After Joe Biden emerged victorious after the November election, China state media couldn’t contain themselves:
I believe I won’t tweet nearly as much as in the past two years starting Jan 20 because I don’t have to reply to Trump and Pompeo’s daily slander on China. I don’t expect Biden and his future Secretary of State (whoever he/she is) to be that type of lowlife.
— Chen Weihua （陈卫华） (@chenweihua) November 6, 2020
And when Biden was inaugurated last week, China Xinhua News tweeted “Good riddance President Trump!” And then the tweet was deleted.
The bottom line is that China appears thrilled to see Trump leave and be replaced by Joe Biden. It’s abundantly clear why that is: China knows what they’re in for — or not in for as it were:
.@PressSec on China: “China is growing more authoritarian at home and more assertive abroad. And Beijing is now challenging our security, prosperity and values in significant ways that require a new US approach.” Good
“We want to approach this with some strategic patience.” Oops
— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) January 25, 2021
“We want to approach this with some strategic patience,” Psaki said of Biden's #China policy. She said the White House would be engaging with Republicans and Democrats, as well as international allies and partners, on the issue in coming weeks. https://t.co/oOEuhXHZ0N
— David Brunnstrom (@davidbrunnstrom) January 25, 2021
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) January 25, 2021
Jen Psaki said the Biden Admin is approaching China with "strategic patience." An odd phrase to volunteer – "strategic patience" was often used to describe the Obama Admin's approach to North Korea, which doesn't seem like a successful model for pushing back against the CCP.
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) January 25, 2021
And if there’s any friction the Biden administration has John Kerry at their disposal to maybe organize a James Taylor concert.
Strategic Patience. The new leading from behind. America Last. https://t.co/K4h4dElwMi
— Dallas (@Dallas_Jones78) January 25, 2021
— TheRightWingM 🇺🇸 (@TheRightWingM) January 25, 2021
“Strategic patience” = “Don’t do anything that will piss off the CCP”
— Schültzie (@muffnbear) January 25, 2021
It's almost like they are owned by Beijing.
— Walter Scott (@wscott5050) January 25, 2021
Lol. “Strategic patience” is the definition of a made up “buzz phrase”. It has no meaning and is actually quite humorous https://t.co/7gTST3LJQ0
— Dave (@David_Michael03) January 25, 2021
Strategic patience is code for "We have no clue what to do." https://t.co/rPR0xrm9mx
— Juan Delgado (@BurritoHunting) January 25, 2021