The Chinese Communist Party humiliated the Biden administration on Friday by failing to show up for a high-profile diplomatic summit at the United Nations in New York.
“The Chinese government’s failure to show up at today’s food security ministerial at the United Nations in New York is disappointing, but sadly not surprising,” a Biden administration official told Fox News. “Last year China gave the World Food Program less than 1/1000th what the United States did. This year the UN has not cataloged a single humanitarian contribution from China, after a paltry $9.2 million last year.”
Meanwhile, top Biden diplomats ignored the irony of the United States being among only a handful of nations in the world, including North Korea and China, to have allowed abortion-on-demand and blasted the recent Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken called the SCOTUS ruling “disappointing, but sadly not surprising.” Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, went even further in her criticism.
“The Supreme Court has taken away the established, fundamental, constitutional right to abortion from millions of Americans. This is a cruel, dark and dangerous decision,” Thomas-Greenfield said. “What makes this decision so heartbreaking is that Americans had a clear and unequivocal constitutional right stripped away.”
“Roe v. Wade not only protected the right to privacy, it also reaffirmed basic principles of gender equality. … I have traveled the globe advocating for women’s rights. Now, this decision renders my own country an outlier among developed nations in the world.”
But she has it exactly backwards: The United States had some of the most relaxed abortion laws in the world and the Supreme Court has rectified that situation by recognizing the authority lies with the states.
Nile Gardiner, director of the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, told Fox News Digital that he disagreed with the Biden officials’ inappropriate virtue-signaling.
“It is an absolute disgrace for U.S. officials to be apologizing on the world stage for decisions taken by the U.S Supreme Court,” Gardner said. “[It’s] a demonstration of a complete lack of respect for the rule of law in America and a sneering disregard for democracy in America.”
The Chinese’s diplomatic insult is consistent with the Biden administration’s submissive behavior towards the communist country. In July 2021, it was revealed that Chinese hackers were behind a damaging hack that impacted over 30,000 U.S. organizations and even local governments.
“Your administration is naming and shaming China, but no sanctions,” a reporter asked. “Why? And is that effective enough?”
“They are still determining what happened,” Biden said. “The investigation is not finished.”
This is precisely how the White House handled the Chinese origins of Covid-19. The Biden administration refused to condemn China for its deadly delay informing the world about the Covid-19 pandemic, which even the WHO chief now believes was the result of a lab leak at Wuhan. The Biden administration also decided to send U.S. athletes to Beijing for the Olympics, settling only on a tributary diplomatic boycott. When it comes to implementing new tariffs on China, Biden recently said, awkwardly, “we’re in the process of” making up his mind.
Even worse, the Department of Justice has signaled that it will sue states acting upon the Supreme Court’s decision and will work to undermine states’ enforcement of anti-abortion laws. This is how authoritarian regimes around the world treat the rule of law — with dismissiveness and contempt.
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