Winning: China’s Pres. Caves As He Hands Trump & Americans Huge Win on Trade

The Associated Press reported that China’s President, Xi Jinping stated today that he would be working to trim tariffs on foreign cars and work on betting protections for intellectual property holders in what is being seen as a huge victory on trade for President Trump and his administration.

President Jinping made the comments during the Boao Forum which was held on the island of Hainan in the South China Sea. This is also where Jinping promised to open financial institutions to foreign investors and to work on “regional economic integration.”

The comments were made not even a week after Trump toyed with the idea of placing tariffs on another round of Chinese goods. This would affect $100 billion worth of imports from China to the United States.

During his speech, President Xi Jinping attempted to portray China as a country of open and free trade, despite the fact that the Associated Press reported that it was the “most closed major economy” in the entire world.

He maintained that China would be encouraging “normal technological exchange.” He also vowed to “protect the lawful ownership rights of foreign enterprises.”

He utilized other foreign powers to “stop” all tariff charges on all high technology imports from China. This clearly references Trump’s levying of tariffs on $50 billion in technological products because of China’s issues with intellectual property theft.

The Chinese president tried to minimize the existence China’s territorial issues with their neighbors

“We will not bully our neighbors,” Xi stated.

“Cold war thinking and zero-sum games are increasingly obsolete,” he said. “Arrogance or self-righteousness can only bump into walls at every turn.”

“Ours is a nation that has courageously engaged in self-revolution and self-reform … and kept overcoming systematic obstacles,” the president finished.

Conservative Tribune reported:

Well, whatever. One does not expect the president of China to speak with blunt-force honesty in front of the world at an economic forum hosted in his own country. That being said, everything Xi said pretty much lined up with America’s demands for ending the burgeoning trade war between the U.S. and China.

The two major points that Americans ought to take away was the promise to lower tariffs on automobiles — which the Chinese just raised on American imports last week — and to protect intellectual property.

This is a big deal for Trump. The Chinese tariffs put into place after Trump’s trade penalties on China were enacted were meant to harm the Republican Party. Those slapped the hardest by the tariffs were farmers and blue-collar workers. Some even believe that the tariffs were meant to play a part in the 2018 midterm elections.

Clearly Xi Jinping did criticize the Trump administration for their decision to enforce trade penalties, but it also seems that China is willing to wiggle a little. It looks like the Trump administration’s policies are working.


Watch: Schweizer Details Biden Family Deals with China

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On Monday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel, author and Breitbart Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer discussed his new book, “Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends” and deals involving China and Joe Biden’s son, Hunter.

Schweizer said, “[B]asically, what happens is in 2013, Joe Biden, flies to China to talk to them about very sensitive issues, the South China Sea, talking about trade issues, economic issues. Hunter Biden, his son, is with him on Air Force Two. Okay, that’s fine. That’s great. Here’s the problem, ten days after they come back, after Joe Biden takes a pretty soft position towards the Chinese, Hunter Biden inks a — what becomes $1.5 billion deal.”

He further discussed two more deals that involved John Kerry’s family, one of Kerry’s aides, and Hunter Biden.


Treason For Cash: Kerry & Biden Handed Sons $1.5 Billion China Deal That Threatened Our National Security

Peter Schweizer blew the lid off of Hillary Clinton’s pay-to-play scheme with his book Clinton Cash.  Schweizer meticulously detailed the link between donations to the Clinton Foundation and access and decisions while Clinton was the Secretary of State.  Thankfully, Schweizer is at it again.

Schweizer’s new book is called Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends.  In it, Schweizer reveals that Hillary Clinton wasn’t the only person in the Obama administration growing fat off of backroom deals at the expense of our nation’s security.

“My frustration is not that the solid reporting on Trump has been too tough, but that the reporting on the Obama administration has been way too soft or in some cases nonexistent.” – Peter Schweizer

Breitbart News set the stage:

“According to an exclusive New York Post excerpt from the book, the Biden billion-dollar China deal occurred as follows. Hunter Biden was the principal of Rosemont Seneca Bohai.

“In December of 2013, Vice President Biden and his son Hunter flew aboard Air Force Two to China.  Ten days after the trip, a subsidiary of the Bank of China named Bohai Capital signed an exclusive deal with Hunter Biden’s firm to form a $1 billion joint-investment fund called Bohai Harvest RST.  The deal was later increased to $1.5 billion.”

Hunter Biden’s partner in Rosemont Seneca Bohai is Chris Heinz, stepson of the man who succeeded Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, John Kerry.  Cozy little arrangement, eh?

But that’s only half the story.

Former deputy assistant to President Trump, Sebastian Gorka, provided the rest of the story:

“The stepson of John Kerry, the son of Joseph Biden, when they were cabinet members of the Obama administration, create a new investment fund… then inked a billion-dollar deal with the Chinese government — the Bank of China. Then, together they proceeded… to buy a U.S. manufacturing company called Henniges, making very sensitive equipment — crucial to our American military here at home. This, look, I am very rarely at a loss for words Stuart, but this is potentially one of the biggest pay-for-play scandals we have ever seen outside of Uranium One.”

Democrat corruption has become a game of whack-a-mole.  Every time you think you’ve seen it all another scandal rears its ugly head.

And, as it turns out, Hillary was a piker when it came to selling out our national security.  At least in comparison to the king’s ransom – $1.5 billion – Biden and Kerry garnered for their kids by putting China in control of Henniges, manufacturers of “very sensitive equipment that is crucial to our military.”

And Obama continues to tell us he oversaw the most scandal free administration in history.  Perhaps he thinks that the media’s non-existent scrutiny of his Manchurian presidency makes it so.


Exclusive — Democrat Joe Manchin Comes Out Swinging for Trump Tariffs: ‘I’m Extremely Happy’

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Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is thrilled that President Donald Trump is moving forward with tariffs of 25 percent on steel and ten percent on aluminum imports into the United States, he told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Thursday.

“I’m extremely happy. I really was—I mean, for the first time, I know what happened with NAFTA,” Manchin said in a phone interview. “I know what it did to West Virginia, to our steel industry, our aluminum industry, to good-paying jobs that you can support your family. Everybody just turned their backs on us and let it happen, but I’m very proud about that [Trump’s tariffs] and that we got people understanding it. If you look at the national security of our country, which everyone should look at, you can’t be the superpower of the world and not have the necessary building blocks. If you don’t have steel, aluminum, and high-alloy, you’re in trouble.”

Manchin noted that China has not only “been trying” but has “been successful” in supplanting the United States in terms of steel and aluminum production and that President Trump’s actions are necessary to stop and then reverse that trend.

“How do you grow to be the largest manufacturer of steel in the world unless you’re infiltrating other markets?” Manchin said. “So, China produces 50 percent of the world’s steel. The United States is the largest importer of the world’s steel, from around the world, just to connect the dots. They’re going to come and tell me to try to make me believe that only 2 percent of our steel comes from China? Christ, I’ve got oceanfront property in West Virginia I want to sell you if you believe that. Here’s the thing: We got steel coming to us from countries that don’t have a steel mill. Tell me about that one?”

Manchin added that Trump’s tariffs are important to combat China because other countries serve as a conduit to push Chinese metals into America.

“That’s why he had to be carte blanche on what he did, 25 and 10,” Manchin said.

Manchin also said that even though official Washington, the media, the political class, and financial elites who drive debates in the nation’s capital are upset by the tariffs, they are deeply popular back home in West Virginia.

“I don’t think there’s anybody I know in West Virginia who would be opposed to what he’s done,” Manchin said. “Now, whether it’s gotten to that level—now, when I talk to them, and I’m talking to people, I just say ‘don’t you think that, let’s just go through basic trade. If a country is charging us 20 percent to send our cars to their country, where they’re coming to our country for 2.5 percent, don’t you think we ought to equal that out a little bit to make it fair.’ They understand that completely. So, when the president is talking, he’s talking their language. We’ve been taken advantage of.”

Manchin also said he has spoken with Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro, the head of the National Trade Council, about his support for the tariffs—and that he has urged Navarro to eliminate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) altogether and instead replace it with two separate bilateral trade agreements, one with Canada and one with Mexico.

“And I’ll tell you another thing I appreciate, and Peter Navarro—I had a very nice conversation with him, and I really like him,” Manchin said. “The man’s solid and he’s grounded. I said, Peter, this multilateral deals, I’ve always thought the country, the United States of America, makes these multilateral deals. There might be one or two countries out of four or five that are in the deal, the multilateral deal, that we want to help because of abject poverty, to try to give them some juice to get into our markets, and then the other two or three that don’t need it just take advantage of us and just rape the hell out of us. I’m all for bilateral. We should be dealing directly with Mexico. We should be dealing directly with Canada. I think, when you look at NAFTA, you say ‘well, it’s the whole North American continent.’ But it’s completely two different countries, two different cultures. So, I am all for the president breaking these down to a bilateral, it’s going to be me and you.”

Manchin said blowing up NAFTA, and instead doing separate deals with Canada and Mexico respectively “would make much more sense.”

“We rely on Canada and they rely on us much differently than Mexico does,” Manchin said. “So, this NAFTA deal worked out for Mexico because of the cheapness of it. It has its advantages. You should see the labor going down to Canada. Everything labor intensive went to Canada and Mexico, but twenty something years later they still have a minimum wage of less than $1.50 an hour? What did they achieve? Nothing.”

Manchin added that he is “all for this plan” because it directly confronts China’s drive for world superiority. He referenced his previous successful efforts to press the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to block the sale of the Chicago Stock Exchange to Chinese investors, and noted that the Chinese are engaged in a full scale effort to economically combat the United States.

“This whole thing with China, make no mistake about it, China is on a pathway that they want superiority by 2050,” Manchin said. “Everything I would say about China is when we’re trading, or China is coming in, and that’s what elevates my concerns. Do you want them to have all the pertinent information, all the priority information, from the Chicago Stock Exchange that they would have entree to? Would you think that we can go into China and buy their financial markets? Do you think that we could own what China is trying to buy in America in China? I’m just saying reciprocate. Just reciprocate. That’s all. Common sense. If we can’t go there and do what they want to do here, they shouldn’t be upset about that. It makes all the sense in the world.”

Manchin also said that the opposition to President Trump’s tariffs from the establishment in Washington–from House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell among other establishment Republicans–is driven by “Wall Street” and motivated by greed.

“This is Wall Street, brother,” Manchin said. “Tell me. This is not them caring about Main Street. They’re now protecting their base, where their money comes from, and this is Wall Street. It’s Wall Street. They can’t even camouflage that one. You got the Gary Cohns of the world, and Gary getting tee’d off and leaving for whatever reason he did, his whole modus operandi is where he comes from—and that’s fine, I know where his background is all Wall Street, high finance, Wall Street. They’re thinking Wall Street is going to keep us safe and secure. I don’t think so. A lot of people with fat pocketbooks, and I guess that’s the American way maybe, but it’s not who we are as a country, who we are, and how we became who we are.”

Manchin added that while he has not spoken directly to the president about this, that President Trump knows he is supportive of the tariffs.

“Not directly on that, but he knows I’m very much supportive on this,” Manchin said. “This is where his base truly is, rural America, the people who get up every day. Those picturesque people who answer every call the country has ever asked them to do, to sacrifice, these are the people who support what the president is doing right now. We want trade, but we want good trade. We’re compassionate to help countries up out of abject poverty, but not let other countries tie into it and ride their coattails in and get an entree to the greatest market. Then, I hear people say ‘oh we’re going to cause a trade war.’ Really? So, you’re thinking that if you’re another country and you have a tremendous entree to the United States market—the greatest market the world has ever known—that now because of principle you’re going to get pissed off and shut down this and this and this? I don’t think so. Now, what it does is it will give us another chance to level the playing field. That’s called fair. That’s what I count on.”


China Launches Hotline to Report Rural Stripper Funerals to Police

China, Handan : A Chinese performer sings during a funeral in a village in Cheng'an county, Handan city, north China's Hebei province, 15 February 2015.

Chinese authorities have vowed to crack down on the rural tradition of hiring strippers for funeral ceremonies, the country’s Ministry of Culture has announced.

According to state media outlet Global Times, the Chinese Ministry of Culture plans to “launch a new campaign targeting Henan, Anhui, Jiangsu and Hebei provinces for their obscene and vulgar performances at weddings, funerals and temple fairs.”

Chinese state media announced in 2015 a similar campaign; announcing a fight to eradicate the practice in 2018 suggests that Beijing’s Communist Party failed to impose itself on those in the countryside displeasing it.

This time, citizens will receive access to a “special hotline” where they can report “funeral misdeeds” and will receive a monetary reward.

The outlet claims that it has long been a rural tradition to hire opera singers to “allure mourners and show respect to the deceased,” as it helps “ensure a higher turnout at the deceased’s funeral as a way of honoring the dead and showing ‘filial piety.’”

However, residents in recent years have decided to “show off their disposable incomes” by paying large amounts of money for other forms of entertainment such as actors, singers, comedians, and strippers in an attempt to “comfort the bereaved and entertain the mourners.”

Such a ceremony is described in detail:

Scantily clad women in sexy lingerie and revealing clothes showing off their bodies in front an electronic screen displaying a black-and-white headshot of the deceased with text reading “We offer profound condolences for the death of this man” are now a modern part of funerals in some rural areas of China.

The crowd is pushed to climax, roaring with laughter, whistling, applauding and cursing. As the performers saunter into the audience to giggle [sic] their breasts and rub men’s crotches, a reminder of “no photographs allowed” can occasionally be heard.

Chinese authorities first announced their intention to crack down on the “bizarre and increasingly popular” ceremonies in 2015 because they were “uncivilized” and “corrupting the social atmosphere.”

Yet such entertainment, in fact, dates back to the 1600s and the Qing dynasty, where it was common to provide entertainment at funerals, although the Times contends that stripteases were only “added to the funeral menu” in the 1990s.

One solution apparently proposed by a “vocal minority” is providing the rural population with greater spiritual enrichment.

“Entertainment facilities provided by the public sector are not fairly adaptive for rural residents,” the outlet quoted Professor Wei of the Central University of Finance and Economics Culture and Media department as saying. “Such deficiency leave farmers’ spiritual life hollow and give rise to porn and striptease.”

Despite being widely available, prostitution and sexual services are disapproved of by the ruling Communist Party, who view it as against their Marxist values and fear its links with organized crime.

The communist regime typically has difficulty in controlling their rural populations who fail to adhere to their vision of modern China. Last November, authorities said they would begin cutting off poverty relief packages unless rural communities took down images of their Jesus and replace them with images of President Xi Jinping.

As part of the government’s environmental reforms, officials also reduced coal supplies to many areas, although later reversed this decision as many peasants were unable to afford or get access to natural gas and were freezing to death.


Photos: Melania Trump’s Top 5 Fashion Moments From Historic Asia Trip

President Donald Trump, center, and first lady Melania Trump, right, take the stage at a hanger rally at Yokota Air Base, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Fussa, on the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

For First Lady Melania Trump’s trip to Asia alongside President Donald Trump, the Slovenian-born former model brought out off-the-runway gowns and duds from some of her favorite luxury fashion designers.

Here, Breitbart News showcases Melania’s top five fashion moments from her historic trip to Asia.

1. Melania’s Embellished, Fur-Cuffed Gucci Gown

In China, Melania rocked potentially one of her most high fashion and memorable ensembles she’s ever worn as First Lady of the United States. In an embellished, kimono-style Gucci gown with pale pink fur-cuffs that matched her pink Manolo Blahnik stilettos, Melania looked as though she had stepped off the catwalk from Milan’s current “It” label at the moment.

U.S. President Donald Trump, accompanied by U.S. first lady Melania Trump, second from right, and Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan, right, arrives for a state dinner at the Great Hall of the People, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

U.S. President Donald Trump talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as first lady Melania Trump stands at left at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. (Thomas Peter/Pool Photo via AP)

2. Melania’s Emilio Pucci Moment

Some of Melania’s greatest fashion appearances are when she is photographed departing the White House next to President Trump and seemingly turns a usually mundane moment into a runway show. As Melania left Washington, D.C. for the foreign trip, she did just that, strutting through the White House lawn in an Emilio Pucci cobalt blue coat with dyed-to-match Christian Louboutin stilettos and chunky black sunglasses.

In this Nov. 3, 2017, photo, first lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump walk to speak with reporters before departing the White House for a trip to Asia in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

First lady Melania Trump looks on as President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before departing the White House for a trip to Asia, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

3. Melania Takes Tokyo in Sherbet-Dipped Fendi

Though Melania tends to stick to fashions by her favorite designers — think Dolce & Gabbana and Delpozo — she broke out of her fashion shell for a major moment in Tokyo, Japan.

For her arrival, Melania chose a thick, technicolor ombre coat that looked almost like a kind of Neopolitan, orange sherbet with flower embellishments on the hips by Fendi. Underneath the coat, Melania chose a simple black leather pencil skirt from her personal stylist and designer Hervé Pierre, as well as nude-toned Manolo Blahnik stilettos.

U.S. first lady Melania Trump, second from right, and her Japanese counterpart Akie Abe, third from right, listen to sales manager Hajime Fukuju, left, during their visit to Mikimoto Ginza Main Store, Japan’s pearl jewelry maker, at Ginza shopping district in Tokyo Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

President Donald Trump, center, and first lady Melania Trump, right, take the stage at a hanger rally at Yokota Air Base, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Fussa, on the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

4. Melania Brings Luxury Fashion to the Great Wall

Who better to visit the most historic wall in history than the spouse of President Trump whose key policy initiative is to construct a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border? Melania seemed to understand that the trip to see the Great Wall of China would quickly become a runway as photographers snapped shots of her walking along the wall. So why not turn the trip into a runway?

Melania wore a Dolce & Gabbana black coat draped over her shoulders, a black turtle-neck, an oat-colored wool skirt from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s “The Row” label and the most stunning accessory of the foreign trip, a scalloped-edged nude-toned wide leather Azzedine Alaïa belt. The Alaïa accessory retails at Barney’s for more than $1,400.

U.S. first lady Melania Trump walks along the Mutianyu Great Wall section in Beijing Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Mrs. Trump toured China’s famed Great Wall at Mutianyu, where she rode a cable car to a watchtower, signed a guestbook and strolled along a stretch of the wall for about half an hour with a small group of aides and security officers. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

U.S. first lady Melania Trump visits the Mutianyu Great Wall section n Beijing Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

5. Melania’s South Korean Fashion Risk Pays Off

Spanish fashion house Delpozo has become one of Melania’s favorite go-to luxury fashion brands, so it was only a matter of time before the First Lady stepped off Air Force One in another dress by the label’s creative director Josep Font.

When Melania landed in South Korea, she took a fashion risk wearing a burgundy virgin wool and linen blend structured long Delpozo coat. As if the coat was not high fashion enough, Melania paired the outfit with blue Christian Louboutin stilettos — the ones she’d worn days before when departing the White House — and a ponytail.

The look was easily Melania’s riskiest fashion choice, but it paid off.

U.S. first lady Melania Trump and her South Korean counterpart Kim Jung-sook walk to meet their countries’ children at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

U.S. first lady Melania Trump and her South Korean counterpart Kim Jung-sook, third from left, are greeted by their countries’ children at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)


John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.

Trump’s Granddaughter is a “Child Star” in China After This Video Presented to President

President Trump and First Lady Melania’s recent visit to China was wildly successful in improving relations with the communist nation. It was clear from the welcome and treatment of President Trump that the Chinese people admire him.

Trump was given the red carpet treatment from the moment he landed in Beijing (unlike Obama’s visit in which he was completely snubbed by the Chinese in 2016). Trump was the first foreign leader allowed to dine in the Forbidden City since the founding of the People’s Republic, a grand gesture by the Chinese. Chinese leaders did not hold back at all at while trying to impress him.

Trump responded in kind when he presented President Xi with the video of his granddaughter, Arabella, speaking and singing in Mandarin. The Chinese people loved it, and it has since gone viral with the Chinese people seeing Arabella as a “child star.” The Chinese people adore little Arabella and you can certainly see why!

H/T Daily Wire

“President Trump may not speak Mandarin (and he does say “China” kind of funny), so on his trip to the biog red nation, Trump brought along someone who does — Arabella Rose Kushner, his 6-year-old granddaughter.

During Trump’s meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday, when the leaders strolled through the ancient Forbidden City, Trump showed Xi a video of his granddaughter. In it, Arabella greets “Grandpa Xi and Grandma Peng” and then sings several Mandarin ballads. She concludes by reciting an ancient Chinese poem — all in Mandarin.

Watch Arabella sing in the clip below.

China’s Xinhua state news agency circulated the clip and praised Arabella’s Mandarin skills as “A+”.

The Chinese public agreed, according to Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying, Yahoo! News reported.

“As a little ambassador of Chinese-American friendship, Arabella has already received the love of a vast number of Chinese people,” Hua said during a regular press briefing Thursday. “This kind of special arrangement is actually very sweet and warm-hearted. We believe that this has helped to further bring closer the affection and distance between the Chinese and American people.”

Arabella also played a starring role at the state dinner organized by Xi in Trump’s honor at the Great Hall of the People on Thursday night.

The full video, which Trump brought as a gift for Xi, was played on screens in the room, earning her a mention in her grandfather’s toast.

“Our children so often remind us of our shared humanity and true dignity,” Trump, 71, said.

Weibo, China’s Twitter-like platform, was filled with praise for Arabella’s performance Thursday, though it was unclear how many comments related to Trump’s visit had been censored.

“She’s too cute!” users gushed. “Let’s hope that she marries into a Chinese family.”

This isn’t the first time Arabella has made headlines for her A+ Mandarin skills. In April 2017, President Xi visited Mar-a-Lago and Arabella performed a Chinese song to President Xi and his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan.

Arabella is the daughter of Trump’s daughter Ivanka, and Jared Kushner. As parents, the Kushners have made a wise decision having Arabella learn a language that will likely aid her in her future career.  Almost twice as many people in the world speak Mandarin than Spanish and teaching kids to speak Mandarin is a smart way to help them have a leg up in the business world when they grow up.

I love seeing President Trump as the doting grandpa that he is. He has been known to tweet pictures of his grandkids just like any proud grandparent would. So it’s not surprising that the President would jump at the opportunity to share the adorable and impressive video of his adorable granddaughter, Arabella, with the Chinese leader.

Creating that personal connection with foreign leaders is a smart move on Trump’s part, something he seems to be very good at! This aspect of diplomacy is an important part of relationship building with a country like China. With so much at stake between trade agreements and the North Korea situation, any way that Trump can strengthen the relationship between the United States and China is important. I’d say Trump has done a masterful job at building a personal relationship with President Xi (he says they have “great chemistry”) and hopefully that transcends into great political cooperation as well. But it doesn’t surprise me. After all, Trump does know a thing or two about the ‘Art of the Deal’.


China Grants President Trump an Honor no Foreign Leader Has Ever Received [PHOTOS]

Despite what some people think about President Trump, the truth is he is doing things his way and most of the times it works out in his favor.

Even though he constantly mocked China during his presidential campaign 2016 and hasn’t been friendlier to the country since entering the White House, President Trump just became the first foreign leader to have dinner in the Forbidden City, a celebrated royal district which is closed off to the resto of the world since the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

One historian during a CNN appearance talked about the unusual invitation for Trump and First Lady Melania, who arrived in Beijing on Wednesday, saying it was a power move by the Chinese government.

“The Chinese government know who they’re dealing with,” Jeremiah Jenne, who lives in Beijing, stated. “It’s another in a long line of fairly shrewd moves by the Chinese government and something [Trump is] going to be very impressed with.”

He continued:

“What was once known as the ‘palace of blood and tears’ is now being used for a state visit. This is an example of how the narrative [within China] has shifted, particularly in the last 25 years, it’s no longer about emphasizing class revolution. In recent years, it’s been much greater emphasis on the glories of Chinese civilization.”

They are supposed to tour the Forbidden City along with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, before having a dinner in the place that once accommodated Chinese emperors and their families for some 500 years.

A professor of government and politics at George Mason University, Ming Wan, stated for CNN the Chinese government will “give Trump an exceptional reception, essentially they’ll try to make Trump happy — that will work to China’s advantage.”

“[Xi’s] going to treat Trump almost like an emperor,” he added.

Trump’s unique visit to the ancient territory comes right after the White House condemned communism with a statement honoring the National Day for the Victims of Communism.

Communism has “systematically robbed innocent people of their God-given rights of free worship, freedom of association, and countless other rights we hold sacrosanct,” one part of the statement read.

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