The temperature in China for the month of August can sometimes be very unforgiving going as high 40 degrees Celsius but thank God most of the buildings are equipped with air conditioners that will make you forget the temperatures outside.
So it might have come as a surprise to some in China during the 2016 presidential election in the US when one of the candidates devoted much attention to accusing China of being an “economic enemy”, saying that, “We can’t continue to allow China to rape our country, and that’s what they’re doing. It’s the greatest theft in the history of the world,” and promising to slap high tariffs on imports from China to slash the US’ trade deficit with that country and bring jobs back to the US. Perhaps the bigger surprise was that this candidate won the election.
Having shelved or dealt with the domestic issues, Trump in recent weeks replaced his secretary of state, chief economic adviser, and his national security adviser, with hawks and protectionists. He now has a team that will back, not block, his moves to start a trade war.
"Oh and one more thing," I said to the poor bloke. I gestured my fingers in the universal sign for cutting: "Yīdiǎn" – a little.
According to the Ministry of Public Security, the new administration will take charge of drawing up and coordinating immigration policies and supervising their implementation, along with dealing with border control, foreigners' stays, refugees and nationality.
Thunderous applause reverberated in the Great Hall of the People when the election result was announced.
Any outside forces that attempt to "play the Taiwan card" will find their efforts "futile" and will hurt themselves if they go "over the line", he said.