China Embassy warns US over Biden's calling Xi 'embarrassed dictator'
The Chinese embassy has issued a warning to the US government after its President made 'irresponsible' remarks about Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The US President will continue to make "candid" comments on foreign leaders, White House Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby said on Thursday.
This comes after China blasted Biden's comments on President Xi Jinping who he called an "embarrassed dictator" on Tuesday, sparking controversy.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson stressed that the US President's comments are extremely "absurd" and "irresponsible" as his remarks came just after his Secretary of State concluded a trip to China in hopes to restore ties with Beijing.
The Chinese Embassy in Washington warned that the US would "bear all the consequences" if it does not take steps to make up for Biden's "political provocation."
"The president has never been anything but candid and forthright when he talks about, as I said, concerns, whether it's over human rights or whether it's over leadership around the world, and he'll continue to do that," Kirby told CNN when questioned on whether Biden will stand by his outlandish remarks.
"But in order to be having free and open lines of communication, you also have to be able to speak candidly and forthrightly and President Biden never shies away from that," Kirby said.
However, Biden's "candid" approach might have grave outcomes for the US whose requests for talks were repeatedly turned down by Beijing, which asserted on multiple occasions that it cannot hold talks with Washington due to the inconsistency between its actions and its badgering requests to open dialogue.