China is preparing for a long trade war with the United States

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SHANGHAI, CHINA - OCTOBER 23: In this photo illustration, a one hundred U.S. dollar banknote featuring Benjamin Franklin is on display by two one hundred Chinese yuans banknotes featuring Mao Zedong on October 23, 2007 in Shanghai, China. The Chinese yuan, also called RMB, is at its highest, now quoting 7.50530 to the U.S. dollar. (Photo by Lucas Schifres/Getty Images)

UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — China is preparing for a difficult period dominated by deteriorating relations with the United States as authorities inflame national sentiment with films about the Korean War and a song widely circulated about the trade dispute and articles denouncing Washington.

The trade dispute has turned into a war of words since US President Donald Trump listed Huawei on blacklist last week over concerns that Beijing could use its spy equipment.

The move, which bans US companies from providing the technology needed by Huawei, came at a time when both sides still had to resume trade negotiations after they exchanged large tariff increases.

China now has a “deeper understanding” of the “vagaries” of the United States and is preparing to fight in the spirit of the “long march,” the official Xinhua news agency said on Friday.

It is a reference to a historic event that devoted Mao Zedong’s leadership during the Chinese civil war when the PLA and Communist Party activists marched for a year between 1934 and 1935 to escape the revolutionary army.

The article reflected the stance of hardline Chinese President Xi Jinping when he called this week for a “new long march” in remembrance of the legendary withdrawal strategy carried out by Communist revolutionaries in the 1930s before regrouping and winning in 1949.

Shi warned local officials of the “complex and long-term consequences” of external influences.

“The two largest economies in the world are in a long period of irrational conflict,” said Zhang Yansheng, chief researcher at the China Center for International Economic Exchange (JICA), at a government-organized conference on Wednesday.

“In the midst of this process and a step by step … you will understand each other and come together to cooperate together,” he said.

– “selfish and arrogant” –

Trump left the door open for reconciliation as President Shi could meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan next month.

But the Chinese media have stepped up the tone of her speech.

An article in Xinhua on Thursday described the US government as “selfish and arrogant.”

“The United States is defying international rules, abandoning cooperation agreements, playing the chord of America first and distinguishing America from it,” he said.

Since Trump raised tariffs on Chinese goods worth 200 billion dollars in mid-May, the Communist Party’s People’s Daily published a daily column under a “warning bell” to refute Trump’s argument that China’s rise was causing losses to Americans.

The broadcast of official television on six consecutive days since May 16, a film about the Korean War in the 1950s, is arousing anti-American sentiment, reminding the public of the Cold War era when China fought alongside North Korea against the United Nations-led United Nations forces. She was defending the southern part.

Meanwhile, this week, a song called “Commercial War” by a former Chinese government official vowing to defeat the United States in this conflict was spread out before it was deleted by popular social networking platforms Wei Chath and Webbo for violating content-related rules.

The song is used by Hana from a popular propaganda film against Japan from the war era.

“The Chinese nation is facing a serious threat now, like the difficult times that the film has touched on,” said songwriter Zhao Lingtian.

“I want to use this song to awaken the crowds, we have to unite as one person for development and fighting,” he said.

– National “false” –

Chinese Internet users expressed their support for Huawei after Trump threatened to sow the company, which is widely seen as an attempt to stamp out China’s high-tech ambitions.

An interview last week with the founder of the giant group, Ren Zengfei, was one of the most frequently discussed topics on Webbo – the Chinese counterpart of Twitter.

Hundreds of commentators said they would not give up the company, while some called for boycotting iPhones.

But others thought the idea of ​​boycotting iPhone was “just fake patriotism,” after Rehn himself said his family was using Apple’s US products.

“The United States’ attempts to harm Huawei are merely a tactic of delay, which will not lead to a dead end,” said Xin Yinhong, director of the department of American studies at Renmin University.

But the Chinese technology sector will have to prepare itself for a difficult period that is expected to go on, as it depends heavily on US technology.

“The American door is closing and China is left without an alternative plan,” he said.


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