As Xi Befriends World Leaders, He Hardens His Stance on America

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President Xi Jinping of China has recently welcomed several world leaders with open arms, including Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, whom he referred to as “an old friend of the Chinese people,” and France’s President Emmanuel Macron, whom he treated to an ancient Chinese zither performance.

He has also extended well wishes to Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

However, despite these friendly gestures, the United States has received nothing but a cold shoulder from China, DNYUZ reported.

The Biden administration’s attempts to restart high-level talks and lower tensions over Taiwan have been rebuffed, and Mr. Xi’s government has stepped up its campaign of ridicule and criticism of the United States and Western democracy.

The recent actions taken by China to strengthen its relationships with American allies while simultaneously denouncing the United States can be seen as a reflection of Beijing’s unyielding stance toward the country.

This approach, according to some analysts, demonstrates that President Xi Jinping has fully embraced the belief that engagement between the two nations is currently futile.

The situation has raised concerns that China and the United States are on a dangerous path towards conflict over issues such as Taiwan.

Although China’s diplomatic efforts were dismissed by the United States and some of its allies at a recent G7 meeting in Japan, Mr. Xi has still managed to weaken some of the alliances that support America’s global influence.

Written by staff