Hopefully what happened today with China isn’t representative of how they plan on running President Joe Biden moving forward.
While most of the media was hyper-focused on Biden’s inauguration event, on the same day that former President Trump left office, China announced an unprecedented level of sanctions against some of Trump’s top officials, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former national security advisor Robert O’Brien and former trade advisor Peter Navarro, according to CNBC.
In total, the communist regime sanctioned 28 Americans, preventing them from doing business in China either personally or with companies they’re connected to.
“These individuals and their immediate family members are prohibited from entering the mainland of China, Hong Kong and Macao. They and companies and institutions associated with them are also restricted from doing business with China,” the ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement, just hours after Biden was sworn in as president.
Apparently, China isn’t happy with some of the statements — which were true — that Pompeo and others have made about the country recently, including the controversy involving the Uighur Muslim minorities in China, who Pompeo and other experts have warned are experiencing genocide.
Biden’s administration echoed the concerns expressed by Pompeo and vowed to stand against it.
“The unspeakable oppression that Uighurs and other ethnic minorities have suffered at the hands of China’s authoritarian government is genocide and Joe Biden stands against it in the strongest terms,” Biden’s campaign said recently.
But China, of course, claims that the people it sanctioned today are the root cause of distressed relations between China and the United States.
“Over the past few years, some anti-China politicians in the United States, out of their selfish political interests and prejudice and hatred against China and showing no regard for the interests of the Chinese and American people, have planned, promoted and executed a series of crazy moves which have gravely interfered in China’s internal affairs, undermined China’s interests, offended the Chinese people, and seriously disrupted China-U.S. relations,” the ministry wrote in their statement.
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Former Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar also made the list, along with former Trump associate Steve Bannon and John Bolton.
The first day of Biden’s presidency has already shown that China seems bent on attempting to regain the edge when it comes to dealing with America, something that Trump refused to let happen, even taking great political risk in the process, which was evidenced in the many trade deals he negotiated and tariffs involved in the process.
Hopefully, Biden’s administration shows some fortitude and doesn’t let the communist nation walk all over us again, as they did during the Barack Obama years.