Sitting in house are things that were ‘Made in China’…..
The same goes across the American landscape….
Not much thought about that actually…
But it seems that as China’s name has kept coming up in President Biden’s National Security briefing over the last yeara nad half?
And alarm bell must have gone off…
Because quietly we are reading how the President has directed arms of the American Government to push clamping down on China in trade and Tech…..
We now have reports of Chinese ‘police stations’ in America….
Stories of the pandsemic coming FROM China….
Chinese spy ballons flying over America….
China Government access to social media network TikTok…..
Russia is trying to get China help in its conflict with the Ukraine….
And of course flexing over Taiwan…..
She echoed warnings made against China from US officials such as Secretary of State Antony Blinken that the country should not assist Russia in its war with Ukraine, otherwise “the consequences of any violations would be severe.”
The federal government will address any national security concerns through export controls, sanctions and by restricting foreign investments, Yellen said.
In a speech at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Yellen outlined three objectives of the US relationship with China: prioritizing national security and defending human rights, promoting a healthy and fair economic relationship with China and cooperating with China to address global issues.
Yellen’s remarks come at a time when tensions with China remain high, a few months after a Chinese spy balloon flew across the continental United States. Beijing’s role on the world stage, especially when it comes to the war in Ukraine, has also been a growing concern for US officials. The Biden administration is also expected to lay out restrictions on American companies investing in China, which would escalate tensions further.
Economic policymakers at this month’s World Bank Spring Meetings also expressed concerns at China’s lending practices. A study published last month showed that China spent $240 billion to bail out 22 countries between 2008 and 2021, including Argentina, Pakistan, Kenya and Turkey. That’s in addition to the loans China has given to countries in Asia, Africa and Europe to fund infrastructure megaprojects.
TikTok, which is owned by a Beijing-based parent company, has also come under scrutiny for its ties with China as governments around the world have banned the social media app for national security reasons, though there still isn’t any public evidence that the Chinese government has spied on people through TikTok.
And while Yellen has criticized China in the past, her speech on Thursday took on a more hawkish tone by underscoring that the United States is not afraid to take action when it comes to national security….
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