Top China expert for the Hudson Institute, Michael Pillsbury, a senior fellow and director for Chinese strategy told Fox News that there’s “no way of knowing quite yet” if China will feel emboldened following Biden’s meeting with Putin.
But Pillsbury argued that contrary to Biden’s tough talk on China, there is “not enough pressure” on the Asian superpower.
Biden underscored eight major areas of concern in his last conversation with Xi in February, which included addressing China’s abuses in Xinjiang, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, along with their coercive economic practices, assertive actions in the Pacific, issues surrounding the coronavirus, climate change, and weapons proliferation.
“There has been no sign of progress,” Pillsbury said. Adding that Biden needs to “develop more leverage on China to make progress” in confronting the top adversary.