Skip to comments.Would a Biden administration be softer than Trump on China?
Posted on 08/02/2020 7:24:11 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
n december 2018 China hawks in the Trump administration pushed a series of punitive measures in what some referred to internally, according to a new book by Bob Davis and Lingling Wei, as Fuck China Week. That was as nothing compared with what happened in the month of July 2020.
In recent weeks America has imposed sanctions on senior Chinese officials, including a member of the Politburo, for their part in atrocities against Uighurs in Xinjiang; added 11 Chinese companies to the Commerce Departments blacklist, for complicity in those atrocities; declared Chinas sweeping claims in the South China Sea illegal; revoked Hong Kongs special status for diplomacy and trade; announced criminal charges against four Chinese nationals who officials say were spies for the Peoples Liberation Army; and ordered the closure of Chinas consulate in Houston, supposedly a hub for espionage and influence operations, the first such move since the normalisation of relations in 1979 (China retaliated by closing Americas consulate in Chengdu).
The first hint of trouble in Houston came when videos surfaced online of Chinese diplomats hurriedly burning documents in their courtyardan apt metaphor for more than 40 years of diplomatic engagement going up in smoke.
All this has happened under a president, Donald Trump, who displays a personal affinity for his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, and (according to his former national security adviser, John Bolton) told Mr Xi that building camps for Uighurs was the right thing to do. He has shown little appetite for fights with China except over trade and, to deflect blame for his response to covid-19, the pandemic.
But with time running out in his first termand perhaps his presidencyhawkish officials around him are trying to fix in concrete a more confrontational posture than America has adopted since before Richard Nixon went to China
(Excerpt) Read more at economist.com ...
No more Mr Soft Guy
Mr Bidens advisers push back in a few ways. First, they argue that he would restore moral authority by calling out China for human-rights abuses. Second, they say he intends to work with allies to press China to change its behaviour. Third, he would invest at home to make America a stronger competitor in areas like 5g. Mr Trump, they contend, has weakened Americas standing relative to China on all three fronts: giving a green light to human-rights abuses; undermining allies while cosying up to dictators; and letting Americas institutions and infrastructure rot. Were weaker and Chinas stronger because of President Trump, says Tony Blinken, an adviser to Mr Biden.
Article is delusional.
The Democrat Party has blossomed into something increasingly similar to the Communist Party in Red China.
Emulating Red China’s One-Party rule is their goal.
They are natural allies.
The Biden family is in China’s pocket for at least 1.5 billion dollars.
Is the pope a communist?
The Fox says... “I’ll protect those chickens!”
What utter BS. Biden’s prospective admin is composed of China’s best friends.
There is nothing Biden will do if China doesn’t want him to.
“...Emulating Red Chinas One-Party rule is their goal...”
They already have in California...
The thinking in this article is upside down. Doesn’t reflect reality.
Typical claptrap from the no nothing liberal slugs at the Economist selling a fake narrative.
No, Economist, China is not a valuable trading relationship for the US.We have a 20 trillion dollar economy and they import 150 billion from the US, chump change, mostly commodities that do not create a lot of jobs.We are a valuable trading relationship to them in that they steal 800 billion of tech trade secrets annually, another half billion in trade surplus they get from us and massive amounts in factory jobs. Decouple now!
As long as the $$$ continue to roll in to his own pockets and to his son’s, then China gets a free pass..
” Was speaking w/scholars from China yesterday, and asked about the “strength of O’s foreign policy.” They all laughed at me and said, “China is arrogant today because he was so weak.” I asked if most Chinese think like this, “Of course! American’s do too, if they are honest.” “
Two words -- Hunter Biden.
So says the Ministry of Truth.
Everyone should follow this guy on twitter if they want to be informed on China!
“’let’s set some ground rules: if you’ve taken Chinese money and worked for an administration: you’re out. That takes out most of Obama Biden and significant amounts of Bush. Let’s also say: if you didn’t see the current state of affairs a mile away: you’re out. Same result 1/n... “
As long as they pay his boy a good wage, he’ll let them have everything we have....
*****Would a Biden administration be softer than Trump on China?*****
Is this a rhetorical question???
Ask yourself what percentage of the Congress (Dem and Repub) is directly or indirectly on the take from China. I can only guess, but I think its a depressingly large number. The "Thousand Talents" program is well known for its scientific theft. Does anyone believe there isn't a similar program operating for politicians?
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