Donald Trump has acknowledged that he has a Chinese bank account controlled by Trump International Hotels Management and paid local taxes between 2013 and 2015
US President Donald Trump's reported tax payments to China have delighted and bemused Chinese social media users, who have been closely following reports scrutinising the US' president's tax affairs.
Memes and comments referring to the president as "Comrade Trump" are lighting up China's popular Sina Weibo social network, reports the BBC.
Users have jokied that he has been "paying his [Communist] party membership" and are "the motherland will never forget" his contributions.
Donald Trump has acknowledged that he has a Chinese bank account controlled by Trump International Hotels Management and paid local taxes between 2013 and 2015.
According to a Trump spokesman, the account was set up "to explore the potential for hotel deals in Asia," reported the New York Times.
But many are incredulous that Trump seemingly paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to China yet allegedly paid limited taxes in the US.
"He has paid China more than 250 times the tax he has paid his own stinky country", wrote one user, noting the recent report alleging Trump paid just $750 (£580) in 2016 and 2017.
Others are incredulous that the US president was seemingly pursuing a trade war with China while he had his own personal Chinese interests.