China problem: How to deal with US in final weeks of Trump era
Last weekend, the Trump administration terminated five cultural exchange programs with China, calling them "soft power propaganda tools" and the Chinese Foreign Ministry responded by saying that the United States should not see everyone as spies.
Clearly, the Trump administration wants to leave the incoming Biden administration an anti-China legacy. In fact, on Dec. 6, Global Times published an article written by its editor-in-chief, Hu Xijin, saying that China was "fully prepared, including militarily, for any final Trump madness."
In fact, there seems to be a division within China now as to how to deal with the United States in the final weeks of the Trump administration.
"Some Chinese people think it is not worthwhile to wrangle with the team now and suggest it is better to be tolerant of it," Hu wrote. "Such a strategy is dangerous. Once they believe we will exercise patience no matter what happens, they will definitely become insatiable and more unscrupulous. They will carry out moves that will severely jeopardize China's national interests, setting up a demonstration and even kidnapping the future agenda of the incoming Joe Biden administration." ...