President Joe Biden has single-handedly managed to exacerbate U.S.-China relations with his weakness on the global stage. China is currently on the brink of invading Taiwan, and, as such, the president will soon meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping, marking the first in-person meeting between the two leaders since 2022.
Joe Biden will be flying out to California next week to meet with Xi Jinping.
Even Joe gets an annual performance review from his boss.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) November 10, 2023
The meeting will reportedly be centered around the “continued importance of maintaining open lines of communication” between the U.S. and China. It will also involve ways in which Biden and Jinping “can continue to responsibly manage competition and work together where our interests align, particularly on transitional challenges that affect the international community.”
In a recent statement, China’s Foreign Ministry said that Jinping would attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in San Francisco, California —where Biden and the Chinese president are scheduled to meet.
Two senior Biden administration officials said that Biden and Jinping would meet in the San Francisco Bay area but refused to offer specific details because of security concerns, as reported by ABC News.
The scheduled meeting between Biden and Xi likely won’t lead to any resolutions being made between the U.S. and China.
Biden’s goal in the meeting is toward “managing the competition, preventing the downside risk of conflict and ensuring channels of communication are open,” one Biden administration official said.
The official added that Jinping’s visit to San Francisco will mark the Chinese president’s first since he was a young Communist Party leader.
“We’re clear-eyed about this,” another official said. “We know efforts to shape or reform China over several decades have failed, but we expect China to be around and to be a major player on the world stage for the rest of our lifetimes.”
Since Biden took office, relations between China and the U.S. have drastically waned. Under the president’s watch, China flew a spy balloon across the continental U.S., gathering sensitive information from military sites. Given Biden’s incompetence, the surveillance balloon wasn’t shot down until it finished obtaining sensitive information from America.
China has also threatened to invade Taiwan under Biden’s tenure, setting up what could be another World War if the U.S. were to get involved.
China has also had several close calls with the U.S. in international airspace, with the U.S. military warning that the Asian country has performed several risky maneuvers next to American aircraft.