Original title: just two hours into the White House, Biden mentioned Chinese leaders
(observer network news) on January 20 local time, the White House “changed hands.”. New US President Biden also arrived at the White House at 3:15 p.m. More than two hours later, in his speech to nearly a thousand new government officials, Biden made special mention of a conversation with Chinese leaders many years ago.
Video capture of Biden’s speech to the new official
According to CNN and the South China Morning Post, Biden attended the swearing in ceremony of nearly 1000 new government officials in the form of video on the afternoon of the 20th. Biden mentioned in his speech that a long time ago when he met with Chinese leaders at a private dinner, the latter asked him, “can you define what America is for me?”
Biden replied: “I can use one word to describe it: possibilities We believe that as long as we make up our mind, everything is possible. “
CNN pointed out that the meeting Biden mentioned took place in 2011 when he visited China as vice president of the United States. Both the South China Morning Post and CNBC noted that Biden did not mention other countries or foreign leaders in his 10 minute speech at the official swearing in ceremony. He also warned new officials that it is important to respect each other for everyone they come into contact with.
According to the South China Morning Post, Biden mentioned Chinese leaders in the form of memories and did not make any negative comments on bilateral relations, which marks a change in Biden’s tone towards China after the escalation of Sino US tensions during Trump’s administration.
CNN wrote: “Biden only stayed in the White House for two hours and recalled his intimate dinner with foreign (Chinese) leaders.”
According to CNN’s itinerary on January 20, Biden arrived at the White House at 3:15 p.m. after the inauguration and attended the official swearing in ceremony at 5:45 p.m.