“Whether intentionally or not, President Trump on Monday conjured images of mass death and tragedy in China while hailing diplomatic progress with it,” the Washington Post reports.
“In a tweet after he and Chinese President Xi Jinping reached a truce in the ongoing trade war, Trump suggested relations with China were taking a ‘BIG leap forward.'”
“But ‘leap forward’ is a hugely fraught phrase when it comes to China. The Communist Party’s ‘Great Leap Forward’ was an economic and social program of the late 1950s and early 1960s that aimed to modernize the country’s economy but has been linked to crippling famine and tens of millions of deaths.”Save to Favorites