One Important Topic’s Missing from Summary of the Biden Xi Jinping Summit – Watch

The White House put out a summary of the three-hour meeting that took place between President Joe Biden and Chinese Communist Party Chairman Xi Jinping in Indonesia on Monday. 

It showed that the two men spoke candidly about their respective priorities and covered a large range of issues important to each country. President Biden explained that America would continue to compete with the PRC and would keep investing in sources of strength at home and with allies around the world.

The White House explained that the “two leaders discussed the importance of developing principles that would advance these goals and tasked their teams to discuss them further. 

President Biden underscored that the United States and China must work together to address transnational challenges – such as climate change, global macroeconomic stability including debt relief, health security, and global food security – because that is what the international community expects. The two leaders agreed to empower key senior officials to maintain communication and deepen constructive efforts on these and other issues. They welcomed ongoing efforts to address specific issues in U.S.-China bilateral relations, and encouraged further progress in these existing mechanisms, including through joint working groups. They also noted the importance of ties between the people of the United States and the PRC.”

Biden raised some serious concerns about PRC practices in Xinjiang, Tibet, and Hong Kong. He also focused on human rights more broadly. 

He gave details about how our one China policy had not changed and the United States opposes any unilateral changes to the status quo by either side.

President Biden also raised concerns about Russia’s brutal war against Ukraine and Russia’s irresponsible threats of a nuclear use.

But missing from the statement was any mention of the COVID-19 pandemic, which China covered up in partnership with the World Health Organization. There have been millions of death worldwide from the disease, how could China’s involvement in this not be discussed?