At Davos, Switzerland the President of China delivered a speech by video that I am sure escaped the attention of most Americans. One of the most notable and chilling lines of the speech makes it clear that China is issuing the Biden Administration a warning:
“To build small circles or start a new Cold War, to reject, threaten or intimidate others, to willfully impose decoupling, supply disruption or sanctions, and to create isolation or estrangement will only push the world into division and even confrontation. We cannot tackle common challenges in a divided world, and confrontation will lead us to a dead end.”Xi Jinping, President of China
This is a clear statement of intent from China:
If you, the United States:
- Do not return to the pre-Trump policies of unbalanced trade deficits and unchallenged Chinese hegemony of the South China Sea;
- Do not return our domestic manufacturing to China, including our near sole dependence on medical needs and supplies; and
- Do not lift the sanctions that have been placed in response to the enslavement of an entire ethnic race inside the borders of China…
… then the Army, Navy, and Air Force that China has built and expanded over the past 20+ years will be called to action and the “Cold War” will turn to a “Hot War.”
Ladies and Gentlemen:
CHINA IS NOT OUR FRIEND
China is an existential threat to the entire world and President Trump knew it. Now China threatens the Biden Administration, with a hand in the proverbial “Velvet Glove” in a way that compels the Administration to return to 2016 and the most-favored China policies of old. This is exactly why we cannot have a President that has been compromised by his dealings with China. It was only one year ago that we discovered that as a nation we were almost solely dependent on China for our medical supplies and needs. We found this out only after China unleashed a world-wide virus that we are still dealing with today. Our masks, PPE, and vital pharmaceutical supplies were dependent on a supply chain owned and controlled by China – and you will recall that China threatened to cut off our supply to vital medical supplies if they felt threatened by the U.S. response to the COVID virus.
That is the world China wants to return to, and it appears the Biden Administration is going to play along. His “Build Back Better” slogan would be more accurate if it read “Build China Back Better” – because if we don’t – well, we just might have a war on our hands.
China has systematically looted U.S. technology and used it to build a military equal in fighting capability to the U.S. For those not familiar with some of the technologies and equipment, let me give you visual demonstration of what we face.
The Air Force
The Chinese have made bold and startling advances in aircraft technology; witness the Chinese J20 Stealth aircraft (left), and the U.S.’s latest air superiority weapon, the F35 Stealth aircraft (right).
Eerily similar…are they not?
The Chinese Navy has brazenly stolen and copied U.S. ship-building plans:
You do not have to be an Armor Crewman to understand what is happening here:
Crew training will make the difference, but can you see the steal?
No, Mr. Biden – now is not the time to go easy on China. We had them right were we wanted them, and you will now let them off the hook. Your policies will allow China to pull ahead of the U.S. in just a few short years. I do not believe that is the position that most Americans will accept.
The question that must now be asked is: Are you going to wilt under the threat that the President of China just administered to you, or will you stand up to this international bully?
Your actions in the coming weeks and months will determine if we will all be eating with chopsticks soon.
For the reader – if you want some additional insight into the problem that we face I recommend reading P.W. Singers’ futuristic novel, Ghost Fleet:
“The United States, China, and Russia eye each other across a twenty-first century version of the Cold War, which suddenly heats up at sea, on land, in the air, in outer space, and in cyberspace. The fighting involves everything from stealthy robotic–drone strikes to old warships from the navy’s ‘ghost fleet.‘ “
Marc King is a frequent contributor to The MoCo Conservative and lives in Germantown, Maryland.
- Main image credit: DoubleScoop