About this write CNN with reference to Biden’s statement.
It is noted that in response to a journalist’s question whether the president will continue to call Xi a dictator, as he has done in the past, Biden replied: “Well, look, he is a dictator.”
“He’s a dictator in the sense that he’s running a communist country,” Biden said, adding that China’s government is “totally different from ours.”
China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned Biden’s words and called the US president’s statement “absurd” and “provocative”. write Bloomberg.
The publication suggests that this remark could undermine the agreements reached during four hours of talks between the two leaders.
- The American and Chinese leaders held a meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in California. Read the results of the negotiations here!