The United States under Joe Biden’s administration will continue to invest in a strategic partnership with India, should it be elected to power, according to the proposed 2020 Democratic Party platform.
With a capacity of 90 pages, the platform covers all political aspects, including national security and foreign policy, and will be adopted by its delegates at the party’s national convention in Wisconsin. The four-day convention August 17-20 will officially nominate former Vice President Joe Biden as its candidate for the November 3 presidential election.
“We will continue to invest in our strategic partnership with India – the world‘s largest democracy, a nation of great diversity and a growing power in Asia-Pacific,” the Democratic Party platform said.
When it comes to India, there isn’t much of a difference between the party’s 2020 platform and that of 2016, when former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was the presidential candidate.
“We will continue to invest in a long-term strategic partnership with India, the world‘s largest democracy, a nation of great diversity and an important power in the Pacific,” the 2016 platform said.
However, unlike 2016, the current proposed platform makes no mention of Pakistan and this time it has elaborated its policy on China in more detail than ever in the past.
“The Democrats’ approach to China will be guided by America’s national interests and the interests of our allies, and will build on the sources of American strength – the openness of our society, the the dynamism of our economy and the power of our alliances to shape and uphold international standards that reflect our values, ”noted the platform, which was considered by the 2020 Platform Committee at its July 27 meeting.
“Undermining these forces will not make us ‘hard on China.’ It would be a gift to the Chinese Communist Party,” he said.
The proposed platform for 2020 also said that America must approach its relations with China with confidence. The confidence to lead international efforts to push back against malicious behavior while continuing to cooperate on issues of mutual concern such as climate change and non-proliferation and ensuring that the US-China rivalry does not endanger global stability, he said.
“Democrats believe that if the United States does not work with its allies and partners to shape the terms of world trade, China will shape them for us – and American working families and the middle class will pay the price. That is why we will work with our allies to mobilize more than half of the world economy to stand up to China and negotiate from the strongest possible position, ”he said.
Compared to China mentioned 22 times in the latest platform, it was only featured seven times in 2016.
“Democrats will use all of our trade enforcement tools to hold China and other trading partners accountable – because no country should be able to manipulate their currencies to gain a competitive advantage,” the 2016 platform said.
There is no mention of Tibet in the Democratic Party’s 2020 program proposal.
“We will promote greater respect for human rights, including the rights of Tibetans,” he said in his 2016 platform.
According to the proposed 2020 platform, if voted in power, Democrats will take aggressive action against China or any country that tries to undermine American manufacturing by manipulating their currencies and maintaining an exchange rate misaligned with the dollar, by dumping products like steel and aluminum. in the US markets or by providing unfair subsidies.
“Unlike President Trump, we will resist the efforts of China and other state actors to steal American intellectual property and demand that China and other countries stop and stop carrying out cyber espionage against our companies,” he said. -he declares.
Describing climate change as a global emergency, the 2020 platform promises to join the Paris Climate Agreement.
On the first day of the Biden administration, which among other things will also seek higher ambition from nations around the world, “putting the United States back in the position of global leadership to which we belong,” he said. he declares.
According to the platform, Democrats believe diplomacy should be America’s tool of first resort.