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Biden pledges to pursue a trade and economic agenda that will protect ‘our intellectual prosperity’

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President-elect Joe Biden on Monday said that he would pursue a trade and economic agenda that protects the United States’ “intellectual prosperity” regarding controversies with China’s repeated violations of U.S. intellectual property in commerce and trade.

At Monday’s televised presidential transition briefing, Biden said that the United States should embrace its “democratic partners” around the world in order to increase the nation’s economic leverage.

“In defense of our shared interest and our shared values, we make up 25%—almost 25%—of the entire economy of the world,” he said. “But together with our democratic partners, we more than double our economic leverage.”

Biden then went more in depth regarding a range of broad issues, ultimately saying that the U.S. is stronger when it works with its allies.

“On any issue that matters to the U.S. and China relationship: from pursuing a foreign policy to the middle class; including a trade and economic agenda that produces and protects American workers, our intellectual prosperity, and the environment; to ensuring the security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region; to championing human rights; we’re stronger and more effective when we’re flanked by nations that share our vision and the future of our world,” the president-elect said. “That’s how we multiply the impact of our efforts, and make those efforts more sustainable.”

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Experts Say United States Vulnerable to ‘Electromagnetic’ Attack by Chinese

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When Joe Biden was trying to convince Americans to vote for him to become the next President back in 2019, he belittled the concept that China is a danger to the U.S. “Come on man, China’s not a threat” said Biden.

Experts, however, continue to show just how wrong Biden has always been. Fox News reports “experts are warning that the United States is vulnerable to an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack from adversaries such as China, and that time is running out to invest in defending the country from it.”

Last week during a virtual forum hosted by the Universal Peace Federation, Peter Vincent Pry, the executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, said “that poses a real threat of possibly being able to win a war with a single blow by means of an EMP attack.”

“Moreover…they don’t envision employing an EMP by itself. It would be used in conjunction with cyberattacks and physical sabotage, and non-nuclear EMP” added Pry. Experts also warn that while an EMP attack would be “bloodless” at first, a yearlong blackout could kill roughly 90% of the American population.

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The U.S. electric grid and other infrastructure – such as communications and transportation systems and water and sewer services – could all be devastated by such an attack, experts like Pry warn, noting that time is of the essence for the U.S. to defend itself.

China already possesses “super EMPs” and last summer tested a new hypersonic glide vehicle that analysts warn could deploy the EMP and cause a long-lasting blackout that would shut down key infrastructure and cripple the military’s ability to communicate.

A Pentagon report on Chinese military capabilities details how China has invested heavily in its EMP program, with a strategy that “emphasizes suppressing, degrading, disrupting or deceiving enemy electronic equipment throughout the continuum of a conflict while protecting its ability to use the cyber and electromagnetic spectrum.”

“The PLA is likely to use electronic warfare early in a conflict as a signaling mechanism to warn and deter adversary offensive action. Potential EW targets include adversary systems operating in radio, radar, microwave, infrared and optical frequency ranges, as well as adversary computer and information systems” adds the report.

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