Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo stepped up her rhetoric against Beijing on Tuesday and said the US has to work with European allies to slow China’s “innovation.”
“America is most effective when we work with our allies,” Raimondo told CNBC. “If we really want to slow down China’s rate of innovation, we need to work with Europe.”
Raimondo has made it clear that she favors the hardline trade policies of the Trump administration, including tariffs and export blacklists. Like President Biden, Raimondo wants to get allies to go along with these hardline policies.
“We don’t want autocratic governments like China, writing the rules of the road. We together with our allies, who care about privacy, freedom, individual rights, individual protection, we need to write the rules of the road,” Raimondo said.
The US often accuses China of exporting technology with backdoors Beijing can exploit for surveillance purposes. But the US doesn’t have much of a leg to stand on when it comes to these accusations considering the global surveillance the US has conducted through the NSA, as revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Also on Tuesday, Raimondo accused China of blocking Chinese airline companies from buying Boeing airplanes. “There’s tens of billions of dollars of planes that Chinese airlines want to buy but the Chinese government is standing in the way,” she said.
16 thoughts on “Commerce Secretary: US Needs to Work With Europe to Slow China’s Innovation”
It is scary to know that such essentially dumb people work for government and support us.
There will be no longer any doubt left in any Chinese man, woman ir child that we are vicious, fundamentally supremacist people. People who cannot believe that Chinese people are innovative, and if by any chance it is so — than it is US Gid-given right to stop it!
Only Amerikkka would wish for ANYone to be “less innovative”.
Heck, some billionaire’s pocket might not get lined.
Actually we support the dumb people via taxes that pay their salaries, perks, and pensions.
Join together not to outinnovate China but to hamper their progress🙃. I remember a think tank supremo once said because of how China operates they will never be a hub of innovation but can only copy
If we can prevent it?
Its quite true, except, we’ve become so much like China we can’t innovate either.
Even the digital QR social credit system our Great COVID-1984 Leaders want via Vax Passports, is copying what we gave China to perfect.
All ‘great’ nations come to the point where public policy is about maintaining the status quo of the Deeply established ‘leadership’.
Avoiding shakeups in the pecking order by pesky innovaters and their upstart ideas and inventions becomes the silent priority.
Watch out “allies”. The US is dangerous and not trustworthy. Make your own policies towards China. Be constructive, not afraid.
Lithuania today has just shown how sucking up to the US can serve a tiny country with no stake of its own in the US confrontation on the other side of the world.
The US is used and abused by its own foolishness, that is what the example shows.
This would be more of the same foolish abuse of our own interests. Cut world innovation? Ah, climate change and population pressures?
Climate change and depopulation scare policies are ‘last man standing’ strategies that will hit the developing world far harder than ourselves.
Change the word “innovation” to “evolution.” US totalitarianism seeks to stop evolution of social systems world-wide. Autonomousdemocracy.org opens ideas of social evolution. Use it as food for thought; innovate, invent and evolve beyond totalitarian capitalism and white euro-american dreams of superiority.
Very apt point. This bad Raimondo is like some twisted anti-dope to our revered co-founder Justin. An embarrassing Raimondo. If she thinks this type of striving is rational for China, would she also support such flat earth policies for America…????
The elite have already squeezed innovation out of the US. Note that agriculture is the foundation of all culture, Peasants currently produce 70% of food on the table while using only 25% of arable land. US style land grabbers produce 30% of the world’s food on the table and use 75% of the arable land.
Leading social doctors conclude the US is a failed state.
This won’t work, and it would be an evil if we could do it.
The one and only answer is more and better innovation of our own. It is like free speech, where the answer to bad speech is more speech. Eliminating a good thing is a bad thing.
If we want true innovation we need a freer more private society where the informationally advantaged can’t poach all the good ideas from their real creators.
Inventors have always been cheated, but the new digital era really accelerated the process of dispossession of IP.
The Winklehorst Twins were the true inventors of Facebook, but not as much in favour with the Deep State.
That was hard to read. Should have put “Gina” in front of every “Raimondo”.
Yeah. I really miss Justin’s insight and input too.
Its still like a flower suddenly missing from an arrangment.
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