China's State Media Berates Trump for Latest Anti-China Tweets

By | Jan 04, 2017 04:56 AM EST
China's State Media Berates Trump for Latest Anti-China Tweets

Xinhua has said that Trump is addicted to the social media platform, Twitter, where he dishes on his foreign policies.(Photo : Getty Images)

China's state-run news agency, Xinhua, has chided US President-elect Donald Trump for his latest tweets attacking Beijing anew, and for conducting his foreign policy on the social media platform, Twitter.

In a commentary titled " Addiction to Twitter Diplomacy is Unwise," the state media said on Tuesday night that Trump's use of Twitter to announce his foreign policy had raised widespread concerns among American politicians and academics.

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The article was published a day after Trump fired a fresh round of attacks against China, accusing Beijing of not doing enough to help contain North Korea's nuclear development program.

Child's Play

"China has been taking out massive amounts of money & wealth from the US in totally one-sided trade, but won't help with North Korea. Nice!," Trump tweeted on Monday.

Irked by Trump's salvo against Beijing, Xinhua slammed the US president-elect saying that "diplomacy is not child's play and you can't run it like a business."

The article also cited Trump's recent comments on the United Nations which he said was "just a club for people to have a good time."

Diplomatic Protocols

"These tweets have broken decades-old diplomatic protocols held by the US, including some anti-China comments," the article said.

Trump also tweeted on North Korea's recent threats that it was going to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) directed at the US mainland. Trump stated that Pyongyang does not have the capability to make such kind of missile and that "it (missile launch) would not happen."

Trump has repeatedly angered China for sending out tweets critical of Beijing's policies including the recent US drone drama in which Trump called Beijing a thief for seizing an underwater drone that belongs to the US in the waters of the South China Sea.


China has since returned the drone to US authorities but not after Trump sent out a barrage of tweets saying Beijing could keep the drone because "we don't need it."

"We should tell China that we don't want the drone they stole back. Let them keep it!," he said.

Earlier, Trump also tweeted about his anti-China stance, calling Beijing a currency manipulator and lambasting the Asian giant for building a "military complex" in the disputed South China Sea. 

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