Biden continues to look weak against China.
In Tuesday’s virtual summit between President Joe Biden and Communist Dictator Xi Jinping, Biden was bested and reportedly made no progress with China’s leader.
The two “pledged at a virtual summit to improve cooperation, but offered no breakthroughs after three and a half hours of talks,” The New York Times reported.
“The call, which was initiated at Mr. Biden’s request, reflected his administration’s deep concern that the chances of keeping conflict at bay may be diminishing. Mr. Biden has repeatedly suggested that it should be possible to avoid active military engagement with China, even as the United States engages in vigorous competition with Beijing and continues to confront the Chinese leadership on several significant issues,” NYT added.
When talks came around to Taiwan, Xi Jinping warned Biden the U.S. is “playing with fire.”
“Xi threatened Biden over Taiwan,” the Daily Wire reports. “Warning, according to the Chinese readout, that assisting Taiwan in pursuing independence ‘is playing with fire, and if you play with fire, you will get burned.’”
“China will have to take resolute measures if the ‘Taiwan independence’ separatist forces provoke, compel or even cross the red line,” Xi added.
“We were not expecting a breakthrough,” a senior administration official told reporters shortly after the talks with Mr. Xi ended. “There were none.”