“It is the bilateral challenge facing the 21st century United States and the decisions they will make will not be easy as they were not for our President who is in office right now,” Keane told FOX Business .Morning with Maria.”
Keane’s comments follow Biden Monday as he announced a series of key Cabinet appointments, including Antony Blinken as Secretary of State, Alejandro Mayorkas as Secretary of Homeland Security and Avril Haines, who will become the first woman to serve at the top of other positions.
Keane went on to say that facing up to China’s challenge is a “complicated matter”. He also questioned how the Biden cabinet would “cooperate” with this China with regard to the Coronavirus Pandemic and other important issues.
“What will we compete with in China? And certainly in economic competition and in competition with AI, artificial intelligence, 5GQuantum computing, all advanced technologies will be there,” Keane said.
“And this is where it gets difficult, what are we going to confront China with? And are we going to confront them about their economic coercion, their military intimidation in the South China Sea, and their human rights violations – these are all choices, and all of those choices have consequences.”
Keane characterized Biden’s selection as a “centrist selection,” but also noted that they “have factual experience in foreign policy and national security.”
“They will rely heavily on multilateralism and relationships with allies to achieve United States goals and objectives, but it remains to be seen what difficult choices they will make.”
Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.