He then downplayed the expanding Chinese-Russian alliance as well as the broader threat to national security and world peace during his news conference on Friday in Ottawa, Canada, in a terrifying denial of what’s happening.
Strangely, though, John Kirby, a spokesman for the National Security Council, said that the strengthening Chinese-Russian alliance was a sign of how well-aware China and Russia are that American leadership in the world has returned. I feel confident in saying that’s not what they believe.
Biden may have bent over backwards to appease China, but Xi is still not satisfied and is treating Joe like the misbehaving child who didn’t do what he was supposed to.
Although most of what Biden says about his relationship with Xi is embellished truth, the fact that he went “17,000 miles” (or however Joe is describing it this week) with Xi and discussed how America was “one word” was meant to be an evidence of his foreign policy credentials.
Biden was once again unconvincing after the spy balloon incident, claiming that there had been no “serious breach” and that we weren’t “seeking for conflict” with China. Uh, Joe? They observed us. This is the time to make them accountable. To clear the issue, Biden promised to speak with Xi.
Yet that call still hasn’t happened five weeks later. Since Biden stated his willingness, it means that the Chinese are not also willing to pick up the phone. Which demonstrates the lack of regard they have for Biden.
If Biden still doesn’t get it, even Reuters is pointing it out.
“Instead, following two months of diplomatic spats and Xi’s visit to Moscow this week, where he and Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced the United States together, U.S.-China relations have deteriorated to a state that some claim is the worst since the two countries’ normalization of relations in the 1970s.”
Chinese studies professor at Harvard University William Kirby declared, “This is not a good time for American diplomacy. When Mao Zedong said in Moscow that “The East Wind will prevail over the West Wind,” it was 1957, the last time that China and Russia were this close to one another.”
It appears that Joe’s old friend is treating him as though he knows he can push him aside without repercussions.