Prime Minister Chris Hipkins said he doesn’t believe China’s leader Xi Jinping is a dictator, after US President Joe Biden gave the Chinese leader that label this week.
Speaking at a fundraiser for his 2024 reelection yesterday, Biden made the dictator comment while stating Chinese President Xi Jinping had been “embarrassed” by the spy balloon Biden ordered shot down over US airspace.
“That’s what’s a great embarrassment for dictators, when they didn’t know what happened. That wasn’t supposed to be going where it was. It was blown off course up through Alaska and then down through the United States. And he didn’t know about it,” Biden said.
“When it got shot down, he was very embarrassed. He denied it was even there.”
Ahead of his trip to China with a trade delegation, where he will meet Xi, Hipkins was asked by a reporter in Lower Hutt if he agreed with Biden’s dictator comment.
“No, and the form of government that China has is a matter for the Chinese people,” Hipkins said.
What the Prime Minister meant to say was that we will call our Chinese Economic Overlords ‘God Like’ right up until America or India buys all our cheap basic milk powder, and then we will immediately side with Australia and America to invade Taiwan.
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