China Threatens To "Take Revenge" If Trump Violates "One-China" Policy As Taiwan President Lands In US

Tyler Durden's picture

Around the time Taiwan's president Tsai Ing-wen, who last month infamously spoke to Trump putting the long-standing "One China" policy in jeopardy, made a controversial stopover in Houston, China's state-run tabloid Global Times warned U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that China would "take revenge" if he reneged on the one-China policy. 

The Taiwan president met senior U.S. Republican lawmakers during her stopover in Houston on Sunday en route to Central America, where she will visit Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador. Tsai will stop in San Francisco on Jan. 13, her way back to Taiwan.

While Ing-wen did not meet with the president-elect or members of his transition team, that will hardly mollify China which had previously asked the United States not to allow Tsai to enter or have formal government meetings under the one China policy. Beijing considers self-governing Taiwan a renegade province ineligible for state-to-state relations. The subject is a sensitive one for China.

A photograph tweeted by Texas Governor Greg Abbott shows him meeting Tsai, with a small table between them adorned with the U.S., Texas and Taiwanese flags.

Reuters reported that Tsai's office said on Monday she also spoke by telephone with U.S. senator John McCain, head of the powerful Senate Committee on Armed Services. Tsai also met Texas Senator Ted Cruz.

Meanwhile, an angry China lashed out again at the US saying that "sticking to (the one China) principle is not a capricious request by China upon U.S. presidents, but an obligation of U.S. presidents to maintain China-U.S. relations and respect the existing order of the Asia-Pacific," said the Global Times editorial on Sunday. The influential tabloid is published by the ruling Communist Party's official People's Daily. "If Trump reneges on the one-China policy after taking office, the Chinese people will demand the government to take revenge. There is no room for bargaining," said the Global Times.

Ted Cruz said some members of Congress had received a letter from the Chinese consulate asking them not to meet Tsai during her stopovers, which however was ignored. 

"The People's Republic of China needs to understand that in America we make decisions about meeting with visitors for ourselves," Cruz said in a statement. "This is not about the PRC. This is about the U.S. relationship with Taiwan, an ally we are legally bound to defend." Cruz said he and Tsai discussed upgrading bilateral relations and furthering economic cooperation between their countries, including increased access to Taiwan markets that would benefit Texas ranchers, farmers and small businesses.

Taking a more conciliatory tone, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang on Monday urged "relevant U.S. officials" to handle the Taiwan issue appropriately to avoid harming China-U.S. ties. "We firmly oppose leaders of the Taiwan region, on the so-called basis of a transit visit, having any form of contact with U.S. officials and engaging in activities that interfere with and damage China-U.S. relations," Lu said.

In a dinner speech Saturday to hundreds of overseas Taiwanese, Tsai said the United States holds a "special place in the hearts of the people of Taiwan" and that the island via bilateral exchanges has provided more than 320,000 jobs directly and indirectly to the American people, her office said on Monday.  Tsai said Taiwan looked to create more U.S. jobs through deeper investment, trade and procurement. Tsai's office said James Moriarty, chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan, which handles U.S.-Taiwan affairs in the absence of formal ties, told the Taiwan president in Houston that the United States was continuing efforts to persuade China to resume dialogue with Taiwan.

The Global Times, whose stance does not equate with government policy, also targeted Tsai in the editorial, saying that the mainland would likely impose further diplomatic, economic and military pressure on Taiwan, warning that "Tsai needs to face the consequences for every provocative step she takes".

"It should also impose military pressure on Taiwan and push it to the edge of being reunified by force, so as to effectively affect the approval rating of the Tsai administration."

In a separate editorial also in the Global Times, the mouthpiece stated that "In the past, the US has an overwhelming advantage over China in military power, thus it has few worries about China. However, China has become capable of challenging the US within the first island chain. With fewer leverage to balance China's influence, Washington plays the "Taiwan card" to impose pressure on China. However, the US should know that taking advantage of the Taiwan situation is very dangerous. The Chinese mainland holds a firm stance on the Taiwan question and there is no negotiating space as the issue is related to Chinese sovereignty."

It concludes with an outright threat: "due to the mainland's development in recent years, the US military advantages are shrinking. A confrontation between the two will lead to a great loss for the US. Therefore, the US will be hesitant about military confrontations against the mainland."

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Stu Elsample's picture

Friendly reminder...China has over 1 billion citizens, but very few cemeteries. not purchase Chinese made pet food, protein bars, or baby powder (it really IS baby powder)

unrulian's picture

Hopefully their revenge involves shipping less plastic shit here

HowdyDoody's picture

They could send container loads of Treasuries our way.

Oh, so sorry, we sent wrong type of toilet paper.


DownWithYogaPants's picture

China......what a bunch of fucks in the government.

AllTimeWhys's picture

"The chinese people will demand..."


When the fuck have the Chinese people EVER had a say in ANYTHING their government does?

RiverRoad's picture

Are you happy now, Nixon, Kissinger, banksters?  We shoulda coulda left those bastards in their rice paddies.

Xena fobe's picture

Really?  You don't remember the melamine tainted pet food incident?  Their reputation is well deserved. 

yogibear's picture

Fuck mainland China. If it wasn't for the trillions in US wealth, technology and manufacturing that was diverted to mainland China  they would still be wearing their Mao shirts, riding bikes and craping in backyard holes.

bluez's picture

Now we can't build jet fighters except for F-35 Super Guppies. Nor navy ships that don't fall apart constantly. Our productional/technical systems are missing far too many pieces. They are in tatters. China has all the good bits now. The leets sold it all down the river for a few more bonuses.

heuvosYbacon's picture

Right. And you think they don't tweet?

Is that what you are telling me?


They tweet.

Xi better bring his A game or the Donald will tear him a Taiwan.

GraveDancer's picture

Book> Trump’s Triumph: The Drumbeats of World War III


Xena fobe's picture

Come on down voters, would you risk your life?  They are famous for cutting corners and don't care who they harm. 

gregga777's picture

There should be 2,3, 4 or lots of Chinas as long as the additional ones are not Communist.  And the Communist China can keep all of their manufactured trash at home because they do not manufacture anything that Americans can't live without.


Calculus99's picture

Some argue that China will split into two some time in the future. 

The coastal east coast which is very rich and successful splits from the hillbilly interior. 

Pliskin's picture

Some argue the exact same for the U.S.A. Only it won't be 'two' it will be 'many'.

exi1ed0ne's picture

Hopefully CA decides to split from the Union over this election and we build another wall.

Calculus99's picture

Memo to China:

Trump is tough, not like the pussy Obama. 

I would therefore alter your strategy if I were you...

LongMarch's picture

Just spent the Christmas in China being amused at how shocked they are about this. I tried to make them undertand,but they are not used to American leaders with balls.


SpanishGoop's picture

"Take Levenge" wtf is "levenge".


BritBob's picture

 China is a member of the UN C24 Decolonization Committee and gives support to Argentina's mythical Malvinas claim. So much for the human and democratic rights of the Falkland Islanders and so much for that so-called sovereignty claim (Argentina has never legally owned the islands).

Falklands: 1833 Usurpation & UN Resolutions:


Meanwhile Taiwan supports the islanders right to self-determination.


So who's right?  Guess.

Pliskin's picture

Hey BritBob, Simon Weston is on the phone, he says 'Shut the Fuck Up, already, nobody cares!'



OverTheHedge's picture

Poor old BritBob is looking at redundancy if he can't drum up a bit more work for the Royal Navy. If UK gives back the Falklands, no need for all those expensive aircraft carriers, whether or not they have planes to fly from them. He also has a thing for Gibraltar.

The other possibility is that he is a real, actual sheep-farmer on the Falkland Islands, in which case - baaaah.

(Pubs in the Falklands always empty out early  - there are plenty of sheep to chose from, but you need to make sure that you catch a pretty one - can't leave it until last orders, when the competition gets fierce)

Vageling's picture

I think Mars is right. Do not colonize Mars! Ahh that cheeto bobbie... Spaming his daily shit.

Pliskin's picture

The Chinese said this, the Americans said that - Don't make me laugh!  It's like watching two noodle-armed choir boys pulling each others hair.


new game's picture

so now china wants a war? and i ask, is this russia's fault? russia set up these meetings to piss off china by hacking the daily planner and rerouting the plane to houston. yup, russia trying to stir up world peace.

fuk china and the uber control freakish shit w taiwan.

trump will for sure "in their face" the taiwan stir.

Illegal's picture

Can't wait to see who will be in SF to meet her. Mr Moonbeam himself I guess pushing his global warming sjw platform.

SharkBit's picture

Well this should shift the narrative away from Russian hacking.  Good.

Coincidence that McPhyscho name always pops up where trying to destroy the world?  Why Arizona re-elected this idiot is mind boggling.  Rigged?  Term Limit this war monger out to pasture.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

Taiwan- revenge is sweet...mao's children will see the death of his legacy..ying and yang will be restored..the middle kingdom will see Trump as a hero of the people..great things are afoot.

bankerssuck's picture

The arrogance of usa officials is pathetic.

allamerican's picture

Tillerson, Sessions, Cruz going pull some shit on two assholes arms leader mccain and minority graham..

dont think DT cares for these two asshole. we'll see.......

HowdyDoody's picture

These two assholes are pulling foreign policy stunts - which is the prerogative of the US President alone(? - the policy is the prerogative not the stunts).


RawPawg's picture

Once again....

this is all about someones backyard far,far away from my backyard in 'Merica


overmedicatedundersexed's picture

incredible, you missed the whole point of above..blind and drunk & fat is no way to live..

Kina's picture

Trump building leverage on China.

Befriend Russia, remove sanctions improve trade with Russia.

Befriend and give prominence to Taiwan.

Threaten trade war with China.

  • Now to the bargaining table.
HowdyDoody's picture

Russia and China are BF.

The US is not trusted by Russian and China.

As far as Russia and China are concerned , it is up to the US to show it is trustworthy.

US threatens one side both sides with war - trust regained - not.

Checkers is so last presidency.



LawsofPhysics's picture

Really?  Ever been to Mongolia, or Tibet, or the Russia/China border?  I suggest you take a trip asshat and find out what the people really think.

exi1ed0ne's picture

That was a Russian hedge in case the US actually managed to pull of alternate pipelines to Europe, or the Ukraine gas infrastructure was as destroyed as the residential neighborhoods were in Donbass.  They got a second customer for their main export in the process, and made the ME that much less of an issue.  Anything that fucks Saudi Arabia is adding good to the world in my book.

US foriegn policy makes it easy to get historic enemies to cooperate against our "interests". <insert bullet riddled foot here>

GraveDancer's picture

Book> Trump’s Triumph: The Drumbeats of World War III


Rich Monk's picture

Stop all imports from China and the country will be in revolt within weeks. 10's of millions of unemployed Chinese go to the streets to protest, and take down the government.

lakecity55's picture

Well, fuck the PRC. We can trade with whoever we want to.

edit: besides, I have some tool stock from Taiwan that's really good. 

Now, the PRC makes really good stuff for domestic purposes, from what a couple of guys posted there told me a few years ago. It seems they export the crap stuff to the US, so bully for Taiwan, IMO.

The Donald can really pull some tricks on the PRC, I hope. They really try to keep our stuff out of their markets.

Theremustbeanotherway's picture

Why aren't the CIA in China working their regime change tricks?  The answr is of course China is the NWO working model to be rolled out to all other countries in due course.

The added bonus for NWO is there will  be internment camps etc to deal with those that would oppose China's nightmare form of government, so the mass cull of useless eaters can get under way.     


reader2010's picture

There's all smoke and mirror. The true aim is to pressure China to carry out further "financial market reform" so that Wall Street can directly manipulate and extract wealth from China's financial markets. Last month, Kissinger, on the hehalf of the Deep State, went to Beijing for this. Beijing said Fuck no. Now we have all the pressures on China, including attempts to have Moscow on Washington's side. But Taiwan is just used as a bargaining chip. That's all.