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Joe Biden Is China’s Choice For President
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/joe-biden-is-chinas-choice-for-president/ ^ | March 11, 2020 | Tom Cotton

Posted on 04/23/2020 11:59:43 AM PDT by NKP_Vet

Unlike many other Democrats, he takes its side, reliably.

The Democratic Party has always been weak on national security when it comes to China. But some credit is due when it comes to China’s atrocious human-rights record and its theft of American jobs. For a generation, prominent Democrats loudly criticized Beijing on these fronts, well before Donald Trump helped form a new national consensus on China. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi have been longstanding China trade hawks, for instance. Even a socialist like Bernie Sanders has been a reliable critic.

And Joe Biden? Well, he’s on China’s side — not yours.

Despite the occasional box-checking, wishy-washy comment slapping Beijing on the wrist for the worst of its abuses, the reality is that the former vice president’s support of the People’s Republic of China is deep and longstanding. In the critical fight over whether to grant most-favored-nation trade status and World Trade Organization membership to China in the 1990s — a fight in which, again, many of his party’s leaders in Congress were on the right side — Biden carefully shepherded China through the process from his powerful perch as the senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Wherever a brake might have been applied — by placing human-rights or labor conditions on most-favored-nation status, for example — Biden voted the measures down and lobbied other senators for Beijing. Unfortunately, China and Biden got their way, and American workers are still suffering from it.

It should have been a warning on more fronts than one when President Obama recruited Biden to his ticket to buttress his credibility on foreign policy; unsurprisingly, there was no about-face on Beijing. As the Chinese Communist Party gained strength and Xi Jinping seized absolute power, Biden continued to push for closer ties and even more trade. As for American workers? In February 2012, in friendly remarks with Xi standing next to him, Biden praised Beijing as a “new partner” that would help to meet “global challenges,” and said Americans “welcome this competition. . . . It pushes our companies to develop better products and services and our government to craft better policies.” Millions of American jobs were disappearing as he spoke, and the militarization of the South China Sea was just around the corner.

While warmer ties with China were devastating American workers and threatening our national security, they have been very good for the Biden family. Reporters thought it unusual when Hunter Biden, Biden’s prodigal son, accompanied him on a trip to Beijing in 2013. That same year, Hunter joined the board of a Shanghai-based private equity firm. In 2017, a few months after his father left office, he invested a substantial chunk of his own money in the company. We don’t know what he’s made off the deal, but I expect Hunter is doing better than laid-off workers in Arkansas or Delaware. Must be nice.

Now Biden’s back on the campaign trail, and no one could be more thrilled than the Chinese Communist Party. (A Forbes headline last year summed up the situation well: “Joe Biden Is the Only Man Who Can Save China in 2020.”) Biden’s announcement of his campaign alone was enough to encourage Beijing suddenly to take a harder line on trade negotiations with the Trump administration. As Biden’s star seemed to fade, China suddenly got easier to deal with, striking a “Phase 1” deal with us in January. It’s a safe prediction that they are about to take a tougher line again. Meanwhile, Biden offers gems like these on the campaign trail. From May: “China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man. They’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what? They’re not competition for us.” And just the next month: “Our workers are literally three times as productive as workers . . . in Asia. So what are we worried about?”

I’ve worked extensively with Democrats on China — with Chuck Schumer on cracking down on Chinese fentanyl trafficking, with Chris Van Hollen and numerous others on Huawei’s threat to the world’s telecommunications infrastructure. I don’t exactly hear Biden hammering on these important issues on the campaign trail. And when a few weeks ago President Trump acted to impose travel restrictions on China as a consequence of its abysmal handling of the Wuhan coronavirus, Biden was right there and ready to act as Beijing’s lawyer, slamming the policy as “hysterical xenophobia.” Now, even the New York Times concedes that these measures bought the United States valuable time to prepare for an epidemic.

28 Since 2015, Democrats have claimed hysterically that Donald Trump is a Russian agent. On the other hand, it’s ridiculous to say Biden is a Chinese asset — if he were, his handler would tell him to oppose China here and there to build credibility. But China can count on Joe Biden always to take China’s side.

The competition between the United States and China, strategic and economic, will define the next century for our nation. We will need to be led by presidents for whom there’s no question as to which side they are on.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biden; china; endorsements; xi; xijinping
He’s in the tank for China and has been for the last 40 years. His ties to the communist Chinese, including as Vice President, have turned him and his family members in multi-millionaires.
1 posted on 04/23/2020 11:59:43 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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Sleepy Joe Biden is China’s lackey and his son crackhead Hunter, China’s water boy


2 posted on 04/23/2020 12:01:34 PM PDT by sheehan (DEPORT ALL ILLEGALS.)
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3 posted on 04/23/2020 12:02:22 PM PDT by conservative98
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Gee, I wonder where the money came from that got all of Joe’s opponents to drop out at the same time....


4 posted on 04/23/2020 12:07:38 PM PDT by henkster ("We can always fool the foreigner" - Chinese Proverb)
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One suspects that Josef's buddies in china might be pretty good at printing ballots and spoofing ballot counting software.

Those are my worries, and welcome to them.

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5 posted on 04/23/2020 12:16:57 PM PDT by Seaplaner
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Bought and Paid For Biden


6 posted on 04/23/2020 12:34:15 PM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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Creepy joe is on the side of anybody who hates this country and is willing to give money to his presidential campaign.


7 posted on 04/23/2020 12:55:37 PM PDT by I want the USA back (I fear my government more than the bug.)
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Joe has a problem in Ukraine also. Read the last paragraph of the Interfax-Ukraine publication. Derkach invites Biden to testify in Ukrainian court via videoconference Member of the Parliament of Ukraine Andrii Derkach (independent MP) invited former US Vice President Joseph Biden to Ukrainian court to answer questions related to Burisma Gas Company. As Derkach wrote on his Facebook page, Burisma defends in court the honor and dignity of one of the leaders of the US Democratic Party, former US Vice President Joe Biden. “Once again: the company of the runaway minister (from the time of the presidency of Viktor – IF-U) Yanukovych defends the dignity of an American politician – a candidate‎ for the highest state post in the States ... it makes sense to interrogate the participants of this high-profile international democorruption scandal. Therefore, Biden and his son Hunter (one of Burisma top managers) were summoned to court" Derkach wrote, disclosing the scan copy of the statement. According to the MP, there are many questions to Biden. “I invite Joseph to personally talk about how he took $900 thousand for the services provided. I think we will hear a lot of interesting things about what kind of services it was. How Biden pressured Ukraine, manipulating $1 billion in United States loan guarantees. How he got Shokin fired. What other amounts have been received. What was so important that his son Hunter did for the company that he received millions. There are many questions" Derkach wrote. He also assumed that the Bidens will not fly to Ukraine. “Therefore, I suggest interrogating them in a videoconference mode. I think that for one of the key candidates for the presidency of the United States from the Democratic Party, it should be a matter of honor to personally give explanations to the court about his actions. Democorruption must be investigated. Even if it is led by top US politicians" Derkach summed up. Earlier, Derkach, referring to files of the investigation in a number of criminal proceedings, claimed that former US Vice President Joe Biden received $900 thousand for lobbying activities from the Burisma Group oil and gas company. At a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine News Agency on October 9, 2019, the Member of the Parliament disclosed these documents, stressing that the criminal proceedings describe the mechanism for receiving money by Joe Biden.
8 posted on 04/23/2020 2:00:30 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said theoal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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“...claimed that former US Vice President Joe Biden received $900 thousand for lobbying activities from the Burisma Group oil and gas company. ..”

There was another article late last year stating this was part of a money laundering scheme involving banks in other countries, not Ukraine. It also said the UK had an investigation of the money laundering scheme but suspended it because Ukraine would not cooperate.

It is sad that one needs to find important information about our own country in foreign publications.


9 posted on 04/23/2020 2:07:44 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said theoal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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“...claimed that former US Vice President Joe Biden received $900 thousand for lobbying activities from the Burisma Group oil and gas company. ..”

There was another article late last year stating this was part of a money laundering scheme involving banks in other countries, not Ukraine. It also said the UK had an investigation of the money laundering scheme but suspended it because Ukraine would not cooperate.

It is sad that one needs to find important information about our own country in foreign publications.


10 posted on 04/23/2020 2:08:02 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said theoal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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We all know this.

#ChinaJoe


11 posted on 04/23/2020 2:44:49 PM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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12 posted on 04/23/2020 3:31:01 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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Where do you go to find these stories? Every once in a while I surf around looking at English language foreign newspapers and run across one like this. But it was already four weeks old. Is there a US publication that picks them up?


13 posted on 04/23/2020 6:44:21 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said theoal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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