Biden: ‘We’re Willing To Work With Beijing When It’s In America’s Interest’


President Joe Biden said he is willing to work with the communist government of China as long as it is in America’s interests during a speech on Thursday.

“We’re willing to work with Beijing when it’s in America’s interest to do so,” he said during a speech at the State Department outlining his approach to diplomacy.

The president promised to confront China’s abuses on economic issues, human rights, intellectual property, and global governance, but his approach was starkly different from that of former President Donald Trump.

“We’ll also take on directly the challenges posed by our prosperity, security, and democratic values by our most serious competitor, China,” Biden said.

He argued his administration would confront China with a focus on “building back better” with domestic spending in the United States after the coronavirus pandemic and working to restore diplomatic ties with the rest of the world.

But Biden did not mention during his speech China’s role in a… (Read more)

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