By Bernard P. Lawson, The Chicago Times
July 28, 2022
WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden’s call with Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping will center on tensions facing both nations spanning from intellectual property thrift, espionage, to CCP silence on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
In a press conference, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said “There is an awful lot in the bilateral relationship between the United States and China for these two leaders to talk about the next few days.”
The meeting between Biden and Xi comes as the US Congress looks to pass the CHIPs act which will promote the US semiconductor industry with $52 billion in subsidies and tax credits to chip plants worth nearly $24 billion. Many lawmakers and voters are waking up to the fact that China has virtually taken control of all manufacturing of vital products leaving the US homeland in a vulnerable position on the world stage. Many on Capitol Hill are beginning to call for the return of manufacturing in the US or at least to countries that are true allies, not strategic enemies.