Cool Down Of U.S.-China Relationship
The one who opened the China door in the early 70’s, former Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger has advised the incoming Biden administration to move quickly to restore lines of communication with China to avoid military conflict.
Kissinger told the session of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum that, “unless there is some basis for some cooperative action, the world will slide into a catastrophe comparable to World War I.”
Kissinger is worried that America and China are now drifting increasingly toward confrontation and they’re now conducting their diplomacy in a confrontational way.
The 97-year old diplomat was the one who paved the way for President Richard Nixon’s historic 1972 trip to China.
Since the pandemic hit this year, President Trump has stepped up his criticism of China blaming them for the spread of the virus and the death toll in the U.S. The relations between the two countries are at the lowest in decades. Trump is planning several new hardline moves against China in the remaining weeks of his term.
President-elect Joe Biden has received a briefing on national security and diplomacy from a group of experts outside of government. Trump is still barring Biden from receiving a classified intelligence briefing that typically is given to a President-elect.
President Trump is also in the middle of a legal battle. He fired the Department of Homeland Security official Chris Kreisler who had rejected Trump’s claims of widespread voter fraud.
At this critical time, our nation is facing the pandemic disaster and an economic downturn and we do not see any peaceful solution to the political dispute.
Even with the vaccine on the market soon, we still don’t know how many of our sisters and brothers will lose their lives before they can get help. This is really a shameful national tragedy.