(OPINION) Trump’s Chinese nickname fulfilled its promise — and international students suffered

“We respect the choice of the American people,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Friday. “We congratulate Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris.” Coming nearly a week after the Biden-Harris ticket won, China was one of the last global superpowers to recognize the incoming administration.

Parting with President Donald Trump’s administration must be, in a certain respect, disappointing to Chinese leaders. Trump has continually given them the opportunity to criticize America. His continued failures have even earned him a popular nickname on Chinese social media: Chuan Jianguo (川建国), or “Build-the-Country Trump.” The sarcasm is palpable. If President Trump has built any country up on the international stage, it has certainly not been his own.

Trump’s Chinese Nickname…
David Palomino, Daily Princetonian
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