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Biden's commitment to Asia to be tested after 'America First' Trump

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Trump's 'Trump and Trump family first' policies have made Trump and family richer and China stronger. How many businesses do the various Trumps have in partnership with CCP rulers?

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@townsend

yes, his policy was & still is ‘trump first’

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Nothing to test

It will be "China first"

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The many blunders of the inept and unfit current occupant of the White House will take decades to fix.

POTUS 46 will have a difficult job restoring the stature of the United States of America after 4 years of incompetence and xenophobia in the White House.

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PTownsendToday  07:03 am JST

Trump's 'Trump and Trump family first' policies have made Trump and family richer and China stronger. How many businesses do the various Trumps have in partnership with CCP rulers?

Yes the Trump Tower .. I thought It was in New York.

After a through research I found that is in China. Beijing .

90% of all the business of Trump family is in CCP

Trump's salary is paid by Xi

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Wait until Trump is ripped away from his office first. He's literally considering martial law

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Wait until Trump is ripped away from his office first. He's literally considering martial law

Ivanka’s trademark for Chinese made coffins may come in handy yet...

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"Tested?" I dont think so, in my opinion, the entire WORLD will have a sigh of relief on January 20th, as the nightmare of Trump is hopefully put to sleep, once and forever!

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Trump was a major blip in presidential history, hopefully never to be repeated, even by other Trumps.

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Some experts on U.S.-Japan relationship said a change from Trump to Biden administration will likely be felt in a "short-term, tangible way" such as through the negotiations on a new cost-sharing agreement for American military forces stationed in Japan.

How is this going to fix anything? There's a disparity, exploited by politicians on both sides. No point in sweeping it under the carpet. Confronting it and lead a common goal to minimise the disparity (not threaten and humiliate) should be the way forward.

As for China, I hope Biden won't rule out severing China/US relationship, because Trump's attempt at decoupling has only resulted in a more obnoxious China even more intent on separating USA from its allies.

China's agenda is not world domination, it's control. Anyone who engages with China must be willing to set boundary (and independent national course), especially when China accuse you of doing so and discriminating against China.

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Tested?" I dont think so, in my opinion, the entire WORLD will have a sigh of relief on January 20th, as the nightmare of Trump is hopefully put to sleep, once and forever!

Not the entire world. I read he’s popular among Russian and Vietnamese people.

Like when Obama replaced the disastrous Bush 2, the US’s credibility around the world will generally improve. Biden obviously doesn’t have the gravitas of Obama, but at least he isn’t preposterous, a pathological liar and a crackpot conspiracy theorist.

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The Trump loyalists are running scared, promoting the Biden/China narrative. All you have to do is a bit of honest research to see which PotUS (and family) has the most ties with China. That includes praising Xi on numerous occasions, even when it comes to imprisoning people because of their ethnicity.

Dialogue between the US and China. That's the way forward for these two authoritarian states. Followed by a dismantling of each country into smaller entities, like the former USSR.

The last is just wishful thinking, btw.

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I'll be fine with it as long as China keeps getting the short end of the stick in any Asia policies.

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Biden left the White House four years ago.

???

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Biden will be a huge improvement and will work hard to correct the many mistakes made in the past four years. Biden will have focus on many things but one main one will be to keep tabs on China and Russia and keep this region free, safe and secure for everyone.

Trump never deserved to be president because of outside interference and he proved over four long years that he has no leadership abilities at all. He is still proving it in his final weeks. That anyone can support such a self centered person with no desire to make America great but to make Trump great, defies belief. Intelligent seeming people have been hoodwinked and continue to voice support for a vagabond President who's academic credentials are fake, his business credentials are multiple bankruptcies and failed businesses dealings. He has no morals at all and he cares nothing for the massive death toll of his people in this pandemic.

I feel sad for people who believe in him and his lies, they all deserve much better but they continue to sell themselves and their country short in their loyal defense of a fool. I hope one day they can wake up from the fog clouding their judgement.

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Anyone who thinks China is going to be better off with Biden simply isn't playing with a full deck. The pivot to Asia began under he Obama administration. The Quad is in play and the UK and France are sending warships to the region to send China the message. The U.S. position towards China is bipartisan, and after China's action on Hong Kong, it's a good bet that the world will not let them "take" Taiwan. The US wuill now be lead by an administration that can and will work with it's allies. Even moreso than the Pacific, the Russians are now going to be facing a NATO united again under US leadership. Something idiot45 abandoned after many decades.

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I hereby reserve any opinion until we see this guy work for a few months.

If nothing major happens (Taiwan over run, North Korea, china attacks Tokyo again)

then I will have a different opinion of GI Joe.

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I hope that Mr Biden starts talking to the North Korea's supreme leader KJU, I just hope that he calms thing down and starts to build up a better relationship with KJU.

It seems that Mr Biden has a monumental mountain to climb trying to fix the divided, broken nation, and international embarrassment, that DT has created.

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I wonder when Mr Biden will start to drain the swamp?

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MSM and the dems are gonna be choking on a massive crow very soon...

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MSM and the dems are gonna be choking on a massive crow very soon...

Wow. It's almost like some folk actively want their country to crumble into the sea, just in order to own the libs.

Grow up, right wing America. Whether it's Biden or the other fella, everything that happens in your country affects the rest of us. Y'know - the world?

But if you do wish to remain in the sandbox, please remember, there's more of us than there is of you. We can isolate and boycott you, if that's what you truly want. Personally, I'd rather we all be friends and unite against capitalism. How about it?

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Brian WhewayToday  04:15 pm JST

I wonder when Mr Biden will start to drain the swamp?

Jan 21, 2021.

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be more like China first, Get ready for it"

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"It's a team that reflects the fact that America is back. Ready to lead the world, not retreat from it...Ready to confront our adversaries and not reject our allies," 

The problem is for 47 years Biden still doesn't know who our enemies or allies are. Biden is just less hated than Trump, that is all.

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MSM and the dems are gonna be choking on a massive crow very soon.

I can tell you that much of the new hardware coming into service with the US military today entered development circa 2010-ish or even before with an eye on China's developing military. Ashton Carter, Bob Work and Sean Stackley were very much determined to bring systems on line to allow the US to defeat Chinese forces if it ever comes to that. Nobody is blind about the threat China represents and especially since the ascension of Xi Jinping to CCP General Secretary and PRC President but while the programs were not classified (if you know how to read Congressional budget documents you can see the spending lines and the program names, even production schedules and you can trust the Chinese and Russians understand those budget documents as well as any member of Congress does btw) nobody was making boastful claims or showcasing anything. Just a lot of hard work going on quietly in the background as part of the Pivot to the Pacific. The defense press covered much of it but few aside from those involved in military affairs reads that stuff and the work went unnoticed.

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The problem is for 47 years Biden still doesn't know who our enemies or allies are. Biden is just less hated than Trump, that is all

Well if you believe as Donald Trump apparently does that the Germans are and adversary as he put it who have been cheating the US for decades and who views the Russians more favorably than the Germans or other EU members then perhaps you have an argument. Practically his first phone call as President he berated the Australian PM! The Aussies (and the Germans and even the Swedes) had their forces fighting for the US in Afghanistan and here is the newly elected US President calling a long standing US ally with their troops fighting a US led war and he berated him! Amazing. I am sure Mr. Biden sees Americas friends to be Americas traditional allies in NATO along with Japan, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand. He seems to view the world much as I do, a very traditional and bipartisan American point of view btw. I'm pretty sure Mr. Biden isn't going to go around picking trade fights with US allies either, something I also support. But in the final years of the Obama Administration there was a change in approach towards China. Hu Jintao was termed out, and with him any experiments with electing local town officials or maybe allowing private property as had been the case in the final years of the Hu administration. It was clear from the outset that Xi Jinping was a communist true believer and hard liner more in the mold of Mao than of Deng. Once that became clear the Obama administration quietly changed its approach to China. I vividly recall Mr. Xi daring the Obama administration to prove that China was spying on the US as the US had long alleged. In 2015 the US DoJ dropped indictments on six PLA hackers who belonged to what Fireeye calls APT 1 (for Advanced Persistent Threat 1, an organization in Shanghai they detailed in a 2013 open source report that is very good reading, they even name at least one of the Chinese hackers). This drumbeat that Mr. Biden will suddenly reverse course on China and give Xi a big sloppy wet kiss is a bunch of hooey.

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Posts without paragraphs are more difficult to read.

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