CHINA/CLIMATE CHANGE/WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION: “[I]t’s not so much about punishing China. It’s about making sure China understands they got to play by the rules. It’s a simple proposition. And so that’s one of the reasons why we’re going to rejoin the World Health Organization. We’re going to rejoin on day one as well. And it needs reform, I acknowledge.

And rejoin the Paris Climate Accord. And we have to make sure that the rest of the world and we get together and make sure there are certain bright lines the Chinese understand. We have to not only deal with this pandemic, we got to plan for the next one. The idea that viruses are going to go away is just not rational. We’re going to recalibrate and set up the institutional structures we had in our administration of Obama Biden and build on it.”

-Joe Biden, “President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Deliver Remarks,” YouTube.com, Nov. 19, 2020