Biden Says Chinese President Xi 'Truly Believes' In Future Determined By Oligarchs
Faizan Hashmi 6 days ago Thu 22nd July 2021 | 06:50 AM
"I talked to Xi, Xi Jinping in China, who I know well, we don't agree on a lot of things, he's a bright and really tough guy. He truly believes that the 21st century will be determined by oligarchs, not a joke," Biden said at a CNN Townhall on Wednesday. "Democracies cannot function in the 21st century, the argument is, because things are moving so rapidly that you can't pull together a nation that is divided to get a consensus on acting quickly.
The statement comes following news earlier on Wednesday that Biden intends to look for opportunities to engage with Xi, although no formal decisions have been made.