Text of President Barack Obama’s remarks Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention, as provided by the Obama campaign:
Here are the paragraphs in which China is mentioned.
“You might not be ready for diplomacy with Beijing if you can’t visit the Olympics without insulting our closest ally.”
“Now, I’ve cut taxes for those who need it, middle-class families and small businesses. But I don’t believe that another round of tax breaks for millionaires will bring good jobs to our shores, or pay down our deficit. I don’t believe that firing teachers or kicking students off financial aid will grow the economy, or help us compete with the scientists and engineers coming out of China. ”
“And now you have a choice, we can gut education, or we can decide that in the United States of America, no child should have her dreams deferred because of a crowded classroom or a crumbling school. No family should have to set aside a college acceptance letter because they don’t have the money. No company should have to look for workers in China because they couldn’t find any with the right skills here at home.”
“Around the world, we’ve strengthened old alliances and forged new coalitions to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. We’ve reasserted our power across the Pacific and stood up to China on behalf of our workers. From Burma to Libya to South Sudan, we have advanced the rights and dignity of all human beings-men and women; Christians and Muslims and Jews.”