The list author says: "Following his call for a 40% tariff on Chinese-made goods, prospective Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump backed up his proposed trade war with China by revealing his 20 favorite books about China which, Trump said, helped shaped his political and economic outlook on the Communist republic.
"I've read hundreds of books about China over the decades," Trump said in a recent interview with Xinhua, the official press agency of the People's Republic of China. "I know the Chinese. I've made a lot of money with the Chinese. I understand the Chinese mind."
When later asked if he would care to list some of his favorite books about China, the billionaire mogul, an author himself of numerous books, proceeded to recite by memory his top twenty.
Here they are in the order in which they were named:"