China censored Pence’s comments on China. Signal returned when Harris began talking again. pic.twitter.com/0VEMAqDA95
— Nathan VanderKlippe (@nvanderklippe) October 8, 2020
In a brazen display of anti-Trump sentiment, the Chinese Communist Party censored last night’s debate when Vice-President Mike Pence spoke.
They then reestablished the connection when it was Sen. Kamala Harris’ turn to speak.
The Chinese government seems to have a preference for former VP Joe Biden and Sen. Harris in this year’s election.
Last month a 4-minute video produced by China Global Television Network, a state-controlled media outlet that runs propaganda for the Chinese Communist Party, contended that Biden is appearing tough on China only to win November’s election.
“Joe Biden had a rosy view of China. To win the election, he and the Democratic Party shifted to appear tough while leaving room to maneuver if Biden wins,” the video said.
Additionally, Chinese state-run media outlets including China Global and Global Times have run a slew of op-eds backing Biden as “smoother” to deal with.
“Biden is definitely smoother to deal with, which is the consensus around the world. For China, because Biden was vice president during Obama’s term, and had a lot of prior experience dealing with Chinese leaders, we would expect to facilitate more effective communication with Biden if he wins,” the Times reported.