Biden Labels Xi a ‘Dictator’, Fueling US China Tension Amid Diplomatic Efforts

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US China Tension

US President Joe Biden’s recent characterization of Chinese President Xi Jinping as a dictator, delivered at a fundraising event in California, has further heightened the ongoing US China tension.

This comment from Biden surfaced just a day after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Xi in Beijing with the objective of thawing the frosty relations between these global powerhouses.

US China Tension : The Spy Balloon Controversy Adding Fuel to the Fire

An alleged Chinese spy balloon that was downed by the US has served as a particular point of contention in this conflict, with Biden emphasizing Xi’s apparent embarrassment over the incident.

This balloon, initially claimed by China to be a weather monitoring apparatus, drifted across US airspace before American military action brought it down in February.

US China Tension : China’s Strong Dissatisfaction with Biden’s Comments

China expressed strong objections to Biden’s comments, with foreign ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning labeling them “extremely absurd and irresponsible” and an affront to diplomatic protocol.