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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that the threats posed by China and Russia to U.S. elections are "not equivalent," stressing that "Russia is actively, 24/7, interfering in our election."

Why it matters: Top counterintelligence official William Evanina revealed in a statement on Friday that the Russian government is "using a range of measures" to "denigrate" Joe Biden ahead of the election. The government of China, meanwhile, prefers that Trump does not win re-election, Evanina said.

The big picture: Pelosi called on the intelligence community to release more information about Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2020 election.

What she's saying: "I take second place to no one on my criticism of China for over 30 years. ... What they said is China would prefer Joe Biden. Whether they do, that's their — that they would prefer Joe Biden. Russia is actively, 24/7 interfering in our election."

  • "They did so in 2016, and they are doing so now. And they say that to a certain extent, but they need to tell the American people more."
  • "The American people, I believe, they should decide who the president of the United States is. Not Vladimir Putin making that decision for us."

Go deeper: FBI director Wray warns of China election interference

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Felix Salmon, author of Capital
Nov 16, 2020 - World

China's new world order

Map: Danielle Alberti/Axios

The largest free trade area in the world came into existence over the weekend — and the U.S. was not even invited.

Why it matters: For the first time in living memory, the hegemon at the center of a major global free trade agreement is not the U.S.

Scoop: Trump plans last-minute China crackdown

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

President Trump will enact a series of hardline policies during his final 10 weeks to cement his legacy on China, senior administration officials with direct knowledge of the plans tells Axios.

Why it matters: He'll try to make it politically untenable for the Biden administration to change course as China acts aggressively from India to Hong Kong to Taiwan, and the pandemic triggers a second global wave of shutdowns.

Tech's election post mortem: Better than 2016, but lots of new woes

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Silicon Valley's platforms are relieved to see Election Day slip into the past and feel they did a much better job than in 2016 at deflecting foreign meddling and disinformation, even as critics continue to point out new failures and President Trump's refusal to concede has laid new challenges in their path.

Driving the news: With online polarization deepening after a close election, the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter will face hostile Senate questioning Tuesday from both sides of the aisle.

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