China, Russia Tensions Rise at Munich Security Summit; Biden’s China Adviser Leaving

( – Sino-Russian aggression was again in the hot political seat as the Munich Security Conference kicked off on February 15, Voice of America reported.

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, Chinese regime top diplomat Wang Yi, NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and French President Emmanuel Macron are among the officials in attendance. Among the key issues to be discussed are the war in Ukraine, and tensions between Western leaders and the Chinese regime.

The Biden administration’s advisor on China and Taiwan, Lauren Rosenberger, is leaving the administration, as part of a long-planned departure that predates the Chinese spy balloon debacle, Reuters reported.

Rosenberger is set to depart from the Biden administration in March, Bloomberg reported. While her exit plans were long in place, the advisor’s departure comes at a “tumultuous time” for the Biden administration’s China foreign policy.

Rosenberger departs office ahead of increasing tensions between the United States and China. U.S. support of Taiwan has been a contributing factor to these mounting tensions, as the United States has publicly endorsed Taiwan’s right to national sovereignty. The Chinese Communist regime regards Taiwan as Chinese Taipei, considering it as part of the mainland of China and therefore falling under Communist jurisdiction.

China has likewise committed acts of aggression against the United States that have further strained the relationship between the two global superpowers. The most notable event was that of a Chinese spy balloon appearing in U.S. airspace earlier in February. The spy craft floated over North America and the entire United States before it was shot down by an F22 in the Atlantic Ocean.

While China denies that the surveillance balloon was meant for gathering intelligence, the U.S. Navy has stated that the balloon had max surveillance capabilities.

The Chinese regime has countered the balloon allegations with claims that the United States has likewise launched similar surveillance balloons into Chinese airspace. The United States denies these allegations, Reuters reported.

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