President Joe Biden and China’s President Xi Jinping on Wednesday held their first face-face meeting in more than a year amid tensions in the U.S.-China relationshipSponsored Product.
For security reasons, the two leaders held the talks at a private location — the historic Filoli Estate in Woodside, California, outside San Francisco — near where the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit is being held this week. The two men smiled and shook hands after Biden walked out to greet his Chinese counterpart and then they immediately walked inside. With the delegations seated around a large conference table, Biden said, “I value our conversation because I think it’s paramount that you understand each other clearly, leader-to-leader, with no misconceptions or miscommunication.”
Noting their personal history, Biden expressed his appreciation for their “straightforward and frank” discussions in the past. “We haven’t always agreed,” he said with a smirk which was not surprising to anyone given that disagreements are quite common between world leaders who have immense power over entire countries.
“The meetings have always been candid,” he continued. But we all know what happens when people say things like ‘candid’, ‘frank’ or ‘straightforward’. They usually mean everything but those words! So don’t take anything seriously here folks!
Xi Jinping responded by saying it is unrealistic for one side to remodel another – thank goodness someone finally pointed that out – before adding that conflict has unbearable consequences for both sides.
“It is an objective fact that China and United States are different…well duh!” Xi noted as if we needed reminding of this obvious fact while also claiming they can rise above differences through respect (the kind of respect where you secretly plot against each other).
Just before cameras were led out of the room; ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Selina Wang asked Xi several times: “President Xi do you trust Biden?” Alas! No response from him so let your imaginations run wild about what he could be thinking – does he? Doesn’t he?
Later on during their walk around estate after lunch; President Joe told Selina Wang how well his meeting with Xi was going but come on guys we all know how these conversations go down behind closed doors wink wink
Details of four-hour meeting
Fentanyl got some airtime during this 4 hour long pow-wow as did artificial intelligence climate change etcetera etcetera blah blah blah… We won’t bore you with details because honestly who cares anymore about endless diplomatic jargon which will only make us fall asleep faster than counting sheep!
The official also said China has agreed to allow better communication among armed forces just like kids playing telephone game at school except these kids involve people whose decisions can affect millions of lives! How comforting right?
Biden reminded everyone present including himself about Mrs.Xi’s upcoming birthday since she shares her special day with him too – oh come on now isn’t it cute? Two powerful men discussing birthdays when there are much larger issues at hand.
Speaking off larger issues Taiwan came up as potentially dangerous issue according to Mr.Xi while US maintains its commitment towards status quo whatever that means…
Chinese officials however had something else entirely different to say criticizing US efforts suppress development restrictions etc…which essentially translates into “we’ll keep doing whatever we want.”
Before leaving Washington though; good old Joe wanted normalcy back especially being able pick up phone talk whenever crisis strikes-just like old friends catching up but without any real friendship involved really…
And lastly- drumroll please- military-to-military communication needs restoration apparently according Pentagon makes sense considering incidents involving nations’ ships planes especially concerning Taiwan…
Other items expected agenda include getting Iran stop attacking US forces Middle East aiding Russia invading Ukraine pressing North Korea same…
Biden scheduled hold news conference later today after ends so stay tuned folks get ready hear lot diplomatic double-speak straight faces while trying decipher actual meanings behind them!