Timing is everything

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Early this morning, China congratulated Joe Biden as “President” despite the litigation in all key battleground states that mainstream media is trying to suppress. Joe Biden is expected to make few changes to U.S. policy in conflicts with Beijing over trade, technology, and security should he formally win.

This note of congratulations followed immediately on the heels of this morning in which China warned of action after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Taiwan “has not been a part of China.”

And Just yesterday, President Donald Trump on Nov. 12 issued an executive order to stop investments in Chinese companies that are tied to China’s military, citing threats to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.

China calls Taiwan the most sensitive and important issue in its ties with the United States and has been angered by the Trump administration’s stepped-up support for the Chinese-claimed yet democratically ruled island, such as arms sales.

Taiwan

The United States is bound by law to provide Taiwan with the means to defend itself. It officially only acknowledges the Chinese position that Taiwan is part of it, rather than explicitly recognizing China’s claims.

This was recognized with the work that the Reagan administration did to lay out the policies that the United States has adhered to now for three-and-a-half decades.

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