Tuesday, January 19News For London

China lodges complaints over Trump tweets

Donald Trump (credit: Gage Skidmore-flickr)
Donald Trump (credit: Gage Skidmore-flickr)

China has launched a formal protest against Donald Trump.

It targets his latest criticism of China’s currency manipulation.

The complaint also includes Trump’s comments on China’s militarization in the South China sea.

In a press conference today, foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang says, “Mr. Trump is creating troubles for China-U.S. relationship and the U.S itself.”

Meanwhile, he emphasizes the “highly mutually beneficial” relations between the US and China.

The US media has responded with a lot of criticism concerning Trump’s recent behavior.

“What we need to realize is that we are entering into an era of shoot-from-the-lip foreign policy,” said David Rothkopf, chief executive of Foreign Policy magazine.

Many US citizens are also shocked.

A Tweeter named Kelly Scaletta commented under Trump’s post, “Welcome to the next four year. Trump doing and saying stupid things and stupid people screaming ‘Hillary’ to defend him.”

The series of attacks by Mr. Trump started after China issued a warning over his phone conversation with Taiwan’s president.

China considers Taiwan as its breakaway province, but many Taiwanese want a separate country.

This may be why Trump’s criticism has been welcomed by some Taiwanese.

“You have totally changed so much Taiwanese thought about you, President Trump, just by this post,” commented a Taiwanese on Trump’s Facebook page.

Facebook comment from Taiwanese

However, many Chinese citizens are outraged and have expressed their anger on Weibo, the Chinese tweeter.

One of the tweets says, “Creating trouble for the US is not enough, now you want China to go down with you. Just leave us alone!”