søndag 5. mai 2019

Biden pushes back on critics who question his toughness on China

Joe Biden said Saturday the threat posed by China is one the United States is well-equipped to confront, as he pushed back on criticism from Republicans who saw him as minimizing the Asian nation's power.

In an interview with NBC affiliate WIS-TV in South Carolina, the former vice president laughed at the suggestion he didn’t understand China’s economic and military might. “I never said China’s not a threat. I said we can, if we invest the right way, we can defeat China in every way,” Biden said. “I'm the guy that told the Chinese that when they set up these air defense zones, we’re not going to pay attention. We're gonna fly right through them … China understands that our problems are negligible compared to what they have to face.”