China is actively discussing the most likely candidate for the post of the new US Secretary of Defense in the event of the final proclamation of Joseph Biden as the 46th President. Official Beijing decided to congratulate Biden on his election this week.
Recall, that the main candidate for the post of head of the Pentagon in the "Biden administration" is 59-year-old Michelle Flournoy, who was under Obama as Deputy Secretary of Defense for Political Affairs.
Chinese media drew attention to Flurna in connection with a number of anti-Chinese statements she made earlier.. for example, Ms Flurnoy has repeatedly spoken about the need to counter China's growth, as "China is among the greatest threats to the United States".
And in the Chinese edition of SCMP, columnist Liu Zheng recalled, that Michelle Flurnoy just recently stated, that “China will have to think three times, before trying to counter the US Navy in the South China Sea ". Flournoy added, that “in the South China Sea, the US Navy has the ability to sink the Chinese fleet for 72 o'clock".
The Chinese press notes, that now Mrs. Flurnoy can even more "lean" on the militaristic rhetoric, to be approved as head of the Pentagon.
The relatively liberal SCMP commented on the statement of the candidate for the US Secretary of Defense:
Michelle Flournoy (on the "sinking of the Chinese fleet") far from feasible.
used photos:Facebook / USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54)