Biden’s Democracy Summit was already a farce. Now whatever little credibility this exercise had just went out the window.
After a Taiwanese minister showed a map that labeled Taiwan in a different color than China during President Biden’s Summit for Democracy last week, the video of her presentation was reportedly cut by the White House over diplomatic concerns.
Taiwanese Digital Minister Audrey Tang’s map was shown for about a minute on Friday before the video feed of her presentation was removed, people familiar with the situation told Reuters.
The issue here is that Communist China claims Taiwan as its own territory. That’s the so-called One China policy.
The Biden administration claims that it opposes a possible Chinese invasion of the Republic of Taiwan, yet panicked when the representatives of its democratic government actually implied that they were a separate and independent country at the “democracy summit”.
When the video was cut, the screen showed a caption that said “Minister Audrey Tang Taiwan.” Later, a message appeared on the screen that said, “Any opinions expressed by individuals on this panel are those of the individual, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States government,” Reuters reported.
That’s what a summit is. It reflects the views of various countries.
The Biden administration’s frantic backpedaling sends a pretty clear message to Xi. And the more it acts like Communist China, the more the Biden administration reminds everyone that its pretenses to being democratic and its condemnations of authoritarianism are a pathetic joke.
The State Department said “confusion” over screen-sharing resulted in Tang’s video feed being dropped, calling it “an honest mistake.”
What was the mistake exactly?
Is the Biden regime claiming that it accidentally lost the video food and then accidentally put up a message saying that, “Any opinions expressed by individuals on this panel are those of the individual, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States government”?
The sources saw the move during a panel on “countering digital authoritarianism” as at odds with the summit’s mission of bolstering democracy in the face of challenges from China and others.
You don’t say.