Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed in an op-ed for the New York Times: “China’s Rise Isn’t Our Demise.”
Now, with nearly 23,000 Americans dead following the attempted Chinese Communist Party cover-up of the coronavirus, it’s time to look back at the would-be president’s claim.
In the 2011 op-ed, Biden wrote: “I remain convinced that a successful China can make our country more prosperous, not less,” and concluded, “Some may warn of America’s demise, but I’m not among them. And let me reassure you: based on my time in China, neither are the Chinese.”
Over the decade prior to that claim – 2001 to 2011 – the United States lost 2.7 million jobs to China, partly because of Chinese currency manipulation.