What is Biden thinking?
Nikki Haley, a Republican presidential contender, has expressed her disapproval of President Joe Biden’s approach to the United States’ relationship with China. Haley, the former governor of South Carolina, voiced her disappointment in Biden’s reluctance to take a tougher stance against China, characterizing the Eastern nation as an adversary to the United States. Her criticism emerged following Biden’s statement that he did not wish to “contain China.”
Accordind to the Washington Examiner, In an appearance on the State of the Union, Haley remarked, “I perceive China as an adversary, and what is disheartening about Biden’s actions is that China has recently acquired 400,000 acres of American soil, particularly near the Grand Forks Air Force Base.” She continued, “They have purchased our largest pork producer, persistently engaged in the theft of $600 billion worth of intellectual property, funneled millions into our universities while pilfering research and disseminating propaganda.”
Haley posed the question, “How much more must occur?” before the President decides to take a firm stance against China. She also argued against the notion that sending additional U.S. Cabinet members to China was the appropriate solution.
When questioned during a press conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, about Chinese President Xi Jinping’s allegations that he aims to contain China, Biden refuted these claims, stating, “I simply want to ensure that we have an open and honest relationship with China.”
China’s economy has experienced minimal growth this year, with a 0.3% decline in prices in July and a slowdown in the country’s gross domestic product. Regarding China’s economic situation, Biden has suggested that it might reduce the likelihood of China attempting to invade Taiwan, a longstanding concern within the United States.
Haley is running for president in the 2024 election, competing against fellow Republicans such as former President Donald Trump, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) in the party’s primary. According to a recent poll, nearly all Republican candidates in the primary race hold an advantage over Biden in a general election, with Haley leading by the largest margin of 49% against Biden’s 43%.