Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs: ‘It is unacceptable for Biden to call Xi Jinping a dictator.
A few days ago, US President Biden called Xi Jinping a dictator, which made the CCP jump its feet. Subsequently, the US State Department responded to the CCP’s response by saying that the differences and differences between the two sides should not be surprising, therefore, no further explanation of the president’s comments is required.
On Tuesday (June 6), when Biden participated in a campaign fundraising event in California, he commented on Blinken’s visit to China, saying that he had done a good job, and said that China is really experiencing economic difficulties at present, and very importantly, the CCP now wants to establish relations with the United States again.
Biden also mentioned that in February this year, he ordered the shooting down of CCP spy balloons. “I shot down the balloon full of two boxes of spy equipment, and Xi Jinping was very angry because he didn’t know it [the balloon] was there,” he said. That’s the great embarrassment of dictators, who don’t know what’s going on. ”
“That’s not where it (the balloon) is supposed to go. It was blown off course, through Alaska and then down through the United States. And he (Xi Jinping) does not know about it. He was very embarrassed when it was shot down. He even denied it was there. Biden said.
Biden’s remarks quickly attracted the attention of international public opinion and made the CCP jump in anger.
On the 21st, Mao Ning, spokesman of the Communist Party of China’s Foreign Ministry, said at a press conference that Biden’s remarks were “extremely absurd” and “extremely irresponsible” and “an open political provocation.”
On the same day, at the State Department’s regular news conference, Vedant Patel, the State Department’s principal deputy spokesman, responded to the matter by saying, “It is not surprising that there are differences and disagreements.” The President and the Secretary of State believe in the importance of diplomacy. ”
“The President and the Secretary of State have made it very clear that we will continue to manage this [U.S.-China] relationship responsibly and maintain open lines of communication with China,” he said. But that certainly doesn’t mean we won’t be outspoken about our differences. ”
He added, “I don’t think the president’s comments require further clarification or further explanation, but we are very clear about it, and it is consistent with our attitude towards the People’s Republic of China (CCP).” ”
According to CNN, White House officials did not try to clarify Biden’s remarks. While some U.S. officials expressed surprise after reading the president’s statement, there was little indication that Biden had made the wrong thing when he detailed his thoughts on the balloon incident that suspended U.S.-China relations earlier this year.
According to NBC, a senior Biden administration official said that Blinken has become accustomed to sensational remarks by the president and is not upset.
Another senior administration official said Biden’s frankness on China was not shocking. “It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the president speaks frankly about the differences between China and us — and we’re certainly not the only ones doing so,” the official said. ”
Blinken traveled to Beijing for a two-day visit from June 6 to 18. On the afternoon of the 20th, Blinken met with Xi Jinping.
Later, Blinken said at the press conference that in the meeting with Xi, Blinken raised issues such as the Taiwan Strait issue, the human rights situation in China and Hong Kong, the Russian-Ukrainian war, and the proliferation of fentanyl in the United States. This is also a matter of disagreement between China and the United States.
Guo Jun, editor-in-chief of The Epoch Times, said in the program “Elite Forum” of the New Tang Dynasty Dynasty that Blinken’s visit to China has not made a substantive breakthrough in the relations between the United States and China, and there can be no substantive breakthrough. Especially on the Taiwan issue, in fact, both sides have crossed each other’s red line and are intertwined, and there can be no breakthrough between the two sides.
Wei Jingsheng, an activist of the Chinese democracy movement, said in the “Elite Forum” that after Blinken’s visit, it can be said that the CCP regime has revealed their details, that is, they have exhausted their skills, which has been seen by the Americans. Then in this case, the current road of the United States, that is, on the road of anti-communism and restrictions on the Communist Party, will go deeper and further, that is, it will become more and more severe against the CCP.