Let me ask you something.
If you want to be tough and firm with someone; do you give them every single thing that they want?
Sources say that Biden is ‘concerned’ with Chinese behavior in the south pacific, but those same sources claim he is also trying to reform all of President Trump’s policies on China.
How on earth can it possibly work both ways?!
You cannot be tough on China, while unwittingly handing them everything they want. You cannot claim you want to be tough on someone, and then revoke all the tough policies.
Take a look:
Left wing CNN had more on the story:
Biden planned to "indicate that this isn't just about American values, it's about universal values," the senior official said before the phone call.
A White House readout of the call released Wednesday evening said Biden "affirmed his priorities of protecting the American people's security, prosperity, health, and way of life, and preserving a free and open Indo-Pacific."
Biden, the readout added, "underscored his fundamental concerns about Beijing's coercive and unfair economic practices, crackdown in Hong Kong, human rights abuses in Xinjiang, and increasingly assertive actions in the region, including toward Taiwan."
The administration is planning a sweeping review of the Trump administration's posture toward China, including its crackdown on unfair trade practices and antagonistic military activities in Asia, all while acknowledging pursuing a robust Indo-Pacific strategy, according to an administration official. This means embracing China where possible, while calling it out in other matters, such as its human rights abuses.
The Western Journal had more:
Reporting on the conversation by CNN and the New York Times echoes the administration’s lionized version of events.
Despite the rosy coverage, however, it looks like the conversation might be turning into a win for China.
Although Biden claims he talked to Xi for two hours, the only information the public has on this critical meeting are short official statements and the American president’s own words.
Coverage of the event from Chinese state-owned news outlets paints a completely different picture, where Biden’s apparent stalwart defense of the Communist Party’s victims is more of a minor footnote. The stories instead put the president’s glowing praise of China front and center.