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Biden says ‘dictator’ comment won’t undermine US-China relationship

Joe Biden says his earlier ‘dictator’ touch upon Chinese language president Xi Jinping has not derailed efforts to fix ties between the world’s two largest economies. He was talking at a joint press convention with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the White Home on June 22, 2023 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. President Joe Biden dismissed considerations about his remark referencing Chinese language chief Xi Jinping a “dictator,” saying his remarks didn’t undermine diplomatic efforts to fix fragile ties between the 2 nations.

“I do not suppose it is had any actual consequence,” Biden instructed reporters Thursday at a joint press convention in Washington with the visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Biden labeled Xi a dictator throughout a marketing campaign fundraiser in California on Tuesday, simply someday after Secretary of State Antony Blinken wrapped up his first official go to to Beijing.

Inside hours, China shot again with a pointy response, calling Biden’s remark “totally absurd and irresponsible” and a “provocation.”

The Chinese language ambassador to Washington, Xie Feng, made “robust protests” to senior White Home and State Division officers, NBC Information reported.

“I’ve mentioned this for a while — that the hysteria concerning the relationship with China is collapsing and shifting, and so on, and so on. We had an incident that induced some — some confusion, you would possibly say,” Biden mentioned Thursday. “However Secretary Blinken had an ideal journey to China. I anticipate to be assembly with President Xi someday sooner or later, within the close to time period.”