America could pay dearly for Donald Trump's naivety: Chinese media

President-elect Donald Trump's tweets on China's economic and South China Sea policy has seriously irked the Chistringentia.

Last Updated: Dec 06, 2016, 16:38 PM IST
America could pay dearly for Donald Trump's naivety: Chinese media

Beijing: President-elect Donald Trump's tweets on China's economic and South China Sea policy has seriously irked the Chistringentia.

In stringent remarks, the English-language China Daily newspaper termed Trump as a "diplomatic rookie". It warned the next US President to moderate his behaviour or he will create "costly troubles for his country".

The Global Times' warned that Trump "can make a lot of noise but that does not exempt him from the rules of the major power game."

"Trump's China-bashing tweet is just a cover for his real intent, which is to treat China as a fat lamb and cut a piece of meat off it," it said.

"He is trying to pillage other countries for US prosperity," it warned, but instead he will unwittingly "smash the current world economic order" of which the US is the "biggest beneficiary."

The Chinese media also warned saying that America could pay dearly for his (Trump's) naivety.

The comments followed criticism of Trump in US and Chinese media for taking a congratulatory phone call from Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, a move that flew in the face of nearly 40 years of diplomatic protocol and raised questions about whether the president-elect intends to pursue a hard line against Beijing.

Trump fired off two tweets on Sunday blasting China for devaluing its currency, taxing US imports, and building military installations in the South China Sea.

China has lodged solemn representations with the US, urging the latter to honour its commitment to the one-China policy. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang's remarks came after US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday spoke over phone with Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen.Ing-wen.

(With AFP inputs)