IN a playground setting, children tap one another in a fight or argument, we have probably behaved this way when we were 5 or 6. Someone kicks your leg and your natural reaction is to kick that person back, but your were just a child what would you know about diplomacy or public relations.
Clearly our world leaders need a lesson on both this subject, China and US have been behaving like children going on a tit-for-tat from trade sanctions to arrests. Each have been going at it since Trump took over, and the bickering keep getting louder and louder. Recently US administrators issued a Visa ban notice on all Chinese officials with regards to Hong Kong and the the new law being passed. America claims the law will stifle the Hong Kong people and remove their freedom, giving China more control over the island. Its autonomy will be in question and doing trade with Hong Kong will no longer be feasible commented Mike Pence, US Secretary of State. The Visa ban will be administered to those residing in the States and Chinese traveling to the country.
Beijing has lambasted Washington over the latest tactic, what China wants to do with Hong Kong is an internal matter and outsiders should mind their own business it reminded. China also issued stern statement condemning the ban and vowed to retaliate.
In a media release spotted on its official news portal, a very brief notice was placed with carefully chosen words. “Visa is now restricted to any US individual who have acted viciously on issues related to Hong Kong. Adding that any so-called sanctions will be to no avail.” by a spokesperson related to the foreign Ministry.
Will the mind games escalate to something more sinister is yet to be ascertained, but everyone knows that Trump has made China the bogeyman and using it for his election ploy, but the question is how long will China play along?