Tough Talk

You don’t want to mess with Joltin’ Joe Biden. He’s a hardcase. He’s from Scranton, PA. You just ask Cornpop, he’ll tell you Joe isn’t a man you want to cross when he tells you off:

Biden warns Xi of the ‘consequences’ if China supports Putin during his ‘brutal attacks against Ukrainian cities and civilians’ and told him to stay away from Taiwan in two-hour phone call.

President Joe Biden warned on Friday Chinese President Xi Jinping of the ‘consequences’ Beijing would face if it provides support to Russia during its invasion of the Ukraine.

In the nearly two-hour video call between the two leaders, Biden ‘described the implications and consequences if China provides material support to Russia as it conducts brutal attacks against Ukrainian cities and civilians,’ the White House said in a readout of the conversation.

But the White House declined to say what those consequences would be and refused to say whether or not Biden made any specifics asks of China, which has a close diplomatic relationship with Russia.

I have no doubt that Xi Jinping is every bit as impressed with the Fake President’s posturing as I am. In response to the tough talk, China declared that it would continue doing whatever it deemed to be in the interests of the Chinese people without any interference from the United States or anyone else.

China and Russia are both independent great powers. Besides, China has maintained a consistent position over the Ukraine issue, emphasizing all sides’ security concerns and interests should be respected and upheld. Its position is out of its own interests and the interests of the region. It will never dance to the tune of the US or sacrifice relations with Russia to satisfy US demands.

For a long time, the West has misinterpreted the China-Russia relationship, believing it’s based on expediency and could be easily torn apart. The truth is, the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination has withstood the test of the time and is rock solid. It’s China’s most important and stable diplomatic strategic asset that cannot be damaged.

Global Times, 18 March 2022