Joe Biden has a China problem.
According to a recent Rasmussen report, nearly 70% of U.S. voters believe it is likely that COVID-19 originated in a Chinese laboratory.
Americans are angry and they want answers; they expect Biden to provide them. As new evidence surfaces that the pandemic was probably caused by lab experiments gone wrong, and as China continues to obstruct investigations into the virus’ origins, voters will want Biden to stand up to China.
Uncle Joe cannot do that.
Just like Barack Obama, President Biden desperately needs China. For starters, he needs President Xi Jinping to help him sell his extreme climate proposals to American voters. Xi can do that by making some climate vows of behalf of Beijing, however insincere.
China’s emissions are more than twice those of the U.S. and growing fast; Biden cannot ask Americans to destroy our abundant and efficient energy industries, to invest trillions of dollars in higher-cost renewables and pay increased electricity prices while China sails ahead building even more coal-fired power plant. Americans won’t stand for it.
Biden will also need Beijing’s help in navigating the restart of