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Who's Minding the Store? Joe Biden or Xi Jinping?

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By Wednesday, 03 February 2021 11:59 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Two weeks in office and you have to wonder whose team President Biden is playing on — the United States or Communist China. And now China is dictating the terms of our own foreign policy toward the regime.

During a 30-minute speech delivered Monday night, China's top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, drew a ''red line'' in the sand and warned Biden not to cross it.

''The United States should stop interference in the affairs of Hong Kong, Tibet, and Xinjiang,'' Yang said, referring to issues covering those three regions as China's ''internal affairs.'' He made the remarks while speaking at a virtual event hosted by the New York-based nonprofit the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

Yang added, ''They constitute a red line that must not be crossed. Any trespassing would end up undermining China-U.S. relations and the United States' own interests.''

But as columnist Roger Simon observed, ''The Obama-Biden-Harris administration (let's call it what it really is) wouldn't dream of such a thing.''

Indeed they wouldn't. Yang's warning came at a time when Biden is bending over backward to give the store away to China.

Newsmax White House correspondent Emerald Robinson brought the issue up last week to the administration's spokeswoman, Jen Psaki.

''In an executive order that the president signed last week, he also suspended a Trump administration executive order, particularly aimed at keeping foreign countries — specifically China — from interfering in the U.S. power grid'' she said.

''Why did he do that, especially related to something so critical to our national security as our power grid?'' Robinson asked.

Psaki didn't appear to be pleased with the question, and gave the same response that's become all too familiar whenever a reporter asks something other than the president's favorite Disney cartoon princess.

''I'll have to check on that specific piece and we'll circle back with you directly.''

The order that Robinson referred to was a provision buried deep within a larger order having nothing to do with either China or the U.S. power grid. It was about climate change. And that's especially troubling given Biden's reputation for being soft on China.

Trump's Executive Order 13920, signed May 1, 2020, found ''that foreign adversaries are increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in the United States bulk-power system.''

The order prohibited the acquisition or installation of ''any bulk-power electric equipment ... designed, developed, manufactured, or supplied, by persons owned by, controlled by, or subject to the jurisdiction or direction of a foreign adversary ...''

Why would Biden suspend an order that promotes our national security?

For that matter, why would he sign orders that effectively opens the Southwest border to illegal immigration? That also reduces national security.

He signed other orders that halts oil and gas production and exploration on public land at a moment when the United States became energy independent for the first time since 1957. That was a win for national security, and Biden's orders change that.

For that matter, why did Biden appoint Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be his ambassador to the United Nations?

In an October 2019 speech she delivered at a Chinese Communist Party-funded Confucius Institute, Thomas-Greenfield praised China's interference in Africa and its Belt and Road Initiative, with a goal to achieve trade dominance and control in order to compete with and overtake the United States.

She also bashed her own country in the same speech.

''Those who would criticize Chinese predatory lending or the governments who accept these deals must also acknowledge that in many cases, the United States and the West is not showing up or offering viable alternatives,'' Thomas-Greenfield said. ''This is especially the case because U.S. investment in diplomatic engagement is lagging.''

Last week a group of tech executives calling themselves the China Strategy Group warned that China is "surging to overtake the United States in critical areas.''

The group included former Google CEO Eric Schmidt.

"America's technological leadership is fundamental to its security, prosperity, and democratic way of life," the group wrote. "But this vital advantage is now at risk, with China surging to overtake the United States in critical areas.''

And China has been on a shopping spree for U.S. corporations as another method of achieving that dominance, according to China expert and author Gordon Chang.

''When [China] owns a company, they have influence over the company's direction and the people,'' he said. ''We have got to be concerned. We should be breaking those linkages.''

Instead, Biden is opening doors to our power grid, setting us on the road to energy dependence, opening the borders to thousands of unvetted illegal immigrants, and appointing China apologists to positions of power.

Which president is minding the store? Joe Biden or Xi Jinping?

Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He is also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. Read Dorstewitz's Reports — More Here.

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Joe Biden is opening doors to our power grid, setting us on the road to energy dependence, opening the borders to thousands of unvetted illegal immigrants, and appointing China apologists to positions of power.
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