessary to preserve their spectacularly corrupt rule.

Their lies and barbarism have killed thousands of innocent people around the world and incited panic that is literally bringing global economic and social activity to a halt.

These vicious and stupid individuals - the whole stinking ChiCom apparatus - these criminals are happy to destroy everything we hold dear, our property our loved ones, he'll, our very lives, in order to keep lying and maintain their corrupt and brutal reign.

The ChiComs and no one else caused this global mess.

China-based globalization is in ruins. There is no going back to that foolish policy. China delenda est.

A new era has begun.
Posted by Lex 2020-03-17 07:55||   2020-03-17 07:55|| Front Page Top

#5 calling the coronavirus a "Chinese virus" smears China

Sorry the Democrat party said that first.

Lex, I'm afraid that you are way to optimistic about the abilities of diehard Trump haters of any kind.
Posted by AlanC 2020-03-17 08:12||   2020-03-17 08:12|| Front Page Top

#6 China is going to learn nobody cares what they think anymore.
Posted by ruprecht 2020-03-17 08:18||   2020-03-17 08:18|| Front Page Top

#7 The Chinese are buying up a lot of depressed stocks right now, almost as if by design.

I wouldn't put it past the Middle Kingdom to kill off a million people to keep their economy intact.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2020-03-17 08:21||   2020-03-17 08:21|| Front Page Top

#8 Oh and they're buying up gold, too.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2020-03-17 08:21||   2020-03-17 08:21|| Front Page Top

#9 Disagree.

Thanks to this madness no one will succeed now in convincing Americans that we should not end our deiendence in China for active pharmaceutical ingredients. Or anything else for that matter.

No one, not Chuckie Bananas or Cruella DeBotox or Boynie or Fauxcahontas or Schifferbrains or Kerry or Pierre Delecto or the Squat.

The pro-China argument is dead. Tango Umbrella. Bat soup.
Posted by Lex 2020-03-17 08:22||   2020-03-17 08:22|| Front Page Top

#10 ^Don't put your faith in X People - for any value of X, Lex.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-03-17 08:27||   2020-03-17 08:27|| Front Page Top

#11 I'm sorry but I can't see anyone in the public sphere seriously arguing we should not end our dependence on China. It would be like someone saying on December 8, 1941, that we should side with the Japanese against, say, limey imperialists in Asia.

That bat argument won't fly anymore.
Posted by Lex 2020-03-17 08:51||   2020-03-17 08:51|| Front Page Top

#12 I got a call from the local police reminding me that my teaching contract does not end until the end of June, so I should not leave the country. I believe they are acknowledging a huge foreign brain drain is just around the corner. Life basically sucks here now.
Posted by Beau 2020-03-17 09:09||   2020-03-17 09:09|| Front Page Top

#13 ^I would never ever encourage somebody to break the law.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-03-17 09:14||   2020-03-17 09:14|| Front Page Top

#14 China is smearing China quite well actually. Orange man needs to do little to add to it.
Posted by DarthVader 2020-03-17 09:16||   2020-03-17 09:16|| Front Page Top

#15 Well, Darth, in their defense - this stuff is, mostly, intended for internal use.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-03-17 09:18||   2020-03-17 09:18|| Front Page Top

#16 And a big shout-out to Tom Friedman, whose views on China have not aged well:

"One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is today, it can also have great advantages. That one party can just impose the politically difficult but critically important policies needed to move a society forward in the 21st century."
Posted by Matt 2020-03-17 09:24||   2020-03-17 09:24|| Front Page Top

#17 ^ agree, whichever Infinity stone he got is working very well. All he has to do is keep breathing, and Magic happens.
Posted by Beau 2020-03-17 09:24||   2020-03-17 09:24|| Front Page Top

#18 Tom Friedman = Shitshow Shill & Carny Barker.
Does his wife's father have big real estate interests in China?

Posted by Lex 2020-03-17 09:29||   2020-03-17 09:29|| Front Page Top

#19 Mine was ^14
Posted by Beau 2020-03-17 09:32||   2020-03-17 09:32|| Front Page Top

#20 Yes #14: China is smearing China quite well actually. Orange man needs to do little to add to it. Posted by DarthVader

As I recall from my youth, the pig squeals loudest as the procedure begins.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-03-17 09:42||   2020-03-17 09:42|| Front Page Top

#21 If they're getting their noses out of joint about this, just wait until, as due and just consideration, Mr. Trump cancels all U.S. debt owed to China.
Posted by Anomalous Sources 2020-03-17 10:56||   2020-03-17 10:56|| Front Page Top

#22 What about Xinnie the Flu, that cool?
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-03-17 19:46||   2020-03-17 19:46|| Front Page Top

#23 Mr. Trump cancels all U.S. debt owed to China.

I was about to post this yesterday, with the difference: ALL countries cancel their debt to China.
Posted by European Conservative 2020-03-17 19:49||   2020-03-17 19:49|| Front Page Top

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