How A Biden Presidency would benefit CHINA and Destroy America
First and Foremost
By Robert Davi
17 AUGUST 2020
The current US-China relationship guarantees only one thing for sure over the past few years, and that has been tension and aggression. President Donald Trump took office in 2017 and immediately set about upending the diplomatic and economic ties between the US and China established by the Obama/Biden administration and its crew of crooks!
Since then, an America first Washington has managed to turn the world against Chinese technology giants Huawei and ZTE and to threaten Chinese social media apps WeChat and lately TikTok.
In short, the US approach toward China has been, relentlessly opposed to all things Beijing. What began as a trade war with tariffs slung as ammunition, has devolved into a mission to cripple Beijing at every opportunity. The emergence and lack of clarity by China regarding COVID-19 has taxed the relationship even further, almost to a Full-Blown Breaking Point.
As the US election draws nearer, China could be hoping for a respite under a possible Biden administration. China hopes that the Democratic nominee will end Washington’s assault on Beijing and be more supportive of Chinese Global Dominance at the cost of American Jobs, and possibly lives.
Although it was only last year that presidential candidate Joe Biden said the Chinese are “not bad folks … they’re not competition for us,” However, in a distinct strategy to gain votes and radical party support, Biden stated in a Democratic primary debate that Chinese President Xi Jinping is a “thug” a term he also used to describe Rudy Giuliani as well.
A Biden advisor said a President Biden would maintain US sanctions that were leveraged as a response to Beijing’s takeover of Hong Kong.
In truth, however, the recent clampdown on democracy by Xi has likely altered Biden’s approach to China. Whereas Biden will align with the Black Lives Matter Movement (BLM) when referencing Chinese Government aggression in Hong Kong, it is essential to remember that Biden was a member of the first American delegation to Beijing in 1979 after the relationship was normalized.
The Fate of US Tariffs on China Under a Biden Presidency
As President Trump has already taken the fall for introducing tariffs, which have been a staple of Trump’s economic policies with success, Biden could, and the optimal word is COULD walk into the office in January and leave them in place. But I think we all know that he will not leave anything President trump has implemented in place no matter what the cost to America.
As a career politician and former vice president, Biden would sport a more diplomatic tone than Trump. The change would be a welcome one for Beijing, which has been subject to so-called President Trumps’ bullying on issues ranging from 5G networks to the coronavirus.
“Their stylistic differences are so great. It will certainly seem different,” “It will still be conflict-ridden, maybe at times confrontational, but certainly ridden with conflicts in ways that either wasn’t there or were downplayed a decade ago.”
In the past, Biden has criticized Trump’s use of tariffs, complaining that they exacerbate the economic problem between the two states. However, even if he does roll them back — either in part or whole — Bidens will curtail to Chinese figures to ridicule President Trumps’ past tactics and not even realize he is being played by the CCP.
One such way might be to renegotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Devised by former President Barack Obama, the policy will have brought together 12 nations within the Pacific.
‘A Special Challenge’
In an editorial for Foreign Affairs, Biden specifically mentioned China as one of the greatest threats to the US and identified ways to handle it.
“China represents a special challenge. Biden claims to have spent many hours with its leaders, and only he understands what we are up against. In Biden’s own words, he stated, “China is playing the long game by extending its global reach, promoting its own political model, and investing in the technologies of the future and trying to eliminate US dominance in the world ” Biden wrote.
“The United States does need to get tough with China,” Biden noted, further adding that “if China has its way, it will keep robbing the United States and American companies of their technology and intellectual property.”
According to Biden, to address the ongoing threat, Biden’s opinion would be to “build a united front of US allies and partners” to take on Beijing. A new TPP would be a solid start in that direction. Wait? A new TTP that gives more power to China and money! President Trump has laid the footwork for coordinating allies against China by courting Australia and the UK to its cause. Adding global pressure to Washington’s rage has stirred China and has not caused a reversal of its ways of human rights and other known actions.
Focus on Supply Chain
While the Trump administration has been concentrated on cutting China off from the US, a Biden presidency would be more focused on building a supply chain that would allow China to supply goods Globally.
Biden has made rebuilding US supply chains for critical products such as pharmaceuticals and personal protective gear a platform issue. It has been reported while the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the urgency for self-reliance in terms of medical products, Biden’s policy could translate to a long-term effort of shifting back toward China or Chinese owned companies and other countries.
If Biden is successful in winning the Presidency, he will undoubtedly attempt to reintroduce a more gentle voice to the Oval Office; his Presidency and would ease US / China’s pressure. However, Biden would likely find other ways of doing that instead of tariffs and executive orders. By establishing meaningful relationships with allies and implementing domestic policies geared at increasing production and allowing the United States to again slip back in position to a cow tailing non-superpower