Marco Rubio Slams Biden’s Private Phone Meetings With China

( President Joe Biden’s phone discussion with President Xi Jinping of China received harsh criticism from Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

According to Rubio, the call made last Thursday morning was a “victory” for China.

In a statement issued by his office last Wednesday, Rubio said that the phone call itself is a triumph for Xi, who is facing genuine political pressure in the run-up to the 20th Party Congress and mounting discontent across the nation.

Rubio ended the statement by saying President Biden should never beg Beijing for refined petroleum, eliminate tariffs, or applaud Xi’s phony climate pledges. Instead, the president must state unequivocally that his administration would uphold Taiwan’s independence and enforce Rubio’s Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.  Biden should also call for the release of all American nationals jailed in China.

According to reports, the White House stated the call’s topics would likely include the conflict over Taiwan and Russia’s incursion into Ukraine.

The discussion was expected to cover managing the competition between the two countries, according to White House national security spokesperson John Kirby in a briefing for reporters.

Kirby stated that it was not anticipated that Biden would decide before the call whether or not to lift trade tariffs on Chinese products. Biden and his staff have been contemplating whether to waive some tariffs to help the U.S. economy.

Kirby claimed that he didn’t think tariffs would be a significant subject on the call.
There are tense points in this relationship, but there were also opportunities for cooperation, such as climate change.  According to Biden, it is important to maintain open lines of contact with the Chinese.

Reports show China vehemently opposes separatist movements toward Taiwan’s independence and outside meddling. China intends to protect its national sovereignty. The statement claimed those who play with fire would perish by it.

I miss the mean Tweets and booming economy.