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Shades of 2011. Biden again excuses grotesque human rights violations by China

by | Feb 17, 2021

By Dave Andrusko

Pro-lifers with long memories will recall the stupendously stupid remarks then Vice President Joe Biden make in 2011 to Chinese students at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China. Based on the official transcript put out by the State Department, Biden was responding to questions and made a comparison between the United States and China—both facing the prospect of many retirees and not enough workers. Our situation is because of lower fertility rates and longer life spans. 

For China?

“Your policy has been one which I fully understand—I’m not second-guessing—of one child per family,” Biden said. “The result being that you’re in a position where one wage earner will be taking care of four retired people.  Not sustainable.” 

The “policy” which Biden made sure the students knew he wasn’t “second guessing” was rife with forced abortion, coerced sterilization, and infanticide.

Well, now President Biden was at it again in a CNN town hall meeting in Milwaukee  where (as the New York Post headline put it), he “dismisses Uighur genocide as part of China’s ‘different norms.’ ”

Here are the lead paragraphs in Emily Jacobs’ story:

President Biden is dismissing the genocide against the Uighur population in China, dubbing the mass internment a “different norm” — despite the State Department this month responding to “atrocities” in the camps, following reports of systemic rape and torture.

The commander-in-chief made the remarks after being asked during his CNN town hall Tuesday evening about his recent conversation with his Chinese counterpart, starting his response by relaying Xi’s justification for the abuses.

“If you know anything about Chinese history, it has always been, the time when China has been victimized by the outer world is when they haven’t been unified at home,” Biden began. “So the central — well, vastly overstated — the central principle of Xi Jinping is that there must be a united, tightly controlled China. And he uses his rationale for the things he does based on that.”

According to Fox News, “The BBC recently ran a damning report about allegations of forced labor and sexual abuse in the Xinjiang region. The BBC reported that there was a formal legal opinion published in the United Kingdom that states there is a “very credible case” that Beijing is carrying out genocide against the Uighurs, a claim that China has denied.”

Jacobs added, “Following the release of the BBC report, China banned the outlet in its territory.”

By contrast, the Trump administration was vocal about China’s genocidal repression. Appearing on “Mornings With Maria,” Trump Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Maria Bartiromo today that

President Biden is echoing “Chinese propaganda” in remarks about the Chinese Communist Party’s persecution of minorities and political dissidents.

“That language that it’s just a set of different norms, that’s the Chinese propaganda line, they want you to think this is just a quiet nation [that] may have a little bit of a different system, but goodness gracious, what’s all the fuss about?… The truth of the matter is they are trying to wipe out an entire people.” 

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Categories: Human Rights