Biden Officials Have Flurry of Meetings with Chinese Officials

By Jerry McConway, updated on September 19, 2023

In recent weeks, Biden has faced considerable questions about the strained relationship between China and the United States.

This is of particular importance for Joe Biden's climate agenda as well as our supply chain.

The Biden administration has been trying to put the idea of a strained relationship on the back burner with a flurry of meetings in recent weeks.

Talking Points…

  • The meetings
  • What Jake Sullivan is saying
  • What Antony Blinken is saying
  • What the Chinese are saying
  • My Two Cents…

The Meetings

There were two meetings that caught the attention of the media.

One was Secretary of State Antony Blinken's meeting with Chinese Vice President Han Zheng.

Prior to that meeting, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan also held a meeting.

Sullivan met with Chinese top foreign policy official, Wang Yi, in Malta.

Jake Sullivan

After his meeting in Malta, Sullivan's team released a statement:

"The two sides discussed key issues in the U.S.-China bilateral relationship, global and regional security issues, Russia’s war against Ukraine, and cross-Strait issues, among other topics.

"The United States noted the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. The two sides committed to maintain this strategic channel of communication and to pursue additional high-level engagement and consultations in key areas between the United States and the People’s Republic of China in the coming months."

Antony Blinken

Blinken has been flat-out owned by the Chinese during his time as Secretary of State.

I can think of two times off the top of my head when he was outright embarrassed on the international stage.

This round of meetings seemed to go better, but the Chinese still took their shot at him and the Biden administration.

After the meetings were over, Blinken stated:

“From the perspective of the United States, face-to-face diplomacy is the best way to deal with areas where we disagree, and also the best way to explore areas of cooperation between us.

“The world expects us to responsibly manage our relationship. The United States is committed to doing just that.”

The Chinese

China did not seem so upbeat about the meetings or the relationship moving forward.

For instance, one Chinese official stated:

"The world needs healthy and stable US-China relations, which benefit not only China and the U.S. but the whole world.

"Last year President Xi had a very successful meeting with President Biden in Bali and yielded a lot [of] important consensus. They point to the right direction for the relations.

" Now China-U.S. relations face a lot of difficulties and challenges. It needs us both to display more sincerity, more efforts, and meet each other halfway."

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning was very direct regarding Taiwan, adding, "Let me say that Taiwan is part of China's territory. There is no so-called 'median line' in the Taiwan Strait."

My Two Cents

Joe Biden, who ran on his foreign policy experience, has been devastating to relationships with adversaries and allies alike.

As usual, his administration has dumped all over Israel.

Russia invaded Ukraine on his watch, terrorist activity is up in the Middle East, and our relationships with North Korea and China are obviously strained.

Say what you want about Trump, but the temperature was far cooler when he was in office than it is under Biden.

The two big ramifications of a strained Chinese relationship are our supply chain and the Democrat climate change agenda.

The supply chain issues were realized during the pandemic, and to think, China can cut that supply again anytime they want and cripple our economy.

As far as climate change goes, if China is not on board, along with India, everything Biden is forcing right now is nothing more than smoke and mirrors. It literally means nothing in terms of carbon emissions if China and India are not on board.

And from the reports I have read, China has actually increased its carbon emissions, so why exactly is Biden reducing domestic energy production and forcing Americans to pay more for oil and gasoline?

It is all about making the claim that he reduced emissions here in the United States, but it is a worthless claim because of China and India.

The bottom line here is that China can cripple us economically anytime it wants to thanks to Biden's failed policies, and now, with these relationships strained, don't be surprised to see China start to squeeze just a little more.

About Jerry McConway

Jerry McConway is an independent political author and investigator who lives in Dallas, Texas. He has spent years building a strong following of readers who know that he will write what he believes is true, even if it means criticizing politicians his followers support. His readers have come to expect his integrity.

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