Analysis: Biden's track record on China … always wrong

Sunday, May 17, 2020
Michael F. Haverluck (

Biden with flags in backgroundCitizen’s United president David N. Bossie is making the case that former Vice President Joe Biden is unfit to lead America as president concerning foreign affairs – especially when it comes to his abysmal career track record on dealing with China.

Bossie – who also served as President Donald Trump’s deputy campaign manager in 2016 – made his first point by appealing to records seized from Usama bin Laden’s compound, which were released last month. They contained a quote from the orchestrator of the 9/11 Islamic terrorist attacks, where he explained his reasoning for planning to assassinate then-President Barack Obama.

“Biden is totally unprepared for that post, which will lead the U.S. into a crisis,” bin Laden – who was killed in May 2011 by U.S. Special Forces – stressed in his assassination plans, according to Fox News.

Bossie surmises that Chinese President Xi Jinping – who he dubs as America’s number-one geopolitical enemy today – would also like Biden to be the next president because the Communist leader wants his nation to thrive … and rise above the U.S.

According to the former Trump campaign official, Biden’s inability to handle foreign relations is even more blatant than his dealings with Iran when examining his ineptitude to deal with China – as he has demonstrated since he entered politics many decades ago.

“Joe Biden has been wrong on U.S. policy toward China virtually his entire career,” Bossie insisted in his column for Fox News. “In fact, Biden and other establishment politicians in Washington have been instrumental in China’s meteoric rise from a developing nation into a Communist power with global ambitions.”

Two decades ago, long before becoming Obama's VP, Biden voiced his support for China economically.

“Finally, I would like to point out that my support for Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China is based not just on an assessment of the economic benefits to the U.S., not just on the prospects for political reform in China, but also on the impact on our national security,” Biden stated during a speech he delivered on the Senate floor in September 2000 when he led the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

All three of Biden’s justification for the pro-China policy – economic prosperity, political reform and national security – have proven to be “dead wrong” two decades later, says Bossie.

“Statistics show that 3.7 million American jobs have been lost to China since 2001 due to our horrendous anti-U.S. worker policies,” Bossie maintained. “Furthermore, China has imprisoned upwards of 1 million Muslim Uighurs and other minorities in ‘re-education camps.’ It also – according to reports – jailed more than 48 journalists in 2019 alone just for seeking the truth, and today we face a global pandemic with more than 80,000 Americans dying from COVID-19 because China chose to lie instead of help save lives.”

In 2011, Biden repeated his blunder, promoting his position of playing nice with China by supporting its government and strengthening its economy through lopsided trade.

“I remain convinced that a successful China can make our country more prosperous – not less,” Biden wrote in an op-ed for The New York Times, “I am convinced – from nearly a dozen hours spent with Vice President Xi Jinping – that China’s leadership agrees.”

He repeatedly discounted warnings about China as an economic and military threat.

“Some may warn of America’s demise, but I’m not among them,” Biden closed his NYT op-ed. “And let me reassure you: based on my time in China, neither are the Chinese.”

Trump: Biden would hand China the keys to America

Trump also chimed in about what would happen to America if Biden wins the election in November – alluding to the soft appeasement strategy the former VP and Obama took toward Iran, which culminated in the failed Iran nuclear deal.

“If Joe Biden got in, they’d own America,” Trump told a reporter when asked about Iran last month, according to Breitbart. “Between them and China and Japan and Mexico and Canada, they’d own America. You would not have a country left if he got in.”

Even though Trump has successfully convinced America to come aboard on his “get-tough-on Beijing policy,” including tariffs to balance trade with China, Biden continues to view China as a friend and ally today – just like he did more than 40 years ago.

“Biden – who first visited China in 1979 – couldn’t see that the Communist leadership there was playing him for a fool,” Bossie asserted.

It is argued that unlike Trump, Biden incessantly underestimates America’s number-one competitor – as seen during one of his campaign rallies last May.

“China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man ... they can’t figure out how they’re going to deal with the corruption that exists within the system,” Biden boasted, according to Fox. “I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what, they’re not, they’re not competition for us.”

Because of statements like that, Bossie contends that Biden would unknowingly let China pull the rug out from underneath America on his watch – with his “disastrous policies” driving the economy back to the days of stagnation.

“A typical liberal like Sleepy Joe in the White House would return to failed globalist policies, and China would pass the United States as the world’s leading economic superpower and never look back,” the conservative leader predicted. “A Biden administration would accept the failed status quo at the United Nations that President Trump has called out; a Biden administration would fund the World Health Organization and accept business as usual, and a Biden administration would consent to new job-killing global compacts that would destroy Trump’s policies that prioritize the working men and women in America.”

Targeting Joe and China

Bringing Biden’s failure on China to the forefront, a Trump campaign ad revisited one of the former VP’s latest blunders earlier this year when he chided the president as racist and not medically savvy for enforcing a travel ban to protect Americans from the Wuhan coronavirus.

“During America’s crisis, Biden protected China’s feelings,” the ad shared May 7 on Twitter proclaimed.

It goes on to portray Biden as being confused as to how to deal with China and the pandemic, showing how the VP would rather put Americans at risk than offend China.

The ad also features one of Biden’s quotes chiding Trump for not listening to science regarding COVID-19.

“We have, right now, a crisis with the coronavirus,” Biden stated Jan. 31 in Iowa, according to Reuters. “This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria and xenophobia – hysterical xenophobia – and fearmongering to lead the way instead of science.”

Also taken aim at in the ad was the former VP’s son, Hunter Biden, who is credited with having financial ties to Chinese banks.

“[Joe Biden] stands up for China while China tries to cripple America,” the ad asserts.


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