The U.S. ambassador to China for former President Barack Obama, Democrat Max Baucus, explained on Tuesday evening to CNN that communist China sees Biden as exceptionally weak.
The statements from Baucus to Jake Tapper on CNN’s “The Lead” takes place in the wake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) landing in Taiwan this past Tuesday, seemingly disregarding the warnings to not go there from China and by others throughout the Biden administration.
“The deeper problem here really is that the visit by the speaker is really pushing America more toward recognizing [Taiwan’s] an independent country,” expressed Baucus. “That’s a big problem here.”
“Don’t forget, too, Speaker Pelosi, it’s a free pass for her,” he went on. “She’s not the president. She doesn’t have to worry about conducting foreign policy worldwide. She is a member of Congress. She doesn’t have to worry about it. She does a little, but not much.”
Baucus then went on to talk about just why Biden looks entirely weak to the Chinese government.
“Poor Joe Biden,” he stated in explanation. “He looks weak because he either told her not to go and it looks weak to the Chinese guys or he’s weak because he told her not to go and she went anyway. And that makes us look a little bit weak to the Chinese.”
“I got to tell you, during the time I was serving in Beijing, one thing I really learned: Chinese understand strength better than do people in any other country, and they could smell weakness 100 miles away,” he finalized. “We’ve got to be strong but strong in the best sense.”
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China officially announced that it was going to be launching military operations that will be encircling Taiwan as a response to the Pelosi visit to the Island country.
Pelosi is the first Speaker of the House to pay a visit to Taiwan since Newt Gingrich’s visit back in 1997, an island that China incorrectly claims to be its own territory, which has kicked off outrage from the country and put China’s military onto its highest possible alertness.
The defense ministry of China has stated that it is now going to be kicking off “targeted military operations” as a response to the visit from Pelosi to the island.
Additionally, one spokesperson for the Eastern Theater Command, Shi Yi, released via a statement that “This action is targeted at the US’s shocking recent major escalation on the Taiwan issue, and serves as a serious warning to Taiwanese independence forces or those seeking independence.”
China has announced that its military operations would start on the 4th of August over six separate areas that encircle the island.