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Biden, Xi clash on Taiwan but try to manage differences

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By SEUNG MIN KIM and ZEKE MILLER

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Xi's government said he condemned such moves, saying, “Starting a trade war or a technology war, building walls and barriers, and pushing for decoupling and severing supply chains run counter to the principles of market economy and undermine international trade rules.”

That war has already begun with Huawei, 5G, semiconductors and AI.

https://morethandigital.info/en/chinas-ai-supremacy-why-u-s-and-eu-are-loosing-the-race-for-ai/

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Be nice to each other and especially the US has to learn and accept that the world is changing and the unipolarity that they enjoyed before is already ending..

New multipolar world order coming!!!..

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“Starting a trade war or a technology war, building walls and barriers, and pushing for decoupling and severing supply chains run counter to the principles of market economy and undermine international trade rules.”

Pretty rich coming from a Maoist true believer who is busy stripping power and assets from China's own tech titans when it is seen by the CCP that a business begins to rival the power of the state.

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Transcript? Notes from the interpreters? Or do we just accept what we were told was said with no proof?

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Respective thought bubbles:

Pooh-bear: The moment we think we can win, we’re launching a military operation to “reunify Taiwan”.

Joe: You think I don’t know that? It’s not going to happen.

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Taiwan is an independent, free country. It may choose to reunite with the mainland, but only if Zhongnanhai reforms itself - which will never happen under Xi. The ball is entirely in the mainland's court, but they have yet to learn even how to dribble. Evidence: exodus from Hong Kong. Without the talented people, HK and Taiwan are simple rocks.

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Joe: You think I don’t know that? It’s not going to happen.

So then Biden is lying?

Biden says after Xi meeting he doesn’t believe there is ‘imminent attempt’ from China to invade Taiwan

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So, Biden had to officially repudiate himself over Taipei, and pretend to not be trying to relitigate America's loss of the post-Cold War era through attempts to reverse China's economic, technical, and trade advancement.

And all he got was an agreement to allow low level government officials to communicate with each other.

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This is a make belief comment: Suppose the communist country United States of America is called China. And, China the democratic country is called the United States of America. And Taiwan is an island off the coast of the U.S.A. that wants to be an independent country. But, the U.S.A. claims it is American territory and threatens to take it by force. Would China send its Army, Navy and Airforce across the Pacific Ocean to fight the U.S.A, to save Taiwan? I think China would rather mind its own business.

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Well did he ask Xi about the origins of COVID or not? If so, how forcefully?

No, he did Trump a favor and asked him about those Chinese-made thermostats that stole votes in 2020....

https://www.yahoo.com/news/official-falsely-claimed-china-changed-013756589.html

guess we will never know. But liberals are certain that Biden laid down the law as super tough guy.

He was tougher than the guy that said about Xi; “He’s now president for life, president for life. And he’s great,” Trump said, according to audio of excerpts of Trump’s remarks at a closed-door fundraiser in Florida aired by CNN. “And look, he was able to do that. I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll have to give that a shot someday,”

While I expect he fell asleep at least once and half of what he said the interpreter just gave up to try to interpret.

At least he isn't holed up at Mar-A-Lago "furious, livid, and fuming"....Maybe it's because one of Trump's top aides said; "This is a sinking ship," one top Trump adviser told ABC News. "We're not going to beat that."

https://abcnews.go.com/US/trump-left-fuming-14-candidates-projected-lose-midterms/story?id=92992662

Sinking ship in so many ways...

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...and as if, on cue, the TDS crowd has to weigh in. The article is about the current President, not the previous one.

As to the meeting, what I saw was a supplicant (Biden) meeting his superior. Xi was standing and waiting in the middle of the stage, Biden approached for the handshake. The body language told the story.

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I see this President taking us to war very soon, God help us all.

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Transcript? Notes from the interpreters? Or do we just accept what we were told was said with no proof?

All his aides were in the room as well, because only Don is stupid (and corrupt) enough to go in solo and come out without a record. NOBODY else is that dumb or craven (or in bed with our enemies).

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Transcript? Notes from the interpreters? Or do we just accept what we were told was said with no proof?

Keeping them is standard - is there some reason to think that they wouldn't be kept in this case? Are you going off the Trump Precedent perhaps?

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Biden, Xi clash on Taiwan but try to manage differences:

Unfortunately, their deep rooted differences (notably the geopolitical clashes) appear to be irresolvable at this defining juncture..

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Governments of the free world cannot trust a word or action associated with the Government of China

Despot dictator Xi Jinping has little or no respect for International Law and is a clear and present danger to the whole region.

The hand you shake is covered in the blood of his own people. Xi cynically undermined every effort to halt this war in Ukraine.

U.S. President Joe Biden with UK (Johnson of all people) have lead the only real opposing force.

Committing billions into Ukraine efforts to repel Putin's war criminals.

This UK feeble government and opposition, plus the EU are reported close to capitulation.

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This is a make belief comment: Suppose the communist country United States of America is called China. And, China the democratic country is called the United States of America. And Taiwan is an island off the coast of the U.S.A. that wants to be an independent country. But, the U.S.A. claims it is American territory and threatens to take it by force. Would China send its Army, Navy and Airforce across the Pacific Ocean to fight the U.S.A, to save Taiwan? I think China would rather mind its own business.

So far China has not had the military capability to mount an invasion with a reasonable chance of success across the narrow Straits of Taiwan.

You ignore the strong ties between the US and Nationalist China rooted in fighting Japan, a relationship nourished by Chiang Kai-shek's late wife who spoke perfect southern accented English and spoke to the American people frequently about the plight of the Chinese at the hands of the Japanese before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Taiwan is the remnant of that close wartime ally and the US retains a great affection for Taiwan. Do not think for a second the US public or any member of the government could turn a blind eye to a Chinese attack on Taiwan. Support for Taiwan is about as universal and bipartisan and anything ever gets in the US.

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Since when does America own Taiwan? Can Americans speak Chinese? Use chopsticks? Eat dog soup?

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The Military Dimensions of the Fourth Taiwan Strait Crisis

https://www.csis.org/analysis/military-dimensions-fourth-taiwan-strait-crisis

At present the Government of China is focused on the Taiwan Strait, there is no military requirement to seize total control of Taiwan.

No, control of the Taiwan Strait would allow an aggressor the primary route for shipping lanes passing from China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and so all points west.

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Xi's government said he condemned such moves, saying, “Starting a trade war or a technology war, building walls and barriers, and pushing for decoupling and severing supply chains run counter to the principles of market economy and undermine international trade rules.”

The forked tongue comes out of Xi yet again. No US tech company operate in China vs Chinese companies openly, freely operating in USA, often with severe national security implications (tiktok). Why not condemn this first?

China is using American corporates (such as China investor Berkshire Hathaway) to leverafe American politics and policies), yet no grievance lodged with China, AT A TRADE CONFERENCE.

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No, control of the Taiwan Strait would allow an aggressor the primary route for shipping lanes passing from China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and so all points west.

The majority of the width of the Taiwan Strait is international waters. The moment China tries to assert control and close the straits to any other user they risk a naval and air war. The US would certainly challenge any such claim by China by sending US Navy and Coast Guard ships into the straits. If China challenged tried to stop them it would quickly have a war on its hands. China knows this too.

Incidentally such a move would immediately make it impossible to insure ships using Chinese ports. The threat of loss due to seizure or sinking would be too great. It would decimate China's foreign trade.

Such comments are nothing but the fevered dreams of beijing fanbois.

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Please Desert, give the CSIS link a read, the team of experts are leaders in there field and independent.

At one point, August 2nd the date Pelosi arrived in Taiwan, the  People's Liberation Army had made more than 21 incursions into Taiwan’s ADIZ and had begun push the median line.

The 'targeted military operations' and subsequent six point blockade had the whole Taiwan Strait choked by joint air and sea drills in the north, southwest and southeast of Taiwan.

These so called red lines had all shipping access to the Taiwan Strait suspended.

Whatever the Government of China intentions, there is no denial of the incisions into Japan ADIZ, and threat of future blatant attempts to provoke a response.

Would US administration go to war?

Or try to find a diplomatic solution?

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