President Biden asked other wealthy democracies to sign a strongly worded letter condemning China’s use of forced labor.1
We’ve got to give credit where credit is due.
Despite Biden being weak on China in the run-up to the 2020 election whereby Democrats dishonestly sought to minimize America’s greatest foreign policy threat,2 they are now starting to acknowledge that Trump was right. Democrats undeniably put their political self-interest over national interest by downplaying China’s human rights abuses, military aggression, intellectual property theft, currency manipulation, economic colonization, and responsibility for the COVID-19 pandemic.
The latter of which we should’ve been strategically calling the “China virus,” but Democrats called that hate speech and so therefore what would’ve been a useful way to highlight China’s culpability was tossed aside in the interest of making Trump look xenophobic.
If we as Americans embraced the reality that not only did the virus come from China, but more importantly, that this pandemic was largely created by the CCP’s suppression of whistle-blowers, then the G-7 would’ve been beyond fussing over wording and instead implementing economic sanctions.
Anthony “In Fauci We Trust” Fauci still doesn’t know if the virus was made in a lab! You’d think getting to the bottom of this would be a top international priority so it doesn’t happen again. Americans should be outraged at China right now, but Democrats have been so successful in downplaying China’s responsibility for COVID-19 that the only political capital the G-7 had was to include this short paragraph in their 25-page communique whereby they ask China to be nicer. Pretty please?
Calling on China to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms, especially in relation to Xinjiang and those rights, freedoms and high degree of autonomy for Hong Kong enshrined in the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law.
I suppose it’s better than nothing. At least the Biden family isn’t trying to continue to profit off the presidency’s prestige by selling access to the largest Chinese buyer.
But hopefully, the G-7 will eventually be tougher on China because otherwise, we’ll get more and more John Cena’s apologizing in Chinese.
You also know the West is in a perilous situation when “China Joe” is pushing the hardest to condemn China.
Biden had pushed to include stronger language on China’s forced labor practices, especially in the agricultural, solar and garment sectors. The leaders of Germany, Japan, and the European Commission, because of their economic ties to China, were reluctant to be so explicit. — Eli Stokols, Los Angeles Times3
The clocking is ticking because with each passing moment Europe will continue to fall more and more under the iron grip of another ethnocentric state.
Germany, which exports millions of cars to China annually, is among allies skeptical of a hard stance against China that could backfire. Japan, a close neighbor and trading partner of China, has also been wary. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told Biden as much when they met at the White House in April. And Italy signed a 2019 memorandum of understanding with China to join its “Belt and Road Initiative,” the sprawling infrastructure development project that the G-7 is now attempting to blunt. — Ashley Parker, The Washington Post4
Germany, Italy, and Japan seem to be a bit too indifferent of genocide again. History history… history.