President Joe Biden will impose costs on China but also work to repair democracy at home in a bid to win the emerging rivalry between the world’s top two economies, a top aide said Friday.
Jake Sullivan, the national security advisor, said that the new administration’s strategy included renewing alliances and robust investment in technology to ensure the United States retains a critical edge.
In a veiled reference to defeated president Donald Trump, whose baseless allegations of election fraud culminated in a mob attack on the US Capitol, Sullivan said that China was becoming more explicit in contending that it had a better model.
“They’re pointing to dysfunction and division in the United States and saying — take a look at that, their system doesn’t work, our system does,” Sullivan said at the US Institute of Peace.
“So step one,” he said, “is to refurbish the fundamental foundation of our democracy.”
“And that goes for everything from our democratic system itself to issues of…
Source: Guardian Newspaper