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Biden’s China ambassador nominee talks about US relations with China

Nicholas Burns testifies before Senate Committee. Burns is President Biden’s nominee for China.

Where: Washington, DC

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President Joe Biden’s nominee for US ambassadorship to China, Nicholas Burns, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

The post of ambassador to China is one of the most important posts for US foreign policy, and Burns is a former senior State Department official and diplomat with decades of experience.

Burns said the US should keep its rivalry with Beijing in perspective and have confidence in its own strength.

Burns stated, “The PRC is not an Olympian power. While the PRC has many strengths, it also faces substantial demographic, economic, and political challenges.”

Burns further stated, “Beijing has been an aggressor against India along their Himalayan border; against Vietnam, the Philippines, and others in the South China Sea; against Japan in the East China Sea; and has launched an intimidation campaign against Australia and Lithuania.”

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