Comes after Trump unveiled an order banning US investments in Chinese firms
By Ross Ibbetson For Mailonline
Published: 16:10 GMT, 17 November 2020 | Updated: 16:14 GMT, 17 November 2020
Chinese state media claims that Beijing is preparing for a 'final act of madness' by Donald Trump in the final throes of his administration.
In his ten remaining weeks in the White House, the president will sow the seeds of sabotage for president-elect Joe Biden to inherit, the Beijing-backed Global Times claimed today.
The Communist newspaper says Trump will launch irreversible attacks on the Chinese technology industry, the apparatchik and labour camps for Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang.
'Trump is actually setting a trap or planting a landmine for the Biden administration,' Shen Yi, a professor at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs of Fudan University, told the Global Times.
U.S. President Donald Trump during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13
The paper claims that Trump will sign off on executive orders which if Biden then attempts to reverse he will be branded a 'Panda Hugger.'
Shen added that the outgoing US president was a liability and despite his warm words for President Xi Jinping at the beginning of his tenure, 'he is such an emotional and unpredictable person that we can't use a normal person's mentality to judge him.'
It comes after Trump last Thursday unveiled an executive order prohibiting US investments in Chinese firms, ramping up pressure on Beijing after the US election.
Trump has taken a strong stance towards Beijing during his two terms, including a year-long trade war, battling Chinese intellectual property theft and squarely levelling blame at the