Blinken Kowtows a Little More With Eye-Brow Raising Comment from Beijing

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Joe Biden and his team seem to have been doing all they can to kowtow to the Chinese. The Chinese have been treating Biden like they can do what they want with him.


We’ve seen all kinds of aggressive moves from the Chinese, as my colleague Susie Moore observed earlier, from the spy balloon and overseas “police stations” to the warship near-miss. There were reports about spying in Alaska as well as contradictions from the Biden team about the Chinese operation spying on us from Cuba.

Yet instead of chastising the Chinese or demanding better behavior, Biden comments that the U.S. “doesn’t seek conflict” as though the problems are the fault of the U.S. The U.S. bizarrely appeared to be the one begging for better relations after the spy balloon incident. NSC spokesperson John Kirby even said they weren’t investigating the spy balloon in a bizarre statement. There was even a report that Biden wanted to call Xi and his staff stopped him, raising more questions about who is in charge at the White House.

The Biden team sent low-level people to Beijing right on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in a huge gaffe, not appearing to care about the significance of that action.

As we reported, now Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Beijing meeting with a variety of leaders. He was treated inauspiciously on his arrival, to say the least, with no red carpet and no high-level greeting getting off the plane.


That’s the equivalent of treating him like an errand boy.

That continued during his meeting with China’s top diplomatic official, Wang Yi, where Blinken was made to walk to him, and no flags were present at the photo-op greeting.

Blinken described the meeting as “candid and constructive,” as we reported, although it didn’t achieve the resumption of military communications that they had been hoping for.

But if you look at the readout from the Chinese as to their takeaway from the meeting, it’s a scolding of the U.S. It blames us for the problems, saying that a choice must be made between “cooperation and conflict.”

The statement notes that Wang Yi said the “root cause is U.S. misperceptions toward China, which has led to misguided China policies.” How can things be resolved? It “is necessary for the United States to reflect upon itself” and follow the “mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation put forward by President Xi Jinping as the fundamental guidance.”


Additionally, “Wang demanded that the United States stop playing up the so-called ‘China threat.'” Just ignore all we’re doing, guys. Notice nothing in there indicating they will stop making any of those “threats.”

Let me ask Blinken regarding Wang’s statement: Does he genuinely think that’s “candid and constructive,” or is he just deluding himself?

The Chinese statement also said:

The United States must earnestly abide by the one-China principle set out in the three China-U.S. joint communiqués, respect China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and unequivocally oppose “Taiwan independence.”

This was Xi Jinping’s statement saying they made “progress” and were back to where they were when Biden met with Xi in Bali. That reads like the U.S. is just going to let bygones be bygones, and China can continue on its merry way doing whatever it wants.

But then perhaps the worst part was this after China said that the U.S. must unequivocally oppose “Taiwan independence.”


Here’s Antony Blinken kowtowing in Beijing and doing exactly that. It looks like a hostage video.

The part of what he says is all that “strategic ambiguity” stuff where we play this game with China that we have historically, that we pretend they’re one to China’s face while not being specific about things. So while what he said is not “different” from the official policy, what happened to the “strategic ambiguity” here?

Of course, things will “progress” with China — if you kowtow, throw Taiwan under the bus, and do everything they want you to do.


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