Thirty-one years after that fateful day in Tiananmen Square, Joe Biden called for honoring the scores of students whose lives were taken by China’s People’s Liberation Army in a horrific massacre.
On June 5, 1989 “Tank Man” stood in the middle Chang’an Avenue using only his body to obstruct the advance of a column of tanks. The powerful, now-iconic image is seared into Americans’ collective memory.
Biden’s recent commemorative statement on the Tiananmen Square Massacre calls for honoring the dead students by “recommitting to the universal struggle for human dignity.”
That’s quite an about face. Let’s rewind the tape.
On November 1, 1989, Biden voted against strong sanctions on Communist China as a response to that massacre. As a result, the U.S. response at the time was relegated to some meaningless slaps on the wrist.
Worse, Biden’s abysmal record on China doesn’t stop there. In 1998, he voted against seizing the assets of commercial fronts that operate on behalf of the Chinese Army. In 2001, he supported China’s admission to the World Trade Organization.
Now fast forward to 2020.
For anyone who has been paying attention, Biden’s outrageous comments on the campaign trail in May will come as no surprise. His characterization of Chinese communists as “not bad folks” who are “not competition for us” tells you everything you need to know.
Joe Biden’s longstanding failure to recognize China as a serious threat has led to their taking advantage of economic and military vulnerabilities that Biden’s wrong-headed approach helped create.
The CCP desires to turn China into the world’s lone superpower, and will take down the rest of the world to achieve that goal.
Is Biden’s America strong enough to stand up to their spying, theft, and outright lies? An examination of his record points to no.