Steube Grills Secretary Blinken on Biden Administration Softening Stance on Communist China
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) today questioned U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the Biden Administration’s softening stance towards Communist China.
“I’m concerned that the Biden Administration has begun to systematically undo President Trump’s policies confronting the Chinese Communist Party,” Steube said. “In just a month, the Administration has repealed President Trump’s Executive Order preventing China, as well as Putin’s Russia, from accessing the U.S.’ power grid. They have also rejoined the WHO without getting a single reform out of the organization, refused to commit to keeping Huawei on the entities list, and even revoked rules preventing American investment in Chinese military companies.”
Biden and Blinken have been heavily criticized for weakening the United States’ stance against Communist China since taking office. They have taken the approach to treat China as a partner and considered their attitude towards the adversary as “extreme competition.” This is in stark contrast to former President Trump’s tough stance on Communist China, calling them out for unfair foreign competition, their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, and their egregious human rights abuses.
Steube joined the House Foreign Affairs Committee at the beginning of the 117th Congress.
Steube’s full remarks can be found here or below.