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Trump-China Affair: Why is ‘Chuanpu’ so Obsessed?


The question of the hour is whether a probable Donald Trump presidency would affect China and how significant it would be.

The prospect of Trump becoming president of the US would not draw passionate behaviour from across the world, says Forbes. However, the possibility of Trump winning the chair is nearing as seen in the US primary process.

Trump’s constant remarks, which state that China is “killing” the US on trade, posited China in an uncomfortable zone.

According to the official website of Donald Trump, China’s entrance into the World Trade Organization (WTO) had made Americans witness the closing of more than 50,000 factories and loss of tens of millions of jobs.

Trump’s intention of putting forward the component of “leadership and strength” at the negotiating table is just. He believes that it would simply advance the American interests and confront China to live up to its responsibility.

“…force China to the negotiating table and open the door to a fair – and a far better trading relationship,” Trump said.

Moments after the Nevada caucus on February 23, a spokeswoman from the Chinese Foreign Ministry repeated that China still believes that there would be mutual benefits if a “positive policy” is advanced towards China.

According to the Evening Standard, the way Trump howls while stating that it is his constitutional right to carry arms, the same way Trump aims at China with a plan to stir up a “potential war.”

Trump’s economical policies towards China came down to as a specific interest of calling China a “currency manipulator,” like Mitt Romney said in 2012.

But surprisingly, China is technically a “currency manipulator, who is currently expending tens of billions on piling up its currency, rather than making it weak.

Quartz reports that a battle to uphold a Hillary Clinton presidency against Trump’s is also serious in China, especially Chinese netizens.

China’s Internet users always view Trump as a joke and they have nicknamed him as “Chuanpu.” “Chuanpu” is the abbreviation of “Sichuan Putonghua,” which means “Mandarin with a Sichuan accent.”

The nickname is being used simply because “Trump” and “Chuanpu” sounds similar to a certain degree.

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