China expert Gordan Chang asks why Biden didn’t bring up COVID in his discussion with China’s President Xi Jinping?
Gordan Chang was on Newsmax and he discussed Biden’s reaction to China.
President Joe Biden didn’t bring up the topic about the origins of COVID-19 during his three-and-a-half hour conversation with China’s President Xi Jinping because that would mean he’d have to do something about holding the rival country accountable, China expert Gordon Chang said on Newsmax Tuesday.
“Biden didn’t want to discuss it during their two-hour phone call in February,” Chang said on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America.” “I’m sure it didn’t come up in their September call … they say, well, we don’t want to veer into conflict, but you know, conflicts are not preceded by an absence of communication. They’re preceded by communication of the type we had last night for 3.5 hours.”
According to a White House readout about the lengthy conversation between Biden and Xi, they discussed several topics, including trade, human rights, Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet, Xinjiang, a free and open Indo-Pacific, health security, the climate crisis, and global energy supplies. The release, however, does not mention any conversation about COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Chang said that the conversation involved maintaining relations while Beijing “kills Americans with coronavirus, with fentanyl.”
Chang tweeted out his thoughts after this interview.
How can #JoeBiden, in almost four hours of conversation with #XiJinping, not mention the origins of a disease that has now killed more than 764,000 #Americans? #China #COVID19 #coronavirus @RitaCosby @TheLCPR https://t.co/TpxCbRN8Db
— Gordon G. Chang (@GordonGChang) November 17, 2021