May 01, 2021, 13:11
President Biden has China constantly on his mind; he keeps referring to China again and again. He even did so when giving his first speech to Congress, during which he made several references to China; true to form! Funny, how a developing country like China figures so highly in Biden's scheme of things!
Is China a threat to the US? Obviously not, but Biden constantly uses China to drum up support for his policies, including his trillion dollar infrastructure bill, etc etc. trying to outdo the Republicans in anti-China rhetoric. China does not pose a threat to the US, but Biden has to create the China bogey to gain Congressional support for his actions! His acknowledgement that the US has fallen way behind China in infrastructure is a clear indication of his fear of China's rise, and that explains many of his administration's policies towards China, including its policy to maintain the tariffs imposed by his predecessor on Chinese goods, a policy that has done enormous damage to US China relations, as well as the lies about Xinjiang Uyghurs genocide!
China should not expect the Biden administration to be more benigh than the Trump administration. On the contrary, it should expect Biden to be at least as harsh, if not more so, than Trump! With this as the backdrop, it is hard to see how US and China could meaningfully co-operate in the future for the common good of mankind, something the world badly needs right now!