China Campaigning for Biden

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by Martina Moyski  •  •  August 25, 2020   

Former VP represents a 'smoother' ride for communists

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BEIJING ( - Major media mouthpieces for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) are cheerleading for their pick for the November U.S. presidential election: Joe Biden.

The Global Times, published in English from its headquarters in Beijing, is rooting for the Democrat presidential candidate. An article by Yang Sheng titled "Biden 'smoother' to deal with," published after the Democratic National Convention, makes this preference clear.

Yang quotes experts to explain his choice.

Li Haidong

For example, Li Haidong, professor at the Institute of International Relations at the China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing, said, "Biden is definitely smoother to deal with," claiming this "is the consensus around the world."

Li puts Biden's VP experience in the advantage column. "For China, because Biden was vice president during Obama's term, and had a lot of prior experience dealing with Chinese leaders, we would expect to facilitate more effective communication with Biden if he wins," Li argued.

Lü Xiang, a research fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, sees Biden's connection to Obama as a revival of CCP-favored policies the Trump administration tossed aside.

"Biden could revive Barack Obama's legacy. Negotiations on the TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership] and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) could be restarted very soon if Biden takes office," Lü predicted.

Yang also alleges a united front among Democrats, overlooking the various factions within the party.

"The Democrats' national convention showed unity as all senior members and several former Democratic presidents endorsed Biden," he said.

On the other hand, the CCP journalist suggested, "The Republicans are much more divided. Some senior Republican figures, including Colin Powell, a former U.S. secretary of state and a top advisor to three Republican presidents, even endorsed Biden."

[W]e would expect to facilitate more effective communication with Biden if he wins.

The Global Times' "puff piece" echoed that of another published by the CCP-funded network, China Global Television Network (CGTN).

Titled "Five Takeaways From the 2020 Democratic National Convention (DNC)," the article swooned with praise for Biden's acceptance speech, which it said, "exceeded expectations" and was delivered "almost flawlessly."

According to CGTN, Biden's speech was merely one of several outstanding segments of the event.

Like the Global Times, the CGTN emphasized the unity within the Democratic party, alleging Biden's selection of Kamala Harris as vice president was "welcomed by all wings of the party," despite Harris' humiliating show in her presidential bid.

The CCP-inspired articles were written after the director of National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) William Evanina issued a public statement Aug. 7 to all Americans regarding "the intentions and activities of our adversaries with respect to the 2020 election."

His long history with China is well documented, and his support of the communist People's Republic of China is deep and longstanding.

"We assess that China prefers that President Trump — whom Beijing sees as unpredictable — does not win re-election," the report reads. "China has been expanding its influence efforts ahead of November 2020 to shape the policy environment in the United States, pressure political figures it views as opposed to China's interests, and deflect and counter criticism of China."

On Friday, The National Pulse assessed Yang's article and its backing of Biden for the U.S. presidency:

Global Times' de facto endorsement of Biden is not surprising; it's rooted in the former veep's decades-long political career built on the exportation of American jobs and critical industry to China while his family members inked billion-dollar deals with Chinese Communist Party-owned enterprises.

The National Pulse's review of the Global Times' endorsement of the "former veep" aligns with what many are observing: Not only has the CCP endorsed Biden but Biden has endorsed the CCP.

"His long history with China is well documented, and his support of the communist People's Republic of China is deep and longstanding," reported Church Militant in June. "In honor of all he has done for China at the expense of the United States, he has earned himself the nicknames of Beijing Biden and Chairman Jao."

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