President Joe Biden reportedly is “not worried” about how his leadership or Democratic leaders negatively impact America’s relationship with China. However, ambiguity, mixed messaging and false bravado seem to be hallmarks of the Biden presidency, and China has taken notice.
China’s recent moves to invade Taiwanese airspace with fighter jets and surround the island nation with military vessels, cutting off trade routes the island nation has used since proclaiming its independence in 1949, substantiates the claim.
For his part, President Biden reportedly advised House Speaker Nancy Pelosi not to take a delegation to Taiwan — she did anyway.
Three weeks ago, President Biden spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping, vowing to take a hard line and address sensitive issues such as the origin of the COVID pandemic and the smuggling of drugs into America. China claims those issues were not addressed.
The phone summit was a failure. The White House acknowledged that no de-escalation of tension between the two superpowers could be reported. A spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry rebuked America’s attempts to bring order to the region, threatening, “those who play with fire will perish by it.”
In May, the Post noted that at a press conference in Tokyo, President Biden pledged that “the U.S. would defend Taiwan against an attack from mainland China.”
That statement was immediately walked back by Biden’s handlers who, in doing so, telegraphed that America is weak and Biden is not in control.
Staffers insisted there is no change in the U.S. One China policy.
Further clouding the issue of America’s relationship with China are the rising doubts and troubling reports regarding the Biden family’s financial ties to the Chinese government.
Hunter Biden has said he divested his 10 percent stake in the Chinese business, BHR, but he has not proven that that is the case.
Also, President Biden reportedly has financial ties with Chinese Energy (CEFC). In an exclusive report, the Washington Post reported that CEFC paid the Bidens $4.8 million in 2017 and 2018.
Tony Bobulinski, Hunter Biden’s former business partner, told the New York Post he spoke with Joe Biden in May 2017 about the deal whereby the “big guy” would receive a 10 percent stake in a corporate entity established with CEFC.
Bobulinski reports that the email’s author, James Gilliar, also identifies the president as the “big guy.”
In the important game of brinkmanship, many assert that America’s series of missteps in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Syria, combined with the president’s mixed messaging and apparent conflicts of interest, put the U.S. at a significant disadvantage when vying for leverage in dealing with China on Taiwan.
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