Despite his constant threats to label China a currency manipulator last summer and endless complaints about the U. S. trade deficit with the manufacturing giant, President Trump is apparently a legend in China. As Reuters notes this morning, Trump is expected to receive a hero’s welcome tomorrow when he arrives in Beijing from adoring Chinese fans who admire that “he loves things splendid and magnificent” and that he “loves to show off.”
On platforms such as the Twitter-like Sina Weibo, Trump’s Chinese supporters, who admire his business success and a free-wheeling style unconstrained by political correctness, are far more prominent than detractors.
While no comprehensive survey has been done to assess the size and intensity of Trump’s popularity in China, several pundits suggest he has broad and vocal support.
‘Chinese people are impressed that he is extremely rich, he loves things splendid and magnificent, and he loves to show off. Not every billionaire is like that.”
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 7, 2017.