Communism vs Democracy

Why are two major Communist countries joining forces to challenge the world's top, most advanced, and richest Democracy on earth?

Do these two sensitive little men, Putin and Xi say USA and NATO have become too aggressive? Have their feelings been hurt because Big Biden did not invite them to the global Democracy Summit? 

Last week, U.S. President Joe Biden spoke to representatives of more than 100 countries during a virtual Democracy Summit from The White House in Washington DC.

Their meeting is taking place as both leaders are facing increased outcry from the international community, #Russia for its military presence at the #Ukraine border, and #China for its array of alleged human rights violations, particularly against Uighur Muslims in the western #Xinjiang region.

Xi Jinping General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and paramount leader of China Vladimir Putin President of Russia.  (Look at the floor, it appears that both men missed their red marks and also seem to this observer that Vlad's big boy pants are too long for his short legs.) 

Putin and Xi's virtual meeting comes on the heels of POTUS meeting both of them separately. During their virtual meeting, the White House said that President Biden warned them while calling for de-escalation and a return to diplomacy.

Xi, Putin review actions from the USA and NATO 

  • Conversation between Chinese and Russian leaders on Wednesday will also cover tensions in Europe, according to a spokesman
  • Both men are under pressure from the West. Beijing on human rights and Moscow for a troop build-up near Ukraine

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3159699/xi-putin-disc…

Putin and Xi to discuss 'aggressive' talk from U.S. and NATO, Kremlin says reut.rs/3oTsoqo https://www.reuters.com/world/kremlin-says-putin-xi-discuss-tensions-eu…

Some nations which call themselves democracies weren't invited to the democracy summit. After President Biden's democracy summit, what does it mean when countries say they are a democracy? NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Seema Shah, co-author of the Global State of Democracy report. https://www.npr.org/2021/12/13/1063593984/some-countries-which-identify…

The Fight for Democracy Needs Some Hypocrisy If the goal of U.S. policy is really to contain China, then America will have to relax its commitment to democratic norms. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-12-12/democracy-summit-…

China targeted Taipei's allies while the U.S. hosted democracy summit- Taiwan foreign minister https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-targeted-taipeis-allies-while…