Nicholas Burns, the Biden administration’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to China, criticized the regime in Beijing during his Oct. 20 confirmation hearing for its display of aggression on the international stage as well as rights abuses in Tibet and Taiwan. Burns was questioned by senators on the chamber’s Foreign Relations Committee on a host of topics including countering the threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), its human rights abuses, the United States’ stance on Taiwan–China relations, and other U.S. interests concerning China. Burns, 65, said Beijing should be challenged “when it takes actions that run counter to American values and American interests, actions that might threaten the security of the United States or our allies and partners, or undermine the rules-based international order.” The Biden administration intends to “uphold a free and open Indo-Pacific” by “maintaining America’s commercial and military superiority in 21st-century technologies,” Burns said. He …


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