Highlights of Lude Media (Night)-Feb 4, 2021

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• President Biden delivered a foreign policy speech. As for China, Biden said, “we will also take on directly the challenges posed by our prosperity, security, and democratic values by our most serious competitor, China…… But we’ll work with Beijing when it’s in our interest to do so”.

o As a professional politician, Biden’s ambiguous remarks have left the Chinese Communist Party(CCP) wondering what his foreign policy really is. Biden was elected to power by various forces, and it is impossible to set the tone now.

o White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said a “priority” of the Biden administration is “dealing with China’s trade abuses” that harm American workers, adding that President Biden’s national security strategy will lead with “diplomacy.”

o So far, the Biden administration has not distinguished between the CCP and China.

• Secretary Mike Pompeo commented on Biden’s remarks at Fox News, saying America can’t go back to Obama-era foreign policy.

o It’s never in America’s interest to work with Communist China. Secretary Pompeo believes that the United States must take a tough approach against the CCP.

• Britain’s broadcasting regulator, the Office of Communications (Ofcom), said that it had withdrawn the license for China Global Television Network to operate in the United Kingdom in part because its affiliation with the CCP violates broadcasting laws. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a complaint against the BBC, shortly after the Ofcom decision was released, saying a report aired by the BBC late last month about China’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was “fake news.”

o After President Trump stepped down and then was blocked by Twitter, mainstream media’s click-through rates dropped dramatically. Now, these media are looking for a new hot topic, which will be the CCP.

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