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US Has Sent a Net $309 Billion to Communist China This Year

Terence P. Jeffrey on

Two weeks after he was inaugurated, President Joe Biden traveled over to the State Department to deliver a speech about his foreign policy.

One point he repeatedly stressed in that speech: He was not going to let the People's Republic of China take advantage of the United States.

"American leadership must meet this new moment of advancing authoritarianism, including the growing ambitions of China to rival the United States," Biden said at the beginning of his speech.

"We must start with diplomacy rooted in America's most cherished democratic values: defending freedom, championing opportunity, upholding universal rights, respecting the rule of law and treating every person with dignity," Biden said.

"And we'll also take on directly the challenges posed by our prosperity, security and democratic values by our most serious competitor, China," Biden declared.

"We'll confront China's economic abuses; counter its aggressive, coercive action; to push back on China's attack on human rights, intellectual property and global governance," he said.


Then, Biden specifically focused on the well-being of the American working class -- including how it related to U.S. relations with China.

"Every action we take in our conduct abroad, we must take with American working families in mind," said Biden. "Advancing a foreign policy for the middle class demands urgent focus on our domestic ... economic renewal."

"If we invest in ourselves and our people," Biden said, "if we fight to ensure that American businesses are positioned to compete and win on the global stage, if the rules of international trade aren't stacked against us, if our workers and intellectual property are protected, then there's no country on Earth -- not China or any other country on Earth -- that can match us."

So, how has Biden done in his strategic aims to "push back on China's attack on human rights" and keep "American working families in mind" in every action America takes abroad?


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