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Chinese President Xi Jinping has been referred to as a dictator by US President Joe Biden. 

Chinese President Xi Jinping has been referred to as a dictator by US President Joe Biden. 

He made these comments the day after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Mr. Xi in Beijing for talks aimed at reducing tensions between the two superpower rivals.
While Mr. Blinken said that all parties were open to additional negotiations, Mr. Xi claimed that progress had been made.
China did not immediately respond to Mr. Biden’s remark.

President Biden claimed that Mr. Xi was humiliated by the recent tensions over a Chinese spy balloon that had been blown off course over the US when he was speaking at a fundraiser in California.

“Xi Jinping didn’t know it was there, which is why he got very upset when I shot that balloon down with two box cars full of spy gear in it,” said Mr. Biden.

“That causes dictators a lot of shame. when they were unaware of what had occurred. The goal of Mr. Blinken’s trip to Beijing, the first by a senior US diplomat in nearly five years, was to reopen high-level discussions between the two nations. But Mr. Blinken made it plain afterwards that there were still significant discrepancies. Long-running disputes between Washington and Beijing involve a number of topics, including trade, human rights, and Taiwan.

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