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Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul released the following statement expressing his disappointment with President Joe Biden’s meeting with Chinese Communist Party Chairman Xi Jinping. Despite 4 hours of talks and the expenditure of US taxpayer dollars, Chairman McCaul highlights that the meeting yielded nothing substantial, except a mere promise of more meetings in the future.

“While unsurprising, I am nonetheless disappointed the Biden administration conducted yet another fruitless meeting with the Chinese Communist Party. Having these senior level meetings without getting anything in return and without having any desired outcomes sets a horrible precedent and makes the United States look incredibly weak. The Biden administration made concessions to get this meeting – only to make more concessions – including the removal of an organization from the entity list known to conduct human rights abuses.”