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Biden’s Diplomatic Team on China Needs Real Experts, like Hunter and Swalwell

John Kass, Tribune Content Agency on

President Joe Biden’s handlers are still shielding him from full-blown news conferences with reporters, but they let him talk directly with Chinese President and Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping?

Ye gods! What were they thinking, letting Biden talk to Xi Jinping?

Xi Jinping wants to eat our lunch, the president said after talking to the communist leader in February.

“If we don’t get moving, they are going to eat our lunch,” Biden said.

Yet a couple of years ago, Biden insisted that China would never be able to eat our lunch. “China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man,” the former vice president said in 2019. “I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what? They’re not competition for us.”

But now they want our lunch?

 

With China pushing around our allies Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and Australia on everything from China’s territorial ambitions to a desire to control rare metals necessary for high technology, this lunch-eating business is dangerously confusing.

C’mon, man. Are they going to eat our lunch or not?

High-level discussions were scheduled for this week between Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, and their China counterparts. Blinken and Sullivan are capable, serious people who will try to undo whatever damage may have been caused by the president, but they might need help. They might need advisers with real firsthand China experience to guide them.

Why not enlist the president’s son Hunter Biden, who has oodles of experience dealing with China? And he’s the smartest man Biden knows.

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