On Day 134, Biden Weakened Trump’s Orders Protecting the U.S. from China, and the Press Asked if He Was Getting a Cat.

On one hand, the Biden-Harris White House wants to fight China’s military industrial complex and malign surveillance activities. On the other hand, it doesn’t want to be “accusatory.” Yank Investments? Sure. “Be Accusatory?” No. Joe Biden issued an executive order expanding President Donald Trump’s blacklist of Chinese firms linked to China’s military and development of state surveillance technology. The new order clarifies the extent of the ban’s reach, adding subsidiaries of firms that appeared in the original order. The ban on new investments in the 59 companies begins August 2, 2021. Investors will have one year to fully divest. This