Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden recently reinforced his position on supporting China’s admittance into the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001.
“It’s in our interest for China to be stable,” Biden said during a town hall with CNN’s Jake Tapper on September 10. “We want China to grow. We don’t want a war with China.”
“I said to [Chinese President] Xi Jinping … you may remember [President Obama] wanted me to spend time with him as vice president. He couldn’t do it … so I traveled around the world with him. [Jinping] asked, ‘Why do you keep saying you’re a Pacific power?’ I said, ‘Because we are. We are a Pacific power. If we weren’t, you would not be able to have any stability at all.”
.@jaketapper: Do you think in retrospect you were naive about China [re: allowing China into WTO and granting them most favored nation status]
Biden: “No” pic.twitter.com/ctyZeoFi8r
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) September 10, 2020
In 2011, then-Vice President Biden said, “It is in our self-interest that China continue to prosper.”
In addition to supporting China’s entry into the WTO, a move that has reportedly eliminated more than 3.4 million jobs from the United States economy, Biden defended normalizing trade relations with China. Of the 3.4 million jobs lost, roughly 2.6 million were eliminated in manufacturing, Breitbart reported.
“It is not in our interest for China to take advantage of us. What has Trump done? Poked his finger in the eye of allies and embraced every autocrat in the world … we make up 25% of the world economy and we’ve lost all our friends,” Biden told CNN last week. “The way to keep China in line is to make two things clear. Insist we play by international rules.”
The Democrat presidential candidate’s son Hunter Biden assisted the Chinese government in obtaining an automotive company in Michigan, Breitbart reported. The company has reportedly expanded jobs outside the U.S. in China, Mexico, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, and South America.
Aside from his support of China in the WTO, Biden also voted for NAFTA which led to the elimination of millions of more American jobs. He also supported KORUS, which eliminated roughly 60,000 American jobs, and fought for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP would have cost a minimum of 330,000 American jobs if President Trump had not stopped it.
According to a Pew Research Center survey, most Americans view China as a “threat” to the United States. Nearly 91 percent of Americans view China’s power and influence as a greater threat than global warming, Russia’s power and influence, the global economy and global poverty.