In an August 19 Global Times piece, Chinese analysts stated that the U.S. was likely to remain tough on China should Biden win the election. “But tactically, the U.S. approach would be more predictable, and Biden is much smoother to deal with than Trump — a viewpoint that is shared by many countries,” they added.
Biden and Trump are both running on a platform of being tough on the current Chinese regime. However, Biden only mentioned China once in his speech accepting the Democratic presidential nomination. The mention came when he pledged to stop America's dependence on China for medical supplies should he be elected.
White House Trade Advisor Peter Navarro criticized the Democratic National Convention for failing to mention the role of the Chinese regime in causing the coronavirus pandemic. He told reporters that there hadn't been a word about how the Chinese Communist Party infected America with a deadly virus that has killed more than 160,000 Americans, contributed to the unemployment of 40 million Americans, and cost trillions of dollars in physical and monetary stimulus.
He added: “What I think is happening here is the Democratic Party and the Chinese Communist Party have entered into a common cause to defeat Donald J. Trump, and their whole strategy is based on blaming this administration for a global pandemic created by the Chinese Communist Party.”
In an August 7 statement, National Counterintelligence and Security Center Director William Evanina said that their assessment found that China would prefer Trump does not win reelection because they view him as unpredictable. Of course, they are not too thrilled about his increasingly hard stance against the CCP.
In recent months, the Trump administration has taken a slew of actions into countering CCP threats, including human rights abuses in Xinjiang and Hong Kong, the security risks posed by Chinese technology and apps, and military aggression being seen in the South China Sea.
Institute of International Relations Professor Li Haidong told the Global Times that it is a “consensus around the world that Biden would be smoother to deal with, saying: “For China, because Biden was vice president during Obama’s term, and had a lot of prior experience dealing with Chinese leaders, we would expect to facilitate more effective communication with Biden if he wins.”
President Trump recently claimed that should Biden win the November election, China will essentially “own the United States" and Americans will need to learn how to speak Chinese languages.
In a document released by the Trump campaign outlining his second term agenda, one of the 10 core priorities listed is ending the U.S. reliance on China, which appears right after topics such as jobs and eradicating COVID-19.
Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro said that he feels the Chinese media's open push for Biden should be a bigger story given the fact that intelligence suggests that the Chinese government is interested in interfering in the election.
Speaking to Fox News, National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe said that China poses a bigger threat to U.S. national security than any other country in the world and worried that they could engage in “election influence and interference.”
Ratcliffe said the Chinese threat is significant and that he would be committing intelligence community resources to understanding the threat and gaining intelligence to counter their activities.
It may not get a lot of media airtime, but the fact that communist China would prefer to see Biden in the Oval Office should be setting off alarm bells among American voters.
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