The former secretary of state minimized the threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) during a discussion on Monday with the Atlantic Council on foreign policy. She said people “can’t blame a country for acting in its own self-interest.”
Continuing her controversial remarks, Hillary Clinton went on to say that instead of criticizing, we should question ourselves for not being more effective in how we deal with the CCP’s new, more aggressive and ambitious approach.
During the discussion, Clinton, while downplaying the CCP’s abuses, criticized President Trump and his administration for taking active steps against the CCP.
When asked about how the next president should handle the relationship with the CCP, her response was ambiguous, saying that every relationship must be constantly reassessed, and she explained that while the aggressive nature of the CCP’s ambitions is very clear “militarily, strategically, economically and internationally,” the United States needs a clear and coherent approach to the CCP that supposedly has not been seen under President Trump’s administration.
Later in the discussion, Clinton’s comments went from ambiguous to contradictory. After minimizing the Party’s threat to its abuses around the world, Clinton acknowledged that the CCP has expanded its influence “not just in Asia but in Africa, in the South Pacific, even in Europe, and certainly in Latin America.
She also spoke with praise for the CCP’s growth, both domestically and abroad, and how it has managed to build a competitive model that has been thought out for the long term. She criticized the United States for blaming the CCP for acting in its own interests. And she blamed President Trump for this tendency to think critically about the CCP’s domestic and international policies.
In contrast, she presented the Democratic duo Biden-Harris as the right alternative to try to bring the relationship between the two countries to a supposedly more stable and predictable course.
As reported by Breitbart News, Biden has also repeatedly downplayed the advance of the CCP’s as something of concern to the United States.
““China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man. They can’t even figure out how to deal with the fact that they have this great division between the China Sea and the mountains in the East,” he said at an Iowa campaign event last year.
Peter Schweizer, a senior contributor to Breitbart News, revealed the extremely high levels of corruption in Biden’s ties with CCP in his bestselling book “Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends.“
Schweizer explains in his arguments that in December 2013, Biden traveled to China to meet with CCP authorities. The supposed objective of the meeting was to confront CCP authorities in defense of the neighboring countries that were making claims of sovereignty with respect to the last unilateral decisions of the Party to exercise air rights over the South Pacific and the South China Sea.
According to Schweizer, he did not come back with satisfactory answers regarding international sovereignty, but he did come back with big business for his son Hunter Biden (who was one of his traveling companions). Ten days after his return, Hunter, who had a small business and no declared capital, much less experience in Chinese finance, obtained a huge $1.5 billion trade deal from the CCP.
This was the first of three major deals made by the CCP with sons or close associates of Vice President Biden. All of these are detailed in the book.