Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has at times indicated that a new approach to China is needed after decades of a broken foreign policy consensus. But a look at Biden’s record shows how the former vice president was a central figure in the political establishment’s role in facilitating the rise of China.
His campaign website argues that Biden would be tough on China as president but during his four decades of public service Biden has directly contributed to China’s rise, and he has defended his previous statements and positions on the campaign trail.
Biden’s supposed transformation was likely in response to the tougher approach adopted by President Donald Trump and souring attitudes towards China amid growing tensions and the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump has broken with decades of foreign policy consensus on China. The administration imposed tariffs on a majority of Chinese imports, enacted sanctions on top Chinese officials and moved to limit the influence of Chinese technology companies like Huawei.
<img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-7004572" class="size-full wp-image-7004572" src="https://dailytruthreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/GettyImages-871926322-scaled-1.jpg" alt="Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (2nd R) meets with US President Donald Trump (L) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. Donald Trump and Xi Jinping