China looms large over Biden ‘infrastructure’ pitch

President Joe Biden has pitched his infrastructure package as a weapon essential to keeping pace with China, calling it a “blue-collar blueprint” that his administration says will create millions of jobs and better position the United States to compete with Beijing.

Justifying his $2.25 billion proposal, Biden said Wednesday that “China and the rest of the world” are racing ahead of the U.S. All told, he mentioned the country six times.

“Do you think China is waiting around to invest in its digital infrastructure or research and development?” he asked.

“I promise you, they are not waiting.
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