Xi Jinping, the dictator of communist China, issued probably the most serious threat against the United States so far, namely, that America will “burn”
He said this in a telephone conversation with President Joe Biden, who seems to have kept quiet.
Expansionist Chinese Stance Towards America, Taiwan
Tensions have been running high between the United States and the increasingly aggressive communist dictatorship in China.
Probably the most prominent issue in US-Chinese relations, however, is the fate of Taiwan, formally “the Republic of China,” and an informal US ally.
Chinese President Xi keeps threatening to use force in order to “unify” Taiwan and China. As his ally, Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine in February, there have been concerns that Xi may use that in order to invade Taiwan.
Most recently, Chinese communist leadership has been riled up by the plans of Nancy Pelosi, the US House Speaker, to pay an official visit to Taiwan. Such a move is seen as legitimizing Taiwanese independence.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 29, 2022
Telephone conversation between Joe Biden and Xi Jinping:
📍"China will firmly defend its sovereignty and opposes interference by other states in Taiwan's affairs. One who "plays with fire" will certainly burn himself" — Xi Jinping
— Ioan Haboczki (@haboczki) July 28, 2022
BREAKING REPORT: Chinese President Xi Jinping issues DIRECT THREAT to Biden on Taiwan, 'Play with fire and you WILL get burned'…
THE WORLD IS LAUGHING AT JOE…
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) July 28, 2022
Biden Makes Hawkish Gaffes, Now Conciliatory
President Joe Biden has been using a conciliatory approach towards Beijing; he even recently stated that Pelosi shouldn’t go to Taiwan to avoid angering the communists.
On Thursday, however, Biden’s appeasement towards China reached a new high – or low. Xi Jinping apparently threatened he would “burn” America if it supported Taiwan’s independence.
Sleepy Joe appears to have failed to react in any self-respecting, forceful manner whatsoever.
Biden and Xi held a two-hour-long telephone conversation on Thursday. According to Chinese state-controlled media, it was during that call the latter said to the former that if one plays with fire, one “will get burned.”
That was apparently an impudent, highly aggressive threat to the United States because of its support for Taiwan, a vile vow on China’s part to target America.
The vicious threat, however, was nowhere to be found in the brief press release about the Biden-Xi conversation published by the White House.
Instead, the release revealed Sleepy Joe engaged Xi with a toothless remark about how America is opposed “strongly” to “unilateral efforts” to change the existing situation or “undermine” the peace surrounding Taiwan.
A comment about the conversation with Xi posted on Biden’s Twitter profile seemed ever more toothless, mentioning “deepening the lines of communications” and “responsibly managing differences.”
The US policy towards Taiwan since the 1970s is leaving Beijing guessing as to whether America would come to Taiwan’s aid in the event of a communist attack on the 23-million-strong island.
Interestingly, through his frequent gaffes, Sleepy Joe suggested thrice so far that America will certainly defend Taiwan, forcing his administration to backtrack his blunder.
In any case, even as they were gaffes, those statements made more sense, compared with Biden’s newly appeasing attitude when he was apparently threatened by Xi.
The Kremlin expressed "solidarity" on Friday with China's stance on Taiwan after Chinese President Xi Jinping warned U.S. leader Joe Biden not to "play with fire" over the self-ruled island.https://t.co/GKBq4M3Z2P
— The Moscow Times (@MoscowTimes) July 29, 2022
Today I spoke with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China as part of our efforts to deepen lines of communication, responsibly manage our differences, and address issues of mutual interest. pic.twitter.com/mwIeg35h8j
— President Biden (@POTUS) July 28, 2022