The Biden/Harris regime promised that they would “elevate diplomacy” and “seek a more coordinated approach” with US Allies. The problem is that our allies have shown they have very little if any faith in the Biden/Harris strategy. This is what Biden/Harris diplomacy with China looks like: Joe and America take a back seat.
“The best China strategy, I think, is one which gets every one of our — or at least what used to be our — allies on the same page,” Biden told the New York Times in December. “It’s going to be a major priority for me in the opening weeks of my presidency to try to get us back on the same page with our allies.”
A Chilly Reception, (They Pretty Much Sh*t All Over It)
According to The Epoch Times, leaders of serveral U.S. Allies in Europe have expressed their displeasure with the Biden/Harris plan.
France spoke up first,
“French President Emmanuel Macron last week pushed against the idea of building a bloc against China, calling it “counterproductive.” “This is a scenario of the highest possible conflictuality,” Macron said on Feb. 4 during an interview with the think tank Atlantic Council. “This one, for me, is counterproductive because it will push China to increase its regional strategy,” he said, adding that it would also discourage Beijing from cooperating on global issues such as climate change.”
The response in Berlin wasn’t any better either, recently embattled Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel reportedly “refused to side with the United States to contain China” Indeed Merkel proceeded to publicly embarrass the Biden/Harris regime at the Davos World Economic Forum,
“I would very much wish to avoid the building of blocs,” Merkel said Jan. 26. “I don’t think it would do justice to many societies if we were to say this is the United States and over there is China and we are grouping around either the one or the other. This is not my understanding of how things ought to be.”
Even the UK is Lukewarm on Biden/Harris’ China Diplomacy
Politico reported that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Government isn’t expecting huge changes or an increase in pressure on China any time soon. “I don’t think there will be a huge change to the actual strategic policy that the U.S. has toward China,” said one U.K. official, adding that the expectation was that the key break with the Trump years would be a U.S. desire to build alliances in opposition to Chinese economic, military and diplomatic influence — rather than to go it alone. “We are naturally the closest partner of the U.S. on that kind of issue.”
U.K.’s former national security adviser Mark Sedwill wrote “We need a consistent, coherent and comprehensive allied consensus in a new relationship with China,” Sedwill wrote. “We must contest their behaviour when it disrupts global security, breaks international trade rules, breaches our own anti-slavery measures.”. It would seem that London is taking a harder stance on China than Washington, DC.