Tiananmen Sq Leader Slams ‘Hollow’ Biden on China


Wang Dan, a Tiananmen Square Protest leader, slammed Joe Biden’s promises regarding the Chinese Communist Party as “hollow.”

The remarks appeared in a New York Times report, “Trump Is Better’: In Asia, Pro-Democracy Forces Worry About Biden.”

“As President-elect Biden assembles his foreign-policy team, prominent human rights activists across Asia are worried about his desire for the United States to hew again to international norms. They believe that Mr. Biden, like former President Barack Obama, will pursue accommodation rather than confrontation in the face of China’s assertive moves,” the piece notes.

One such activist is Wang Dan, a veteran Chinese dissident who lead the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest efforts against the Chinese Communist Party.

Wang slammed Biden’s approach to his former country:

“For Biden’s policies toward China, the part about making China play by the international rules, I think, is very hollow. As we know, the Chinese Communist Party hardly abides by international rules. The United States must realize that there will be no improvements on human rights issues in China if there is no regime change.”

The Times also added that Wang “continued to question Mr. Trump’s electoral loss, baseless claims shared by other prominent Chinese-born dissidents.”


Natalie Winters

Natalie Winters is freelance reporter.

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