Henry Kissinger is told that ‘the Chinese people will never forget you’ by Xi Jinping, during a meeting to discuss US – China relations
— Sky News (@SkyNews) July 20, 2023
The White House is run by pathetic losers who are going to be constantly showed up by a 100-year-old man.
I can’t imagine anything more embarrassing.
The White House on Thursday expressed regret that Henry Kissinger was able to get more of an audience in Beijing than some sitting U.S. officials, after the former top diplomat held talks in China.
Kissinger — an architect of normalizing ties between Washington and Beijing in the 1970s as secretary of state and national security advisor in the administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford — was welcomed warmly as an “old friend” by Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday amid efforts by Beijing and Washington to mend frayed ties.
The White House said it was aware of the trip but that it was a private visit by a citizen.
As part of those meetings, Kissinger, 100, also met with China’s top diplomat Wang Yi and with defense minister Li Shangfu, who has declined direct talks with U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
General Li, appointed in March, remains sanctioned by the U.S. over his role in a 2017 weapons purchase from Russia’s largest arms exporter, Rosoboronexport. Chinese officials have repeatedly said they want those sanctions, imposed in 2018, dropped to facilitate discussions.
“It’s unfortunate that a private citizen can meet with the defense minister and have a communication and the United States can’t,” said White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby.
“That is something that we want to solve. This is why we continue to try to get the military lines of communication back open because when they’re not open and you have a time like this when tensions are high, miscalculations also, then the risk goes high.”
Sadly, Kissinger, as good hearted as he may be, cannot stop what is coming.
But it is nice that he showed the world that in reality, the Chinese are very reasonable people.
It is the West who is not reasonable.
The West is run by lunatics who want to blame the Chinese for problems that they created.