Sen. Dan Sullivan warned Biden and his incoming cabinet members against going weak on China. In a Jan. 26 address on the Senate floor, he noted that “maybe too many” of Obama’s team have come on board with Biden. He said we need fresh views to deal with a changing world, especially with regard to China.

Sullivan focused in on the term “strategic patience,” which Biden’s White House Press Secretary used this week to describe the new president’s approach to foreign policy with China. Sullivan noted that this approach, which Obama took with North Korea, allowed that nation to build up a nuclear arsenal.

“So, I was very surprised yesterday to hear the White House press secretary trot out this term again – strategic patience – but this time when talking about the Biden administration’s policy with regard to China,” Sullivan said. “This is almost certainly music to China’s ears – the leadership of China, because it’s kind of subtle green light to Xi Jinping and the other authoritarians in China that its failure to uphold promise after promise to the United States – something I refer to as ‘promise fatigue’ that we have here.”

Sullivan observed that China is the “biggest geo-strategic issue that we will be facing as a country for the next 50 to 100 years” and suggested that the “strategic patience” approach will only embolden them to continue attempting to dominate the South China Sea with the “militarization of that important strategic sea lane.” He also said it would do little to impede their intellectual property theft and many other challenges.

“The idea that we are going to have strategic patience, I think sends a signal to the Chinese that we don’t take these issues urgently,” Sullivan said. “Words matter, especially from the White House podium.”

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Sullivan warns Biden team against going soft on China

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • john otness says:

    Dont be fooled Alaskans this hack does not represent us… The game is on to hornswoggle you again,,,

  • NAV says:

    Sullivan showed his colors as did all 4 of them Traitors from the govenor up!!!

  • Ed Martin Jr says:

    Dan do Alaskans a favor RESIGN!

  • Mr. P says:

    Sullivan is a POS who voted to certify an obviously stolen election; making him an accessory to Treason. Biden is a Chinese Puppet; he is the Pedophile Head of a vassal Traitorous Vichy Government. The Current Congress (which rubber stamped the stolen election) and this President are illegitimate. Nothing they pass or decree is legal, and US Citizens are morally obliged to ignore and undermine wherever and whenever possible.

    • a says:

      It was his Constitutional duty to certify. It’s disappointing to see so many Republicans in favor of abusing federal power to overturn decisions made by states. We can question the integrity and call for investigations for sure, but the desire to overturn state elections by the federal government here is a slap in the face to the Constitution, Federalism, the Electoral College, and Conservatism in general. Mike Pence and Rand Paul had it right. The left has been attacking the electoral college for years, and the right nearly handed a precedent to them on a platter.