Brown, who met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in China following President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, praised Xi as a “determined man” who is “building roads and high-speed rail” across the world.
“I met with President Xi for almost an hour. This is a very determined man,” Brown said during an interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd. “He’s building roads and high-speed rail and not just in China, but all over the world.”
“Washington can’t even build roads and bridges in our own country, much less spreading the American dream all around the world. If we’re going to be the great power we all want to be, we’re going to have to start rolling up our sleeves, raising some revenue, and getting the job done.”
Brown also heaped praise on President Xi Jinping’s position on global warming, arguing the concept of anthropogenic global warming is “not a hoax” and agreed upon by a “majority” of scientists.
“In terms of climate change, it is an existential threat,” Brown said. “It is not a hoax. It was not created in China. It is something that the majority, 95 percent of scientists believe in the science of climate change.”
“We’ve got to do something. It is life-threatening over a relatively foreseeable amount of time.”
China has been regularly promoted as the new face of globalism following the election of President Trump.
President Xi became the first Chinese president to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, where he expressed his desire to move “economic globalization towards greater inclusiveness.”
In the aftermath of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, the Communist government’s media outlet declared China and Germany the dominant “promoters and defenders of globalization.”
“China and Germany both uphold the principle of openness, which has not only made them the beneficiaries of globalization, but also boosted their role as promoters and defenders of globalization,” wrote Wan Zhe in the Global Times.
“US President Donald Trump has been implementing the ‘America first’ strategy and has shown an attitude of skepticism toward globalization.”
“As two important global trade and investment powers, China and Germany have a lot of room for cooperation on global governance.”
President Trump’s election has left many countries formerly critical of the Chinese government’s policies “looking to Beijing to defend international cooperation on matters as diverse as trade and climate change, propelling China to new heights on the world stage,” declared The Los Angeles Times.