Third Way Applauds White House National Security Strategy that Prioritizes Outcompeting China
WASHINGTON – Third Way released the following statement from Valerie Shen, Vice President of Third Way’s National Security Program:
“Today’s release of the White House’s 2022 National Security Strategy outlines a clear, ambitious vision to tackle the nation’s greatest geopolitical challenges – with outcompeting China at the top of the list,” said Valerie Shen, Vice President of Third Way’s National Security Program. “While Russia and eroding democracy at home are key threats, China is the only global competitor with both the ‘intent to reshape the international order’ and the power to do so.
“The strategy critically highlights how China seeks to ‘mold global technology use’ to promote its authoritarian model around the world. That is why our recently launched US-China Digital World Order Initiative emphasizes the need for a comprehensive whole-of-society strategy to set international norms with democratic values. We will need to work closely with America’s network of like-minded allies and engage in deep public-private partnerships with our technology sector. We urge both parties to work together on the Biden Administration’s strategy to restore American leadership to combat rising authoritarianism, human rights abuses, and strengthen democracy over autocracy at home and abroad.”