Biden takes heat for remarking “other norms” while speaking about China and human rights
President Biden He was quickly criticized Tuesday night for learning how to deal with human rights abuses in China.
Biden recently had a phone call to President Xi Jinping and said his counterpart was focused on maintaining a “united, tightly controlled” China. Biden said the focus is on Xi.
But as President of the United States, Biden said at a CNN City Hall event in Milwaukee that he must speak out against Beijing’s aggression in Hong Kong, “what he is doing with the Uyghurs in the western mountains of China” and Taiwan. Biden said Xi understood.
“Culturally, there are different norms,” said Biden, for leaders to follow. He later stated that China would “affect” his actions.
Nevertheless, the comment “Different standards” prompted …