The U.S. and China tensions worsen as President Biden called the East Asian country a “ticking time bomb” during a recent fundraiser. Reports say the context of the prediction was unclear although Biden noted the country’s aging population and high unemployment.A pool report of the fundraiser at the Park City in Utah on August 10 revealed that the U.S. and China tensions worsened as American President Joe Biden tragically called the East Asian country a “ticking time bomb”. Reports say the full context of what Biden predicted remains unclear, although Biden noted the country’s aging population and high unemployment.
According to Nelson, the U.S. and China tensions also worsened as Biden referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as a “dictator” at a forum with donors last June. Further reports say U.S. officials also feared that one day, Xi may attempt to forcefully end Taiwan’s de facto independence and unify the island with the mainland controlled by the Communists.
Despite U.S. And China Tensions Worsening
However, according to Gao, despite the U.S. and China tensions worsening, Biden is still criticized by Republicans for not asserting an approach toward the East Asian country on issues with fentanyl exports. Reports say these illegal exports have resulted in record-high overdose deaths in the U.S.
Fentanyl, a chemical mainly sourced from China, reportedly caused the deaths of around 75,000 Americans in 2022 after killing 71,000 in 2021, almost 58,000 in 2020, over 36,000 in 2019, and nearly 31,000 in 2018.
In addition, despite the U.S. and China tensions worsening, Biden’s critics also noted that the President hardly compelled the city of Beijing for more transparency on the emergence of the COVID-19 after a potential leak from a research laboratory in Wuhan.