China: Joe Biden Is Incapable of Clear Speech
'Another confusing and unclear statement is not surprising'
China's propaganda outlet The Global Times has dismissed Joe Biden as being incapable of clear speech and blasted him for "woeful communication skills" over his comments in support of a sovereign Taiwan.
In a statement on America’s policy on Taiwan, Biden used the word “independent."
Some Chinese observers torched Biden's comments for failing to acknowledge Beijing’s false assertion that Taiwan is a Chinese province.
Biden then backtracked his remark, insisting “nothing” would change in America’s approach to the island nation.
The Taiwanese government is anti-communist and democratic, eager to establish ties with the United States.
But since the presidency of Jimmy Carter, Washington has refused to acknowledge the reality of Taiwan’s existence.
Chinese media outlets said that “suppressing” Taiwan was high on Xi’s list of priorities.
“There is no need to analyze Biden’s meaning word for word,” Lü Xiang, a regime-approved Chinese “expert,” told the Global Times on Wednesday.
“It is known that Biden is not articulate. Since taking office, he has uttered all sorts of strange words and expressions,” Lü observed.
“Another confusing and unclear statement is not surprising.”
The Global Times quoted Lü describing Biden as “poor in verbal expression.”
Another “expert” told the propaganda newspaper that china should celebrate that Biden “did not even try to speak from the position of strength” when meeting with Xi.
Other Chinese observers praised China for having “the edge” in talks due to a variety of factors.
Taiwan featured prominently in government reports on the discussion between Biden and Xi.
The Chinese Communist Party’s Xinhua News Agency reported Xi threatened Biden on the matter, saying, “Whoever plays with fire will get burnt.”
Biden weighed in on the Taiwan issue during an event in New Hampshire not long after, appearing to defy Xi’s threat before backing down.
“We have made very clear we support the Taiwan Act, and that’s it,” Biden said to reporters.
“It’s independent. It makes its own decisions.”
Biden insisted he was “not encouraging independence” and “nothing happens” to American policy on Taiwan following his statement.
Chinese regime spokesman Zhao Lijian blasted Biden in remarks:
“I want to stress that what the US should abide by is the one-China principle and the three China-US Joint Communiqués, which are important political consensus between China and the US and the political foundation of China-US ties,” Zhao told reporters during a Foreign Ministry briefing.
“Both the so-called ‘Taiwan Relations Act and the ‘Six Assurances,’ concocted by some forces in the US, contravene the three China-US Joint Communiqués."
"In essence, they place US domestic law above international obligations and are illegal and invalid.”
Last month, Taiwan's president warned the threat from Communist China is growing "every day."
The leader told CNN that Taiwan is a "beacon" of democracy that needs to be defended.
"Here is this island of 23 million people trying hard every day to protect ourselves and protect our democracy and making sure that our people have the kind of freedom they deserve," she said at the time.
"If we fail, then that means people that belief in these values would doubt whether these are values that they (should) be fighting for."