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Biden’s UN Ambassador Nominee Defends Past Praise of China

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Biden’s UN Ambassador Nominee Defends Past Praise of China

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President Joe Biden’s nominee to become ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday faced questioning over her past praise of China’s communist regime. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, speaking at an event in 2019 put on by the communist-supported Confucius Institute network, spoke positively about China, telling the audience that the country has invested in Africa in a number of ways, including railway projects and other infrastructure development. Africa would not benefit from competition between the United States and China, she added, saying the United States could “learn from China and its recent success on the continent.” “Ultimately, the future is about Africa and its people. The U.S. should be focused on building a strong partnership with Africa which is based on shared values of peace, prosperity, sustained economic growth and development, and a firm commitment to good governance, gender equity, and the rule of law. I see no reason why China cannot …

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