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President Joe Biden in an impassioned speech on Wednesday framed infrastructure as a matter of national security, saying that China was outpacing the US as he excoriated Republicans who opposed his $2 trillion plan.

After months of Republicans saying Biden is too soft on Beijing, the president is flipping the script. Biden has effectively accused the GOP of aiding China by pushing against his infrastructure proposal, which Republicans have dismissed as too costly.

"My Republican friends ... many of them say it's too big ... They say, 'Why not just focus on traditional infrastructure?'" Biden said of the GOP response to his plan. "We are America. We don't just fix for today; we build for tomorrow."

Biden's infrastructure plan aims to boost the US economy via investments in transportation, broadband, manufacturing, clean energy, and research and development in technology, among other areas and issues. The proposal focuses heavily on addressing climate change and would increase the corporate-tax rate.


"Do you think China is waiting around to invest in its digital infrastructure or research and development? I promise you, they are not waiting," Biden said. "But they are counting on American democracy to be too slow, too limited, and too divided to keep up the pace."

Biden said China and the rest of the world "are racing ahead of us in the investments they have in the future."

"America's no longer the leader of the world because we're not investing," he added.

He framed the issue of improving US infrastructure as part of a fight between democracies and autocracies — a theme Biden has repeatedly focused on since taking office. The president said American democracy was at an "inflection point" and it was "a moment where we prove whether or not democracy can deliver."



"This generation can be marked by the competition between democracies and autocracies because the world is changing so rapidly," Biden said. "The autocrats are betting on democracy not being able to generate the kind of unity needed to make decisions to get in that race. We can't afford to prove them right."

"We have to show the world, but much more importantly, we have to show ourselves that democracy works," he added. "This is the United States of America, for God's sake."

Biden has made competing with China on the global stage a top foreign-policy priority.

As he calls for the US to increase investment in infrastructure, the Biden administration is ramping up criticism of China on human rights. Last month, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and China's top diplomat got into a contentious public debate after Blinken accused Beijing of human-rights abuses and attacks on democracy.


The Treasury Department subsequently slapped new sanctions on Chinese officials over what Blinken described as "genocide" against the Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

On Tuesday, the State Department said the US was open to having discussions with allies regarding a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics over China's human-rights violations. The Chinese government on Wednesday told Washington, DC, there would be a "robust" response if the US boycotted the Winter Games.




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So that's why only $500 billion is actually going to infrastructure? While the rest of the bill has a lot of pork as usual?

This is why Washington is so fucking corrupt and broken. Even when something big gets done, it's always half assed and filled to the brim with pork.
 

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Its just like CN-Mongol killing each others to survive and VN took advance to expand to the South. Nothing new.

Keep killing your 1979 daddy, Im enjoy watching the show, mate 💌
Distorting historical facts based on Khmer Krom Manga script.
So who was the great female conqueror that treated all his male counterparts as her slaves?

:sarcastic: :sarcastic:
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President Joe Biden in an impassioned speech on Wednesday framed infrastructure as a matter of national security, saying that China was outpacing the US as he excoriated Republicans who opposed his $2 trillion plan.

After months of Republicans saying Biden is too soft on Beijing, the president is flipping the script. Biden has effectively accused the GOP of aiding China by pushing against his infrastructure proposal, which Republicans have dismissed as too costly.

"My Republican friends ... many of them say it's too big ... They say, 'Why not just focus on traditional infrastructure?'" Biden said of the GOP response to his plan. "We are America. We don't just fix for today; we build for tomorrow."

Biden's infrastructure plan aims to boost the US economy via investments in transportation, broadband, manufacturing, clean energy, and research and development in technology, among other areas and issues. The proposal focuses heavily on addressing climate change and would increase the corporate-tax rate.


"Do you think China is waiting around to invest in its digital infrastructure or research and development? I promise you, they are not waiting," Biden said. "But they are counting on American democracy to be too slow, too limited, and too divided to keep up the pace."

Biden said China and the rest of the world "are racing ahead of us in the investments they have in the future."

"America's no longer the leader of the world because we're not investing," he added.

He framed the issue of improving US infrastructure as part of a fight between democracies and autocracies — a theme Biden has repeatedly focused on since taking office. The president said American democracy was at an "inflection point" and it was "a moment where we prove whether or not democracy can deliver."



"This generation can be marked by the competition between democracies and autocracies because the world is changing so rapidly," Biden said. "The autocrats are betting on democracy not being able to generate the kind of unity needed to make decisions to get in that race. We can't afford to prove them right."

"We have to show the world, but much more importantly, we have to show ourselves that democracy works," he added. "This is the United States of America, for God's sake."

Biden has made competing with China on the global stage a top foreign-policy priority.

As he calls for the US to increase investment in infrastructure, the Biden administration is ramping up criticism of China on human rights. Last month, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and China's top diplomat got into a contentious public debate after Blinken accused Beijing of human-rights abuses and attacks on democracy.


The Treasury Department subsequently slapped new sanctions on Chinese officials over what Blinken described as "genocide" against the Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

On Tuesday, the State Department said the US was open to having discussions with allies regarding a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics over China's human-rights violations. The Chinese government on Wednesday told Washington, DC, there would be a "robust" response if the US boycotted the Winter Games.




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china racing ahead of US ? :D
politicians will remain politicians .
there is no comparison between US and china .
 

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that is why chinese form long ques to get american green card , given chance half of china will settle in america .
Maybe 10 to 15 years ago, but not now. Trust me, immigration from China will significantly decrease post covid.
 

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