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    as abrupt as it was complete

    U.S. President Donald Trump's recent bend to China concerning the contentious "one China" policy was as abrupt as it was complete.


    Hi,
    The above is from today's The China Post, an English newspaper here. What does the bold part mean? Thanks.
    Last edited by teechar; 14-Feb-2017 at 21:13. Reason: typo

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    Re: as abrupt as it was complete

    It happened suddenly and was thorough.
    I am not a teacher.

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