Biden Welcomes Xi to San Francisco for Meeting

US President Joe Biden ® and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together after a meeting in Woodside, California on November 15, 2023.

Biden Welcomes Xi to San Francisco for Meeting

San Francisco’s streets were scrubbed clean and its homeless were relocated to welcome Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping for a meeting with Joe Biden on Wednesday. This is the first visit Xi has made to the United States since 2017.

In a four-hour-long meeting, Biden and Xi covered topics from communication to fentanyl to Taiwan.

Hotline: During their meeting, Biden and Xi agreed to create a presidential hotline so they can instantly speak together when urgent concerns arise.

He and I agreed that each one of us can pick up the phone, call directly and we’ll be heard immediately.
—Joe Biden

Military communications: Biden and Xi also agreed to resume military-to-military communications, which China had severed after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan in August 2022.

This will allow Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to speak regularly with his Chinese counterpart.

Fentanyl: They agreed to attempt to slow the production and export of opioid fentanyl. Xi told Biden that China would go after specific chemical companies that make fentanyl precursors and vowed to “trust but verify” Chinese actions on the drug.

Every year, roughly 100,000 Americans die from the fentanyl crisis. This crisis is largely supported and sustained by China (read “China’s Drug War—Against America”).

Biden said the new agreement is “going to save lives.”

AI: Another concern Biden and Xi addressed was the risks of artificial intelligence. They agreed to get experts together to discuss AI’s safety issues.

Iran: Biden also urged Xi to use China’s influence on Iran to help prevent the widening of the conflict between Israel and Hamas. U.S. officials said Biden did most of the talking on the crisis unfolding in the Middle East.

Chinese officials said China has already had discussion with Iran about the matter.

Taiwan: Biden also stressed to Xi that peace and stability need to be maintained in the Taiwan Strait. According to a U.S. official, Biden told Xi to preserve the status quo and to respect Taiwan’s electoral process.

Xi responded: “Look, peace is all well and good, but at some point, we need to move towards resolution more generally.” Then, he told Biden that the U.S. must stop sending weapons to Taiwan and instead “support China’s peaceful reunification.”

Still a dictator: When the meeting was over, Biden held a press conference where a reporter questioned him on whether he still believed Xi was a dictator.

Biden responded:

Well, look, he is. He’s a dictator in the sense that he’s a guy who runs a country that is a Communist country, that is based on a form of government that is totally different than ours.

Biden first called Xi a dictator after tensions between the two nations rose in January when a Chinese spy balloon floated across the U.S. continent.

Still dangerous: Though the Biden administration is doing what it can to repair ties and welcome China’s dictator, Bible prophecy warns that U.S.-China relations will continue to get worse. The meeting between Biden and Xi seems positive; however, China is unrelenting in its desire to retake Taiwan. Xi promised communication but little action.

Many don’t realize China is a danger to America’s livelihood.

Learn more: Read “Wake Up to the Threat From China.”