US President Biden defends calling Chinese leader Xi Jinping a ‘dictator’
  • 10 months ago
For the full story:  US President Joe Biden said on June 22, 2022, that he did not think his comments referring to Chinese President Xi Jinping as a dictator had undermined or complicated Washington’s relationship with Beijing. Days earlier, Biden described Xi as being out of the loop regarding an incident involving what Washington said was a “Chinese spy balloon” drifting over US territory. Chinese officials called Biden’s initial statement a “provocation” and have lodged…