Shortly after the Biden administration took office, anti-China lawmakers frequently forced the palace.
According to Fox News, on February 2 local time, all Republicans from the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee sent a letter to Jack Sullivan, the president’s assistant national security affairs, urging the White House to provide a “clear explanation” on how to fight against the “threat from the Communist Party of China”.
Fox News said that the letter was co-written by all Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee.
They claim that despite some nominated or appointed officials in the Biden administration have talked about China on different occasions, they are still “disturbed that you have not clearly stated how the government plans to continue the fruitful measures over the past four years to protect our territory from this far-reaching threat”.
In addition, these lawmakers also slandered China for “infiltration and exploitation” of the country’s communication and technology fields without foundation.
In addition to asking the White House to make a clear statement, these lawmakers also provided Sullivan and even the Biden administration with a “choice”.
The statement mentioned that they wanted to establish a “productive partnership” with Sullivan and the Biden administration as a whole, and asked for a briefing on “counterattacking China”.
Since Biden’s administration took office, the drama of “forcing the palace” seems to be playing out continuously.
On the same day that the House Homeland Security Committee sent a letter to Sullivan, Michael McCall, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, joined 20 representatives, to ask the Senate to suspend the confirmation of the nomination of Gina Raimondo, the candidate for Secretary of Commerce nominated by Biden until the Biden administration clarified its position on Huawei.
As originally planned, the Senate Commerce Committee of the United States Senate is expected to vote on Raymondo’s nomination on February 3.
Earlier, on January 25, Republican congressmen Romney, Rubio, Cotton and Sass, who had always held an anti-China position, jointly wrote to new finance minister Yellen, urging her to take a tough stance on China’s economic and trade issues.
A few days later, three anti-China members of the U.S. Senate, Marco Rubio, Ben Sasse and Tom Cotton, also wrote to Raymondo, asking her to clarify her position on Huawei in writing.
Just yesterday, Yang Jiechi, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and director of the Office of the Central Foreign Affairs Committee, issued an appeal to Biden’s new government during a video dialogue with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations on February 2, “I hope that the new U.S. government will follow the will and historical trend of the two peoples, focus on cooperation and control differences.
Promote Sino-US relations back to the right track of healthy and stable development.
Yang Jiechi mentioned that in the past few years, due to the extremely wrong anti-China policy of the Trump administration in the United States, Sino-US relations have encountered unprecedented serious difficulties since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Some people in the United States stick to the cold war mentality, regard China as a threat, adopt a series of wrong words and deeds that interfere in China’s internal affairs and harm China’s interests
Obstruct the destruction of normal exchanges and mutually beneficial cooperation between China and the United States, and try to promote China and the United States to “decoupling” and even engage in the so-called “new cold war”, seriously undermine Sino-US relations and seriously damage the roots of the two peoples.
This interest is contrary to the trend of today’s era.
The New York Times warned on February 1 that “we should be modest when discussing China” and “Biden needs to deal with China and reduce the risk of war while grasping it well”.